Upholsteries are coverings usually made of fabrics, padding, or springs used especially for seats. In an average nuclear family home, there is at least a piece of upholstery therein. These materials will get dirty after a period of time and they also require cleansing. However, some people would go with the old fashioned way cleansing, which involves using a damp, soapy material. This is very ineffective and could even damage the fabric. Due to negligence or not using the right methods, sofas get really dirty and could even turn out to be good hiding places for germs and small bugs if not properly take care of. Santa Monica Carpet Cleaners are experts at giving the best forms of upholstery cleaning by creating or incorporating effective methods that could help make this easier and give you the best result.
Steam heat extraction
This involves the use of a heat extraction technology to get rid of germs and dirt in its entirety from the sofa’s surface. This technology is very effective as the steam removes moisture along with dust and dirt from your sofa. Steam extraction is not very common except among professionals; when properly heated up, germs and dirt automatically get vaporized or dissolved. Once this is done, a proper cleaning method is used to brush off any remaining sticky dirt left on the sofa. This method is very cheap but if you want your sofa to go through deep cleaning, some other methods might do this better.
This is the use of carbon to fish out and reveal dirt and germs by elevating them to the surface of the fabric. This process takes a while and requires an adequate amount of carbonating agents which would most times, require a small amount. Lots of carbonating bubbles penetrate into fabric or other upholstery materials to remove dirt and grime bring them to the surface. Once these bubbles reach the surface, they are easily washed off using any small wiping or cleaning tool. Besides, it doesn’t just remove dirt, it also creates a defensive blockade from other oncoming germs or dirt that might want to get into the fabric.
This involves the application of upholstery friendly chemicals into your fabric. This method is also very effective as the use of encapsulation technology is also incorporated into the cleaning. Encapsulation technology refers to the application of liquids that have special features of turning itself and dirt into a powdery form. This method requires minimal drying time and removes a large percentage of dirt in the material it is applied to.
This involves the usage of certain foam or lathery cleaning agents by hand. These solutions are applied to the stained parts of the sofa and then cleaned with a vacuum cleaner after some time. Note that the amount of foam applied to the sofa surface has to be minimal to prevent moisture damage. This method is also quite good but we won't recommend this if you want deep cleaning on your sofa