FAQ: Upholstery Cleaning

Why should I have my upholstered furniture professionally cleaned?

In homes that have carpet, up to 80% of the dust and dirt brought into the home can end up in your carpeting, furniture and other upholstered fabrics. It is highly recommended that upholstery be cleaned regularly. Two reasons why it's important to clean upholstery are to prevent damage and to ensure longevity.

How often do upholstery manufacturers recommend to clean furniture items?

Manufacturers recommend professional upholstery cleanings every 24-48 months. Sometimes professional cleanings are required more frequently depending on the amount of use.

How does Chem-Dry Carpet Tech clean upholstery?

Our core cleaner, The Natural, is applied with low pressure. The carbonated cleaning bubbles lift dirt, soil, airborne allergens and spots. Then, we use hot carbonated extraction to remove the cleaning solution, dirt, soil and airborne contaminants.

Do you clean mattresses?

Yes, we do clean mattresses. We can also apply an anti-allergen for those who are more prone to allergies.

Do you clean microfiber upholstery?

Yes, we do fantastic work on microfiber upholstery. It is one of our favorite types of fabric because Chem-Dry Carpet Tech’s patented solution is able to get out soil other cleaning processes leave behind.

Do you offer protection or stain guard?

Yes, after the upholstery cleaning you can have the furniture stain guarded with Chem-Dry’s Protectant.

How long does it take for furniture to dry?

Most cases within just a couple of hours. Sometimes, not often, drying may take a night, depending on the fabric and soil condition.