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Upholstery Cleaning Mistakes

Feb 25, 2022 | Upholstery Cleaning

Upholstery Cleaning Mistakes

Our favorite upholstered furniture is exposed to dirt, normal wear and tear, and sometimes the almost inevitable spill or other stain mishap. Upholstery also acts like a giant filter in your home, trapping immense amounts of dust and other airborne pollutants. Eventually, all of this adds up to needing your upholstery cleaned to regain its original feel and appearance. However, not just any type of upholstery cleaning will do, and there are some common mistakes many homeowners can make if they’re not careful enough. To protect and boost the longevity of upholstered furniture for many years to come, it’s important to follow the correct approach for cleaning and maintenance.

There is no universal cleaning method that applies to every piece of upholstered furniture. Because of how upholstered furniture is made, it’s not always clear on how to best clean it. Most upholstery is made with delicate materials and fabrics that could cause discoloration and other damage from being too aggressive in the cleaning process. However, you also want to be able to provide your upholstery with a clean that’s strong enough to remove set-in stains and accumulated dust. So what’s the best way to do it?


Upholstery Cleaning Mistakes To Avoid

Before you embark on the job of cleaning your home’s upholstery, it’s always best to consult with a professional on how to achieve the most optimal cleaning results for your specific type of upholstery. Here are a few mistakes to avoid if you plan on setting about cleaning your home’s upholstery from the experts at Clean Nation Chem-Dry in Rock Hill, Fort Mill, York, Tega Cay, Lake Wylie, Clover, Lancaster, and Indian Land.

Be sure to give us a call today for further information and price quotes on our professional upholstery cleaning service.


Mistake #1: Avoid drenching upholstery

One of the reasons why our carpet cleaning process uses 80 percent less water than traditional steam cleaning methods is because excessive water can further damage the carpet. The same concept applies to upholstery cleaning. Drenching your upholstery in liquids in an attempt to clean them can also cause further damage and potentially leave watermarks.

It can seem difficult to thoroughly clean your upholstery without using a lot of water. Luckily the team at Clean Nation Chem-Dry has developed a way to provide a highly effective cleaning solution with minimal water usage. This is largely due to our utilization of the Chem-Dry Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process to thoroughly clean furniture. The naturally carbonated solution is able to reach deep into the fabrics of your upholstery to remove deeply trapped dust, allergens, and help extract virtually any type of stain.


Mistake #2: Never scrub at stains

Upon immediate reaction of a spill on your upholstery, you might be tempted to scrub away the stain before it fully sets in. While this may initially seem like a good idea, the scrubbing will actually push the stain deeper into the upholstery – making it more difficult to fully extract later on. 

Instead of aggressively scrubbing the fresh stain, we suggest dabbing is the best way to go. The next time you experience a spill on your furniture, quickly retrieve a white cloth or paper towel and gently apply it over the spot. This will absorb a significant amount of the spill, making future removal much easier. Clean Nation Chem-Dry would be happy to then use our arsenal of stain fighting products and tools to remove the rest of the stain without damaging the fabric.

Time is of the essence when it comes to having the best chances of stain removal from your upholstered furniture. Immediately make an attempt to dab spills from your furniture and then get in touch with a team of professionals like Clean Nation Chem-Dry. We’ll do everything we can to make sure that you are satisfied with our service.


Mistake #3: Be very cautious about using cleaning solutions

Perhaps you’ve been to the store and have seen DIY cleaning products for upholstery. While some of these solutions can be a good temporary fix, nothing will beat the power of advanced upholstery cleaning from Clean Nation Chem-Dry.

If you decide to try out any DIY solution on your furniture, be sure to exercise caution. Because of the sensitive nature of upholstery fabrics, some cleaners which can contain harsh chemicals may bleach dye in the fabric, leave residues behind, or cause moisture marks that are impossible to get out. Before mass application of a cleaner, be sure to try a spot test on a hidden piece of the fabric to see if it causes any adverse effects. However, this still might not guarantee that the formula is safe to be applied all over the upholstery.

One of the only ways to have complete peace of mind that your upholstery is being properly cleaned is by hiring a team of professionals like Clean Nation Chem-Dry in Rock Hill to get the job done. Don’t risk making these or other upholstery cleaning mistakes on your home’s valuable furniture. Instead, protect your investment by calling Clean Nation Chem-Dry today to get started with a professional and highly trusted upholstery cleaning service.  Read why so many others in the area have trusted our team to get the job done right and what results you can expect from us.

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