Why should I choose professional upholstery cleaning?
Dust, dirt in the air and on clothing settle into upholstery and carpet. Regular use of furniture causes these tiny (Almost invisible) soil particles to penetrate deeper than a regular vacuum or personal steam cleaner can extract. Over time, soil particles degrade the fibres of your upholstery, causing permanent damage and decreased appearance.
My furniture has some removable covers – why not just put them in the washing machine?
Your washing machine & laundry detergent are not designed for properly cleaning the designer fabrics used for furniture. Zippered cusions are designed this way so that the foam or cushion can be replaced when it wears out, not so that the cover can be washed at home. Professional furniture cleaning provides a thorough clean without fading, shrinkage and damage to the shape or fabric. Furthermore, when you clean just the cusion covers the rest of the furniture will not match the clean cushions.
Will professional upholstery cleaning remove the protective coating applied when I bought my furniture?
Over time all fabric protectors lose effectiveness, with or without cleaning. If your furniture was purchased more than 2 years ago or is clearly showing signs of soiling, professional upholstery cleaning is recommended. Cleaning will remove what is left of the protectant that was applied when you bought your furniture. We are a certified applicator of 3M Scotchgard ™ Fabric Protector, the worlds leading fabric protection system.
How does 3M Scotchgard ™ Fabric Protector work?
Scotchgard™ Fabric Protector is well-known for repelling liquids so spills can be blotted up more easily, but there are also many other benefits to ScotchGard™. Not only does Scotchgard™ allow your carpet or upholstery to repel the liquid spills that are easy to see, often allowing you to clean them up without leaving spots or stains, it helps fibres resist everyday soiling that may not be immediately noticeable. With professionally applied Scotchgard™ and regular vacuuming, you can maintain the clean, fresh, bright look and feel of your freshly cleaned carpets for longer! Even with Scotchgard™ you may not be able to remove every stain on your own, but the benefit of Scotchgard™ is not lost – set stains on treated carpet or upholstery will release more easily and thoroughly the next time you have a professional cleaning.
Can you do anything to eliminate strong odours in my furniture?
In addition to Scotchgard ™ which is applied following your cleaning, we also offer Advanced Generation Deodorizer™, which is applied prior to the cleaning and works to disinfect the upholstery, remove odours and leave a pleasant light citrus scent. For biological stains and odours, we recommend application of an enzyme based product called Bio-Treat ™. Bio-Treat ™ is applied following your cleaning and the active formula works over the next 24 to 48 hours to actually digest any residual organic material and stains, improving the appearance and the smell.