“Wet” Upholstery Cleaning
Most upholstered furniture should be “wet” cleaned. Wet cleaning furniture is also referred to as hot water extraction (steam) cleaning. In wet cleaning, a mild hot (depending on fabric type) solution is applied to the fabric. The solution breaks down and liquefies soils and spots. Then, the liquefied soils and spots are vacuum extracted and the fabric is rinsed. Wet cleaning is the best way to clean fabric upholstered furniture.
Leather Upholstery Cleaning
In addition to fabric, we are leather furniture cleaning experts. Our leather furniture cleaning process not only thoroughly cleans leather, but conditioner and protector are included at no extra cost.
Upholstery Dry Cleaning (not offered at this time)
Dry cleaning of upholstered furniture is basically the same process as wet cleaning, except the cleaning products are water-free and the process takes more time. Upholstery should only be dry cleaned if the fabric can not be cleaned with a water-based solution, due to color bleeding, fading, and so on. Due to safety concerns with using dry cleaning solvents on site, we do not offer furniture dry cleaning at this time.
Knowing the Difference
Furniture manufacturers and retailers often place a recommended cleaning code on a tag, but the codes can be confusing and sometimes incorrect. Training and experience are the only way to truly determine how upholstered furniture should be cleaned. And, we have the knowledge and experience to properly identify the cleaning method for your fine fabrics.