Mass Carpet Cleanup has a team of experts that specialize in returning that original shine to your fine fabrics and textiles. Over the past X years, we’ve performed upholstery cleaning all throughout the greater Boston metro region. Our customers never fail to smile when they see how efficiently we extract grease and grit from their furniture.
Our secret formula lies in the unique approach we take to each material we work with. Whether we’re cleaning leather sofas, vinyl recliners, or chintz-backed dining chairs, we customize our cleaning methods to leave your freshly cleaned fabrics unharmed. And rest assured, we only use environmentally-friendly conditioners, so it’s safe for small children and animals to touch the upholstery immediately after cleaning.
Furniture Label Code
First and foremost, we check the furniture label’s code to determine which techniques, equipment, and chemicals are best-suited for the job. The three main codes are as follows:
W Code: Signals that the fabric can be cleaned with water and/or water-based solutions without causing damage.
S Code: Only solvents can be applied to the fabric for a dry cleaning. Susceptible to damage if improperly cleaned, or cleaned with water.
S-W Code: A mixture of water, water-based solutions, and/or solvents can be used. Fabrics with these tags can be very difficult to clean, and usually require professional aid.
How It’s Done
- Furniture is combed over with a soft brush to loosen up dirt, hair, and dander stuck within the fabric.
- We use a vaccuum attached to our truck mount to extract dislodged materials. Many cleaners skip this step in the interest of time, but it hugely impacts on the final result.
- Next, we run tests to determine if the fabric is colorfast or not, or composed of natural or synthetic fibers. The results of these tests determine the right cleaning solution to be used.
- Problem areas are then treated with the appropriate preconditioner for increased chances at removing them.
- Hot water extraction is then used—when warranted—to gently rinse out the preconditioner, lift out stains, and exterminate bacteria hiding within the fabric fibers.
- The process is repeated if necessary.
- Particularly sensitive fabrics will be groomed afterward to keep them looking healthy.
Furniture Homecare Tips
The average household should have its upholstery professionally cleaned at least once annually. However, furniture that sees heavy traffic from small children and pets should be cleaned 3 to 4 times per year. Regardless, it’s important for homeowners to personally maintain their upholstery between cleanings. The following can increase your furniture’s lifespan:
- Blot Out Stains: Use a paper towel or clean cloth to absorb any spills before they set in. This should be done immediately after the spill.
- Smart Placement: Position your furniture so that it’s exposure to sunlight or cooking fumes is limited, as prolonged exposure can harm the fabric.
- Vacuuming: A periodic vacuuming helps extract surface soils, and prevents dirt particles from becoming enmeshed into the fabric’s fibers.