Upholstery Carpet Cleaning
While most of us are very particular about cleaning our carpets occasionally, the pressing need for furniture cleaning often escapes our attention. Proper maintenance of our furniture is as important as maintaining the carpets.
Upholstery carpet cleaning is therefore a specialized area of the Carpet Cleaning Industry. Cleaning of upholstery could be a tricky job owing to the fact that the upholstery fiber could be very sensitive and prone to superficial damage, if not treated with utmost care.
Why do we need Upholstery Cleaning?
If your sofas or chairs have detachable and removable covers, upholstery cleaning is pretty simple. A periodic dry cleaning or running them down the washing machine should do the trick. But what if the covers are not removable? The sofas and chairs are prone to layers of surface stains, dust, sticky dirt, micro-food particles and grime, most of which could be deeply embedded into the roots of the fabric. Superficially, the surface might look clean, but the deep-rooted dirt could be a potential threat to your hygiene and health, especially if you have kids at home.
A Pre-Inspection is Necessary
The texture, fabric, quality and overall finish vary across the range of furniture. Understandably, the mechanisms to be deployed for great Upholstery cleaning would significantly vary. Therefore, a pre-inspection by professional cleaning technicians is absolutely essential.
Formulating the right fiber Rinse
Formulating the right pH balancing fiber rinse is important to avoid damage to furniture texture. The right cleaning solution would loosen the deep-down dirt right up to the fiber roots. The subsequent extraction process would vacuum out the dirt, with minimum effort.
The right Cleaning Methodology
Choosing the right methodology to clean your Upholstery is important for the overall result.
Bonnet Cleaning: Bonnet cleaning is a less aggressive cleaning method for relatively delicate short pilled carpets and upholstery. The Bonnet cleaning is apt for face fibers and doesn’t really clean deep down dirt.
Hot Water Extraction: One of the most popular cleaning mechanisms. Alkaline based solutions for synthetic Upholstery and acidic solutions for woolen carpets are used for the rinse. The fabric is agitated with a grooming brush or an automatic scrubbing machine. Using the Hot Water Extraction (HWE), pressurized or manual water jet is used to extract the pre-conditioner, residue, dirt particles.
Deluxe Precondition and Rinse: The Deluxe Precondition and Rinse, is used to address certain areas on the fabric that requires extra scrubbing. Such as food stains, dirt patches or soil marks.
When Is the Right Time for a carpet & Upholstery Cleaning?
This depends upon the nature of usage. Households with kids need better care of Carpets, mostly due to hygienic needs. Families with pets would often require cleaning services to extract out pet-hair and pet-pee. If your upholstery is in white or other lighter shades, it would definitely require frequent cleaning services. One an average, professional cleaning services would be required every 12 months.
Dirt builds up on Carpets and upholsteries in layers. The “unclean” surface you see is just an insignificant fraction of what lies deep-down at the base of the pile. This could damage the fabric and severely compromise the family hygiene.