To maintain your furniture’s appearance and prevent premature wear, manufacturers recommend professional upholstery cleaning every 12 to 24 months. If you want thorough and luxurious upholstery cleaning for your furniture, contact the best company for the job.
The Jacksonville, FL, upholstery cleaning services at First Coast Home Pros are guaranteed to revitalize your furniture safely and effectively with the highest standard of care and quality. Our upholstery cleaning service is an excellent choice for all types of furniture, including:
- Sofas and sectionals
- Loveseats and settees
- Recliners and ottomans
- Dining room chairs
- Leather office chairs
How Will Your Jacksonville Service Technicians Clean My Upholstery?
Manufacturers recommend varying methods of cleaning for different fabrics. Our award-winning team of professionals in Jacksonville, FL, are proud of the thorough knowledge we have of furniture textiles and other materials with which each piece is constructed.
This understanding informs our decision on the most effective method to clean your furniture safely. To begin our upholstery cleaning process in Jacksonville, our service technicians will perform a pre-inspection of your furniture.
They’ll examine the fabric type, the age of the piece, how soiled it is, and its color to settle on the most effective upholstery cleaning approach. Our dry or hot water cleaning equipment and techniques, combined with our expertise, make us the best choice for your upholstery cleaning needs.
Dry Upholstery Cleaning vs. Hot Water Extraction Upholstery Cleaning
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) maintains that hot water extraction is the most thorough upholstery cleaning process available; therefore, we opt for this method whenever possible.
However, many situations call for dry cleaning your upholstered fabrics or even a dry foam cleaning process. Our team is trained in all these upholstery cleaning techniques, and we can also deodorize and apply protection to your furniture as desired.
Dry Cleaning Upholstery Process
The primary advantage to having your furniture dry cleaned is that it takes nearly no time to dry. This is particularly advantageous to businesses because the process causes little downtime.
Having your furniture dry cleaned uses a small amount of moisture and chemicals that are more powerful than our hot water extraction method. Steps to this process are:
- First, our technicians spot-clean any stains or soiled areas.
- Second, a powdered cleaning solution is placed on your upholstery.
- Next, the chemical solution works its way into the fibers of your furniture to break up difficult-to-remove debris and dissolve tough stains.
- Then, our cleaning service technician will spray water onto the chemicals to activate them. This begins the chemical breakdown of dirt and debris.
- Finally, our technician completes the job by vacuuming up the chemicals along with the dirt and grime.
Hot Water Extraction Process for Upholstery
For many upholstered furniture types, we use a hot water extraction (sometimes called steam cleaning) method to give your furniture a deep cleaning with our truck-mounted equipment.
Steps to our hot water extraction process include:
- First, our technicians will target areas that may be heavily soiled or need extra attention and spot-treat those areas.
- Next, a precise mixture of pH-balanced cleaning solution and hot water is injected under pressure into your furniture to loosen dirt and filth.
- The hot water is then immediately suctioned up, bringing up the grime and bacteria that are hiding in your dirty pillows and upholstery fabric.
- Finally, once your upholstery has been thoroughly cleaned, it will be dry within hours.
If you’re unsure about the type of cleaning that’s right for your furniture upholstery, leave it to our Jacksonville upholstery cleaning pros. Our IICRC-certified experts will ensure your furniture is being thoroughly and properly cleaned.
Does First Coast Home Pros Guarantee Its Work?
To ensure the Jacksonville upholstery cleaning experts at First Coast Home Pros did your upholstery cleaning job to your satisfaction, we offer a one-week, 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Please contact us if during that period:
- We didn’t fulfill your expectations
- We didn’t do a full clean-up after we completed the work
- You discovered an area that was missed
We’ll assess the problem and return to your home or office immediately to make things right, free of charge. Our guarantee covers everything beyond regular day-to-day dirt and grime build-up.
What Cleaning Tips Can I Use Between Service Appointments?
Did you know you can maintain your upholstered furniture between cleaning service appointments by addressing stains and spills regularly, vacuuming consistently, and blotting out messes before they set?
The following are tips we recommend you follow between every Jacksonville upholstery cleaning service appointment:
Deal With Stains Quickly
Blot stains as soon as they occur. Use clean towels and water, and make sure you don’t scrub. This will only exacerbate the problem, pushing the stain deeper into your upholstery fabrics.
Consistently vacuuming your furniture not only keeps it clean and smelling great, but it’ll also prolong its life. This easy task reduces wear and tear while sucking up loose dirt, dander, and food from between cushions and armrests, preventing them from penetrating your upholstery fibers.
Address Spills Immediately
Blot your spill like you would with stains to avoid spreading it to adjacent upholstery fibers. Try to blot it quickly; otherwise, it’ll set or cause a bad smell.
If it starts to set, you can use a homemade blend of white vinegar, detergent, and baking soda and gently scrub it out with a microfiber cloth. However, be sure to test your mixture on a small area first to make sure. Different fabric colors and materials can become discolored with some cleaning solutions.
How Often Should I Have My Upholstery Cleaned?
If it isn’t already, upholstery cleaning should be on your home upkeep list. We estimate that consistently vacuuming and dry dusting your furniture will eliminate 80% of the dust, soil, and dander accumulated in your upholstery fibers.
For the other 20%, the IICRC recommends that your upholstered furniture be professionally cleaned by a certified technician every one to two years. Though how long you wait between cleanings will depend on who uses your furniture, how often it gets used, and where you live.
If you live in a dusty area or have pets or children, you may need to schedule cleaning appointments more frequently. But, conversely, if you clean your furniture upholstery too often, you potentially run the risk of curtailing its lifespan. Our experts can help you decide on the perfect cleaning schedule for you based on your location, lifestyle, and utilization.
Generally, if your furniture sees high activity, you’ll likely need appointments about every six to eight months. If you aren’t using your furniture very often, you can possibly go a year or two in between appointments.
Get Your Free Upholstery Cleaning Estimate in Jacksonville Today
Having your upholstery cleaned consistently is a great way to improve the aesthetics and comfort of your home. First Coast Home Pros in Jacksonville is an upholstery cleaning service you can trust to dry clean or extract sweat stains, dander, and dirt that have become embedded in your sofa fibers.
Brighten, refresh, and renew your furniture today for a healthier, happier home. To learn more about our reasonably priced cleaning services, please contact us for more information.