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Professional Upholstery Cleaning
The best way to get the most out of your fabric upholstery lounge suite is to hire the services of a professional upholstery cleaning company. This ensures that you get expert advice on the correct way to clean the fabric.
When cleaning upholstery it is important to do a test pieces on the fabric before applying any spotting or cleaning solution. This is called a burn test. It will determine whether the lounge suite is best to have a steam clean or low moisture clean.
Upholstery Steam Cleaning
When doing a steam clean, the fabric should be left as dry as possible when the cleaning process has finished. Some fabrics do not take very well to steam cleaning, that is why it is important to use a trained professional to do the clean. This way you are sure no damage will be cause due to lack of experience.
The lounge suite would be inspected for any damage such as rips or tears in the material or permanent staining that may require specialise treatment to remove the stains. Then a thorough pre vacuum is done over the whole lounge suite. If the cushions are removable then they should be removed and then vacuumed under them.
Then a pre spray solution would be mixed and applied to the fabric. This is left to dwell for around 10 minutes depending on the type of fabric being cleaned. At this stage the fabric can be groomed with a soft brush to agitate the pre spray solution. This will lift more of the in ground dirt.
Then the steam cleaning process is done – this will clean the fabric with steam and extract all of the dirt and cleaning solutions used.
As each cushion is cleaned a dry pass is best this will dry the fabric faster and ensure no shrinkage of the fabric.
Application of Fabric Protection
After the upholstery is cleaned a fabric protection can be applied, this will help with staining and prolong the life of the material. Drink spills still need to be attended to straight away this will prevent discolouring of the fabric.
Low Moisture Cleaning
If a steam clean is not able to be done then the use of low moisture clean is best, this is a similar method to steam cleaning, but without the steam. The pre spray solution is a special cleaning product that soaks up the dirt and stains. The pre spray is agitated with a specially designed spinning tool with two soft brushes. The cleaning solution then crystallises and is vacuumed up. This method is very effective when a cleaning label states to dry clean only.