Sofas and chairs are not only vulnerable to surface stains, dust, and dirt, but grime can become deeply embedded into the fibres too. Even if you can't see the dirt, it's there. So for cleanliness and hygiene's sake, cleaning upholstery on a regular basis is very important but it doesn't have to be difficult.
If your sofas and chairs have removable covers, that doesn't always mean you can put them through the washing machine. They are manufactured that way so the cushion can be fitted in. If you machine wash them, there is a risk of shrinkage or even worse, colour running or bleeding.
So how do you clean upholstery correctly and effectively. The best answer is to call The carpet cleaner man on 0800 246 1091 and have us do it for you, leaving you time for more relaxing activities.
This is done using a 5 stage system. If you hire a professional carpet cleaner to clean your fabric suite and they don't do these stages,
then you have to ask if the company you hired are as professional as they may have led you to believe.
- Stage 1 - upholstery gets vacuumed
- Stage 2 - small stains are treated
- Stage 3 - pre treatment spray
- Stage 4 - agitation
- Stage 5 - Hot water extraction
- Stage 6 - air blowers to assist drying times
Also known as dry cleaning. This system will leave your suites and soft furnishings dry within the hour and you can use it almost straight away.
Dry foam cleaning involves applying a blanket of cleaning foam to the surface area of a sofa, chair or other soft fabric you need cleaned. The foam is left to stand for a few minutes then aggitated into the fabric to allow chemical agents to affect whichever upholstery you need cleaned. This method is typically used to remove grease from the surface. Some foams have color brighteners, protectants and anti-soiling agents.
This method is best for water-sensitive fabrics and other upholstery types whose construction inhibits the use of hot water extraction.
To clean leather, we use a very effective leather foam cleaner. It deep cleans into the grain removing all dirt and grime from the leather. Our leather foam cleaner is safe to use on all leather types except suede & nubuck, and provides astonishing results.
When we are cleaning leather, we find it best to clean the leather with a foam, rather than a liquid. Cleaning leather with foam is safer as it reduces the chances of bleach type marks and streaks while more importantly, foam leather cleaner is a lot more effective than using liquids.
How it's done - we spray the Leather Cleaner onto a sponge and agitate it to create foam. Always spraying the cleaner into a sponge and not directly onto the leather. Our leather care staff usually carry foaming bottles which can be used to create the foam.
The sponge is then rubbed into the leather in a circular motion to loosen the dirt. As the dirt is removed, the foam absorbs it, stopping it from being transferred around the leather. We then simply wipe the foam away with a cloth.
Most leathers should clean very well with a sponge. However, if your leather is very dirty, light coloured and has dirt in the grain, we find it much easier cleaning the leather with a Tampico Brush.
After cleaning the next step is to protect & condition the leather.
It's your favourite leather sofa, You have so many memories with that chair. You don't want to throw it away but you just can't get it to look clean again. The carpet cleaner man can restore a leather sofa, your leather chair or any other leather furnishing. "We clean - repair - renew"
Contact us today to find out more about how we can renew your leather furnishings.