Professionals can clean
your furniture to help
prolong its lifespan.
To prevent shrinkage, it is highly recommended that covers never be removed. Instead, they should be cleaned in the same manner as the rest of the upholstery. Zippers are installed to save you dollars in maintenance and labor costs on cushion repair as is necessary from time to time.
Dry cleaning, while a safe alternative, is not always the safest method. Proper knowledge of fiber care and identification is the key to safe cleaning.
SERVPRO Franchise Professionals employ nine methods of upholstery cleaning. The best method for an upholstery cleaning situation depends on the type of upholstery, type of fibers, age and condition of the piece, how the upholstery is soiled, the type of soil, and other factors including your own needs as an upholstery owner.
When professional cleaning of furniture, carpets or draperies is being done, always make certain the work is being performed to specifications on your furnishings’ warranties. Take the time to read your warranty and ask questions about what is going to take place. There are many different specification sheets used from coast to coast by SERVPRO Franchise Professionals to insure quality control.
If at all possible, keep furniture out of direct rays of sunlight. The ultraviolet rays of direct sun will fade any fabric. Never brush fabric with a stiff fiber or steel brush since they will have a tendency to distort the fabric. If cushions are reversible, reverse them each week when vacuuming the cushions.
Upholstery spotting must always be done with caution. Pretest the product you use in an inconspicuous place on the back of the furniture to make certain there will be no damage. Included in the SERVPRO Home Spotting kit is a carpet and furniture cleaning synthetic detergent shampoo #448 that will give you excellent results. Be sure to pretest.