upholstery cleaning

Hi, first these Upholstery cleaning guides are not a how to clean upholstery but to demonstrate the complexity of upholstery cleaning and the knowledge needed to clean fabric. it’s easy to just think that anyone can clean any fabric but with respect that’s very naive. its been my pleasure to show people that cleaning is a professional job and is more than just visible dirt, and the difference between cleaning and restoration. Ian Harper, City & Guilds In Cleaning Science

The Three Cleaning Groups

1.Preventive Cleaning Methods

Upholstery fabrics in very good condition showing light to medium soil build up on body contact areas. Preventive Sofa Cleaning Method

2. Corrective Cleaning Methods

Upholstery fabrics in good condition with no visible wear and showing medium to heavy soil on body contact areas. Corrective Sofa Cleaning Method

3. Salvage Cleaning Methods

Upholstery fabrics that have not been cleaned for many years and show signs of wear. very heavily soiled. this included sofa that have been in the home where major work has been carried out or with an open fire or wood burner. also water damaged sofas. Salvage Sofa Cleaning Method

Do not be afraid to tell the customer about the dirt hiding the wear on the Upholstery and that when cleaned this wear will be shown. it can be a shock

Upholstery Cleaning – The 10 Cleaning Methods

1. Preventive Upholstery Cleaning Methods

Upholstery fabrics in very good condition showing light to medium soil build up on body contact areas. Preventive Sofa Cleaning Method

1. Water Based Solution, Spray/Towel Absorb

2. Dry Clean Solvent/Spirit Based Spray/Towel Absorb

2. Corrective Upholstery Cleaning Methods

Upholstery fabrics in good condition with no visible wear and showing medium to heavy soil on body contact areas. Corrective Sofa Cleaning Method.

3. Water Based Soil Crystallisation, Hand Shampoo Treatment With Low Moisture Foam. (for wet clean only Upholstery cleaning)

4. Soil Extraction, Pre Spray And Extraction Treatment

5. Dry Clean, Solvent Based Spray Extraction Treatment

6. Dry Clean By Hand

3. Salvage Upholstery Cleaning Methods

Upholstery fabrics that have not been cleaned for many years and show signs of wear. very heavily soiled. this included sofa that have been in the home where major work has been carried out or with an open fire or wood burner. also water damaged sofas. Salvage Sofa Cleaning Method

Do not be afraid to tell the customer about the dirt hiding the wear on the Upholstery and that when cleaned this wear will be shown. it can be a shock

7. Pre Spray And Wet Extraction

8. Wet Cleaning Treatment For Flooded Fabric

9. Smoke Odour And Or Soot Wet or Dry Cleanable

10. Light Soot On Wet Cleanable Fabric

Everything You Need To Know Before Cleaning Your Upholstery

Step One: Upholstery Cleaning Equipment

Identifying Synthetic Man Made For Cleaning

Identifying Protein Fibers (Animal) For Cleaning

Step Two Pre-Clean Tests

The Burn Test

The Hypersensitivity Test

The Shrinkage Test

Step Three – The Strengths and Weaknesses Of You Type Fabric When Cleaned.

More Information On The Strength And Weakness For Your Type Of Fabric

Cotton

Linen

Silk

Velvet

Wool

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