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Common Upholstery Cleaning Questions Answered

Jun 22, 2022 | Upholstery Cleaning

Chem-Dry tech cleaning upholstery in a living room in Columbia

If it has been quite some time since you first acquired your home’s upholstered furniture, think about when was the last time you had them professionally cleaned. If you’re like most homeowners throughout Columbia, Camden, Sumter, and the surrounding areas, it most likely has been quite some time since they’ve received the professional care that they deserve. You may have instead opted for DIY upholstery cleaning methods, but probably realized that the results didn’t turn out quite the way you had hoped for.

Working with a leading professional upholstery cleaning company in Kershaw County, Lexington County, Richland County, Sumter County, or Lee County, like Grace Chem-Dry can ensure that your furniture receives the deep cleaning it needs. We bring your home an advanced upholstery cleaning experience that comes from industry-leading equipment and solutions from the globally renowned Chem-Dry brand. Our process is the result of 45 years of research and continual innovation to provide your upholstery with unparalleled cleaning results.

This month, we thought it would be helpful to further educate you on the upholstery cleaning process from Grace Chem-Dry and the benefits of having your furniture professionally cleaned. We’ve also included some of the questions that we commonly receive below along with thorough answers from our experts. With this information, you can make the most informed and well thought out decision for your home’s upholstery cleaning needs and keep your furniture looking its best for years to come.

How often should my upholstered furniture be cleaned?

This is one of the most common questions that we get from homeowners looking to promote the longevity of their upholstered furniture. The answer for you can depend on a number of factors. The first is the manufacturer’s recommendations. Typically, manufacturers advise having upholstered furniture professionally cleaned every 24-48 months. If you have kids or pets in your Columbia, Camden, or Sumter home who tend to spend increased amounts of time on the furniture, this can merit more frequent cleaning. 

Because upholstered furniture traps a significant amount of dust and dirt, they can also incite respiratory issues in more sensitive groups of people who have allergies or asthma. Upholstery cleaning on a regular basis can help to alleviate these symptoms.


Is the process for upholstery cleaning similar to the process for carpet cleaning?

Upholstered surfaces tend to be more delicate than carpeted surfaces, meaning more specialized and gentle care is often required for upholstery cleaning. Prescribing conventional carpet cleaning methods to upholstery cleaning, like so many other cleaners in the area do, can lead to escalated damage on the upholstery.

To boost the longevity and overall quality of your upholstery, we take extreme care to gently clean their surfaces. That’s why we include the use of our Hot Carbonating Extraction process to clean upholstery. Using a carbonated cleaning solution, we are able to reach deeper and more thoroughly into the precious fabrics of upholstery to remove more dirt, dust, and allergens than traditional methods. Our powerful suction equipment then extracts our utilized solution to leave your furniture with a refreshing clean with no left behind dirt attracting residue.


Why is it important to have my upholstery professionally cleaned?

Upholstery plays an important role in trapping a significant portion of the dust and dirt that gets tracked into your home. You might be asking yourself how this could be a good thing, and the answer is that the upholstered furniture acts like another air filter in your home. It can help you and your family breathe cleaner indoor air. However, after a certain amount of time without professional upholstery cleaning being performed, the upholstery can lose its filter-like functionality and contribute to poorer indoor air quality with circulating allergens.

Our team of highly experienced upholstery cleaning technicians can help your upholstered furniture filter harmful contaminants from the air. Regular cleaning appointments can keep the build-up of trapped dust and debris at bay to promote optimal filter-like functionality for your furniture. Regular DIY upholstery cleaning methods fail to reach deep enough in your furniture, leaving behind a significant portion of trapped particles.


Can stains be removed from my upholstery through professional cleaning?

Our stain removal services aren’t just for your home’s carpet in Columbia, but also cover virtually all types of upholstery stains as well! This also includes the resilient stains that get left behind from pet urine accidents. Our innovative process tackles and eliminates stains at their source for unmatched results.

After you’ve had your furniture’s stains removed, you’ll also most likely want to implement a strategy to prevent those same stains from occurring again. We can help protect your furniture from future spills and accidents with our Protectant Package. This contributes to boosted stain resistance on upholstered fabrics and acts like a shield of sorts against future spills.


How long will it take for my furniture to dry following upholstery cleaning?

While most other upholstery cleaners in the Midlands of South Carolina rely on significant amounts of water to clean upholstery, we require a minimal amount thanks to our innovative Hot Carbonating Extraction approach. This means that your furniture will be dry and ready for use much sooner than conventional approaches. You get less interruption to your busy schedule and more time to enjoy your clean, dry upholstered furniture.


Upholstery Cleaners in Columbia

Are you ready to take the next step towards a healthier Columbia home? Book your next cleaning appointment with Grace Chem-Dry today or reach out to a representative from our team to get a free price estimate. Just call (803) 828-0338 to get started!

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