Here at Best 1 Cleaning, we have a range of upholstery cleaning techniques and cleaning solutions to bring your seats back to life again.
Upholstery Cleaning Methods
When steam cleaning upholstery or dry cleaning upholstery, a test piece is done first in an inconspicuous area before applying the cleaning solution to the whole seats. This will give the cleaner a good idea of what sort of cleaning products can and can’t be used on the seats. This will eliminate the risk of any damage being caused.
Different materials require different cleaning products to be used. Using the wrong type can cause discolouration and permanently damage the material.
A professional upholstery cleaner would also condition the fabric during the cleaning process. This will help keep the lounge suite soft and make the fabric last for longer. Manufacturers of seats recommend having them cleaned at least once a year. This will help remove grease from our bodies that builds up over time. This grease buildup is mostly around the arm rests and head rests. In most cases, it takes a solvent bases cleaning solution to remove. But solvents must be used with caution and only by a professional. They must also be fully extracted from the material.
A good way to keep your upholstery in good condition is to have a fabric protection applied after the cleaning process. This will help protect against stains and spills. Stains, like cordial, wine and food, can leave permanent stains that soak into the fabric. These types of spills can be easily wiped up with a damp cloth, if there is a fabric protection applied.
Some lounge suite labels state that they can only be dry cleaned. This can be a problem as not many cleaning companies know how to dry clean upholstery. The problem with these types of materials is that the colours can run into each other. Once this happens, the lounge suite is ruined and will have to be replaced or re-covered. Even when a label states that seats can only be dry cleaned, this is not necessarily the case. A steam clean can still be done, but it will mean using non-solvent based cleaning solutions or they could damage the material. This is where hiring the services of a professional seat cleaning company will help. It will always pay to ask your local upholstery cleaning company their advice before trying any type of sofa cleaning process.
Best 1 Cleaning has cleaned every type of lounge suite on the market today. We know what can and can’t be cleaned. We can save you a lot of time and money with professional advice. We also offer a material identification process. This involves the customer emailing us a picture of the lounge suite and one also of the label. The labels are usually found under one of the cushions. We can then recommend the best cleaning technique to use.
Lounge suites are very expensive these days. But if taken care of properly, they can last for many years for you and your family to enjoy. Don’t risk having a cheap upholstery cleaning company clean your seats. Get a well-trained expert that can give good advice and get the job done right the first time.