Our staff is highly trained in various upholstery cleaning methods to ensure that your furniture will get the safest and best cleaning possible. The most common cleaning method utilizes steam combined with mild detergents to break down soils and then a thorough extraction of contaminated solutions. Other cleaning methods include the use of solvent, foam, shampoo, oxygenated bleach, optical brighteners, acids and creams. Most upholstered furniture has a tag sewn into it and there is usually a code on that tag that will indicate the cleaning process recommended by the manufacturer. Please see the codes below to help identify the recommended cleaning procedure for your upholstered furniture.
Water Based Cleaners
W. (water based cleaners) applies to most synthetic fibers such as Olefin, Polyester, Rayon, Acetate, Microfiber, Nylon and Acrylic.
To prevent overall soiling, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Spot clean using the foam only from a water-based cleaning agent such as a mild detergent or non-solvent upholstery shampoo. Apply foam with a soft rag or brush in a circular motion. Vacuum when dry. Always pretest a small area before proceeding
Solvent or Dry Cleaning Products
S. (solvent or dry cleaning products) is usually for natural fibers such as silks and leathers only. To prevent overall soiling, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Spot clean using a mild water-free solvent or dry cleaning product. Clean only in a well ventilated room and avoid any product containing carbon tetrachloride which is highly toxic. Pretest small area before proceeding.
Solvent or Water Based Cleaners
W-S. (solvent or water based cleaners) usually applies to natural fibers such as Wool, Cotton, Cotton Blend, some Silk and some Linen. To prevent overall soiling, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended. Spot clean with a mild solvent , an upholstery shampoo or the foam from a mild detergent. When using a solvent or dry cleaning product, follow instructions carefully and clean only in a well ventilated room. With either method, pretest a small
Vacuum or Brush Only
X. (vacuum or brush only) applies to fabrics that will shrink, stain, or bleed when wet. Clean this fabric only by vacuuming or light brushing to prevent accumulation of dust and grime. Water based foam cleaners or solvent based cleaning agents of any kind may cause excessive shrinking, staining, or distortion of the surface pile and therefore should not be used. If you have any questions about Tucson upholstery cleaning services please contact us at (520) 282-4444 or use our website Contact Form and we will reach back out to you as soon as possible.