Upholstery Cleaning FAQ
Most frequent questions and answers about upholstery cleaning
The frequency of upholstery cleaning depends on several factors such as traffic, pets, and children. As a general rule, it is recommended to have your sofas and couches professionally cleaned at least once a year. If you have high-traffic areas, pets, or allergies, you may need to clean your upholstery more frequently.
Drying times can vary depending on the type of fabric on your upholstery, humidity, and ventilation. Upholstery can take anywhere from 2-12 hours to dry after cleaning. It is important to avoid sitting on your upholstery until it is fully dry.
If done correctly, upholstery cleaning should not damage the fabric. It is important to use the appropriate cleaning method for the specific fabric type to avoid any damage or discoloration. Professional upholstery cleaners use specialized equipment and cleaning solutions that are safe for most types of upholstery fabrics including linen and cotton.
To prepare your upholstery for cleaning, it is recommended to remove any loose items such as pillows, cushions, or other decorative accessories. Vacuum the upholstery thoroughly to remove any loose debris or dust. It is also important to inform your upholstery cleaner of any specific stains or areas of concern so that they can properly address them during the cleaning process.
It is best to avoid sitting on upholstery while it is drying to avoid any damage or transfer of moisture onto the fabric. Professional upholstery cleaners will typically advise you on the appropriate drying time and any precautions you should take during this time to ensure that the upholstery is fully dry and ready for use.