Upholstery Cleaning 101
With Spring finally here in the Sacramento Valley we are beginning to receive calls from new clients and old clients alike wanting to have their carpets cleaned. But what about upholstery?
When someone sits on a piece of furniture they deposit minute particles that include dead skin cells, oils, dandruff, dust mites, dust mite feces, hair, and of course bacteria. If your upholstery has a funky smell to it you be assured that it because odor causing bacteria is alive and well in your upholstery. Many people will use a product like Fabreze, but this only masks the odours and does not solve the problem. The odor causing bacteria continues to grow and soon the smell returns with a vengence.
According the manufactures upholstery should be cleaned every 12-18 months, minimum, using steam cleaning as the only method. Because the water temperature of steam cleaning is generally above 180 degrees this very hot water will kill all bacteria. Liberty Floor Solutions uses a very specific method to cleaning and sanitizing all of your upholstery:
1). We inspect the furniture to be cleaned and look for the manufactures label. This label will tell us what type of fabric it is and are there any special recommendations or instructions for cleaning;
2). We vacuum the entire surfaces with a HEPA filtration vacuum that will trap even the smallest of dirt particles. This is the same as what Hospitals use;
3). We use a lint roller over the entire surface that we about clean. You would be amazed at how much stuff we can pick up using this simple device;
4). Now we are ready to apply our cleaning chemicals that includes a powerful, but safe, disinfectant and very powerful antioxidant. These solutions are sprayed evenly over the entire surface and are massaged into the fabric using a special brush. These solutions will not only clean and brighten the fabric but will kill harmful bacteria as well;
5). After the cleaning solution has had adequate time to work on the dirt we then extract and rinse using a special tool specifically designed for upholstery. This tool uses, which can be adjusted to your specific upholstery, will rinse and extract the dirt and yuk from the fabric. Because this tool will NOT over water your upholstery it will dry in about (1) hour. Included into this rinsing solution are chemicals that deodorize and rinse out all of the soap leaving the fabric soft to the touch;
6). The final step is to apply a protectant to the surface to repel dirt and stains.
So, is it time to clean your upholstery? If so, give us a call right NOW! (916) 525-2456