Common Upholstery Cleaning Q&A

May 2, 2022 | Carpet Cleaning

common upholstery cleaning questions

You know it’s time to clean your upholstered furniture, but not quite sure exactly how to go about it. DIY upholstery cleaning is great for short-term quick fixes, however, you’ll never see the improvement as you will with professional cleaning services. 

With professional upholstery cleaning in Virginia Beach, you’ll find the peace of mind that comes with keeping your favorite pieces of furniture in their best condition. You will feel better knowing how much healthier your home is thanks to our upholstery cleaning in VA Beach.

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Your Upholstery Cleaning Questions Answered

Q) How often should my upholstered furniture be cleaned?

A) The frequency with which upholstered furniture needs to be cleaned depends upon several factors. The first is the manufacturer’s recommendations. Typically, manufacturers advise having upholstered furniture professionally cleaned every 24-48 months. 

However, if you have kids and pets in your home, you may want to up the frequency with which your pieces are cleaned. In addition, if any people within your household have allergies or asthma, cleaning upholstery more often may help alleviate some of their symptoms.

Q) Is the upholstery cleaning process similar to the carpet cleaning process?

A) Upholstery is even more delicate than carpet, meaning it needs to be handled with care. Additionally, it can be damaged when excess water is used in the cleaning process. 

That’s what makes our Hot Carbonating Extraction process such a great option for cleaning upholstery! As part of this process, we use a carbonated solution that releases dirt and dust from upholstery fibers. Then, we extract these contaminants to leave your furniture clean without the need for excess water or harsh scrubbing.

Q) Why is it important to have my upholstery professionally cleaned?

A) Even in homes that are carpeted, upholstered furniture plays a major role in health – trapping dust, allergens, and other particles. Because professional upholstery cleaning is so thorough, we suggest a professional service. 

Our professional technicians help your upholstered furniture filter contaminants from the air. Regular cleanings ensure the upholstery isn’t overwhelmed with dust and debris. Moreover, we leave your upholstery looking, feeling, and smelling great, something that is difficult to achieve with DIY cleaning. 

Q) Can stains be removed from my upholstery?

A) Yes! Our upholstery cleaning services remove some of the toughest stains, including pet accidents, kid’s spills, and spouses’ shoes. We use innovative processes that gently remove the root causes of stains. 

Plus, we help protect your furniture from future spills and accidents with our Protectant Package, which boosts the stain resistance of upholstered fabrics and provides a protective barrier for their delicate fibers.

Q) How long will it take for my furniture to dry following upholstery cleaning?

A) Because our Hot Carbonating Extraction process does not rely on excess water usage, your furniture dries faster with our services than with conventional cleaning techniques. For most of our clients, their furniture dries within a matter of hours. However, for certain fabrics or particularly soiled pieces, drying may also need to take place overnight.

Do you have more questions about professional upholstery cleaning in VA Beach or want to schedule a visit with a Chem-Dry technician? Call us at (757) 471-0087 today!

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