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Many upholstery fabrics are significantly m ore delicate and sensitive than carpet fabrics, as they are sold based on comfort and soft texture, as opposed to carpet which needs to be more durable since we walk on it. Obviously, an ignorant cleaner can do a lot of damage if they use an incorrect method or chemical. Further
complicating the matter of upholstery fabric cleaning is the lack of
comprehensive and accurate information being circulated. While
the major carpet manufacturing mills now proactively cooperate with the cleaning industry to exchange information and cleaning recommendations, the upholstery cleaning fabric makers have been much slower to date to follow suite.
The reason for this is the extensive knowledge required by a cleaner to properly use effective methods. One properly trained cleaner can use the same chemistry, equipment and process as another poorly trained cleaner and get very different results. For this reason, many fabric manufacturers are hesitant to recommend any process that has potential whatsoever to cause damage in the wrong cleaning technicians hands, sot they instead largely recommend a safe, but inferior cleaning process across the board to limit their liability.
Your best bet is to rely on an IICRC trained and experienced upholstery cleaning experti. Remember, the people who sell furniture or carpet are less likely to give you accurate information. Why ? Because they are not required to have extensive day to day skills in cleaning. As far as they are concerned, cleaning is an after market service and therefore only a peripheral concern. For the most part, they are only required to be good at closing sales deals on new furniture. In most instances, they should direct your inquiries to a certified cleaning company rather than hold themselves out as a seasoned expert qualified to give advice.
Whether it's a Fine Fabric covered piece or your busiest everyday Living room furniture set, you don't have to live with spots and spills on your upholstery, we can help you keep a healthy clean appearance all year long.
Upholstery cleaning requires far more extensive skill and knowledge to master than carpet cleaning. There are several reasons for this. First, the range of fabric fiber types involved is double what one commonly finds in carpet, requiring the cleaner to have a wider understanding of fabric cleaning technology.
Generally, most fabrics are compromised of one or of various multiple blends of twelve different fiber types including cottons: (processed, semi-processed and unprocessed); or rayon; polyester; olefin; acrylic; linen; nylon; acetate; wool; or silk. There are also a small handful of fibers made from exotic plants or animal furs out there as well , but they are extremely rare in America. Any other trade names in use, such as Herculon, Acrylon, Dacron, Visa, etc., are merely proprietary names for blends of synthetics already included in the list above.
Upholstery pricing will vary from fabric and design style
Protect Your Investment!
Consider Maxim Advanced Protector application to replenish the factory protective coating on your upholstery after cleaning. Upholstery is just slightly thicker than an average garment, yet seldom receives a cleaning. On top of that, the protective coating after years of use wears off of most of the contact points of fabric. Protect the fabric from spills, oils, soils and promotes ease of cleaning!