Commercial Upholstery & Furniture Cleaning
At Blackmon Mooring & BMS CAT, we make use of specialized solutions and professional upholstery cleaning equipment that gets to the base of the stain to remove it. These techniques are safe and will not damage your drapery or furniture fabric.
Some over-the-counter detergents and stain removers can only do so much and possibly damage your fabric, which is why our technique was developed. And to be extra safe we carefully pre-examine your fabric to verify there won’t be any adverse reactions to the cleaners we use.
We also recommend DuPont™ Teflon® Fabric Protector be applied after every cleaning. Be sure to ask our certified upholstery cleaning professional about its advantages.
Understanding Cleaning Codes
Before we tend to your furniture, we will closely examine it to determine which methods are most suitable. You can also find out for yourself, since most modern furniture comes accompanied with a cleaning code, which you’ll usually be able to find on the label beneath the cushions, and this provides an immediate recommendation as to what sort of cleaning method to use:
- W-code indicates that the fabric may be cleaned with water or any water-based upholstery cleaner. Fortunately, this type of furniture is usually the easiest to clean.
- S-code indicates that water cannot be used to clean the fabric, in which case we will use a dry cleaning method combined with specialized cleaning solvents. For this type of furniture, in particular, professional cleaning is strongly advised since special machinery will be required.
- S/W-code indicates that both dry cleaning and water-based cleaning may be used on the furniture, although the fabric should never be saturated in water.
- X-code is a rarely used code that indicates that the furniture cannot be cleaned with any water-based products or solvents, and may only be vacuumed or gently brushed.
Stains on upholstered furniture are often notoriously difficult to get rid of using consumer products alone. However, we can remove many types of stains from your furniture by using specialist methods that are suitable for the fabric. We understand that spills are inevitable, and we can also help to protect your upholstery in the future by applying specialized products and tips for regular maintenance to keep your furniture looking its best.
Sanitization and Deodorization
Upholstered furniture, just like carpets, is particularly susceptible to collecting dirt and allergens that can turn your home into an unhealthy environment. A poorly maintained couch, for example, can become a breeding ground for bacteria, dust mites and other organisms that cause unpleasant odors and allergic reactions. Fortunately, we are able to effectively sanitize and deodorize your furniture through the use of special materials and professional cleaning products.
Protecting Your Furniture
Regular vacuuming and taking immediate attention to any spills is important for maintaining upholstered furniture, but there will come the time when it needs professional attention to restore it and extend its lifespan. Fortunately, having your furniture professionally cleaned and restored is vastly cheaper than replacing it or having it reupholstered, and it will give it a new lease of life. We recommend using Teflon® Fabric Protector from DuPont™, a product that provides advanced care for upholstered furniture, carpets and other such materials. It helps to protect these surfaces from stains and spills by repelling moisture, soil and other detritus that can otherwise cause permanent damage.
Protecting your furniture requires regular cleaning and maintenance as well, and this usually involves frequent vacuuming. For best results, always use a crevice attachment on the vacuum cleaner to get into the harder-to-reach places where the buildup of dust and dirt is often far more prolific. For any non-upholstered areas of the furniture, use a dust-brush attachment to avoid scratching the surfaces. We recommend that you give your couch and other upholstered furniture a thorough vacuuming on a weekly basis since this will help to keep it looking good while extending its lifespan and maintaining a cleaner, healthier home.