In homes that have carpet, up to 80% of the dust and dirt brought into the home can end up in your furniture and upholstered fabrics.
Whether you have kids or pets, frequently host friends and family or simply are at home a lot, you know your upholstered furniture is getting a workout. Dust, pollen, germs, food crumbs, stains and blemishes can’t be avoided. In fact, in homes that have carpet, up to 80% of the dust and dirt brought into your home could end up in your upholstered fabrics and furniture. But you don’t have to accept the fact that your furniture is going to be dirty.
Let Chem-Dry provide you with a refreshing upholstery cleaning that extends the life of your furniture and is safe and healthy for kids and pets. We will send a professional upholstery cleaner to refresh and clean your furniture, bringing new life to your living space. Once our cleaning process is complete, your furniture will be dry quickly so it’s ready to be used by you and your family again as soon as possible.
Our upholstery cleaning services are strong enough to clean the deepest stains, gentle enough not to damage furniture and safe for your entire family.
Tested and Proven Results
Chem-Dry commissioned a leading independent laboratory to test the performance and healthfulness of our Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) cleaning process. The lab concluded that Chem-Dry’s HCE process removes an average of 99.1% of common household allergens from upholstery. The allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. In addition, the lab found that our HCE process, used along with a sanitizer, removes an average of 89% of the airborne bacteria in the home, improving indoor air quality.
Clean Upholstered Furniture The Natural® Way
When you decide to hire a professional upholstery cleaner, you may be concerned about the use of soaps or harsh chemicals that can leave a sticky residue and could be harmful to children and pets. With Chem-Dry, you don’t have to worry about that. We use The Natural® – the same green-certified, eco-friendly, carbonated cleaning solution that we use to give your carpets that deep-down, healthier clean -- that also works wonders on upholstered furniture. That means Chem-Dry’s upholstery cleaning process for furniture is safe for your entire family, dries faster and resists re-soiling.
Envision millions of tiny bubbles working away at breaking up the dirt and grime trapped deep within the fibers of your upholstered furniture so they can be easily whisked away. That’s how our safe and non-toxic carbonated cleaning solution revitalizes your furniture for a fresh, healthier, longer lasting clean. Our certified upholstery cleaner will then use our specialized extraction equipment to remove the cleaning solution along with all of the dirt, dust, and allergens it has trapped from the air in your home, leaving your furniture brighter, cleaner, and healthier than other alternative cleaning methods. This deep-cleaning, healthier cleaning method works perfectly with all types of upholstered furniture materials. And because The Natural doesn’t contain any soaps or detergents that can leave behind a sticky dirt-attracting residue, your upholstery stays cleaner longer.
Compare Our Packages
Find out below how Chem-Dry's Carpet and Upholstery Protectant Package (protection from re-soiling) and Healthy Home Package (protection from re-soiling plus professional strength sanitizer and deodorizer) can help protect your home from everyday stains as well as unhealthy allergens and bacteria.
Considering how much use your furniture gets, spills are inevitable. Be sure to ask your Chem-Dry professional upholstery cleaner about applying Protectant to your furniture to create a barrier around the fibers that will help resist staining. Make sure your furniture looks great year-round and stays cleaner longer in between professional cleanings.
Clean & Protect Package
- Restores manufacturer-applied stain guard that breaks down and fades over time
- Forms protective shield around upholstered furniture fibers
- Repels most stains, allowing a window of opportunity for you to soak up the spill on your own before it adheres to the furniture fibers
- Works with a wide range of furniture materials
Does anyone in your home suffer from allergies or asthma, making you more keenly aware of allergens and air quality in your home? Do you want to avoid the spread of everyday germs and bacteria in your home? Soft furnishings such as couches and chairs are actually beneficial to home health because they act like giant filters that absorb and trap common allergens and germs. But, just like any air filter, they must be properly cleaned to remain most effective at trapping particulates as they settle from the air. Chem-Dry’s HCE cleaning method has been tested and proven by a leading independent air quality laboratory to remove an average of 98.1% of common household allergens from the carpets and upholstery we clean. And when a sanitizer is added with the Healthy Home package, testing showed that we’re able to remove 89% of the airborne bacteria, improving indoor air quality*. And the special deodorizer we use doesn’t just hide or cover up the odors that have been absorbed into your furniture. It actually removes them, keeping your furniture and air fresh for longer. Our Healthy Home Package is our most thorough and extensive process in deep-cleaning upholstered furniture, improving air quality and making your home a safer and healthier place for you and your family.
Healthy Home Package: Deodorizer/Sanitizer:
Sanitizes upholstery to eliminate unhealthy bacteria that can spread illness
Reduces common allergens from dust mites, pests, pet dander, pollen and more
Special deodorizer reaches odors absorbed in your furniture so they aren’t just masked -- they’re eliminated
Works on all kinds of furniture, including: beds, mattresses and other household items
Preparing your home for a Chem-Dry upholstery cleaning
Step 1: Remove clutterThe Chem-Dry upholstery cleaner will need to be able to maneuver around the pieces of furniture he is cleaning, so removing clutter on both the floor and the furniture itself will go a long way towards ensuring that the cleaning goes smoothly. Items like shoes and toys on the floor can cause a tripping hazard, and blankets and other items on the furniture can get in the way. If you set these things aside before the technician arrives, they will not be underfoot, and the upholstery cleaner can finish his job quickly, allowing you to resume your regular routine that much faster.
Step 2: Move furniture away from wallsIn order to clean the upholstery on your furniture as thoroughly as possible, our upholstery cleaning technicians need to be able to access the entire piece. Even if it seems like it’s not necessary to clean the entire piece of furniture due to the back being pushed up against a wall, only cleaning one part can lead to your upholstery being discolored and splotchy should you ever move the piece to another location. If you move the furniture a few feet out from the wall, the Chem-Dry technician will be able to reach and clean every part of your furniture.
Step 3: Take note of particular problem areasOur cleaners are very thorough, but different factors such as lighting and shadows can disguise blemishes and hide problem areas from view. Make note, beforehand, of any spots that you believe could use extra care and be sure to point them out to our technician when they arrive.
Step 4: Clear a path for easy accessOur upholstery cleaners need to be able to get their equipment to the furniture, so take a few minutes before they arrive and make sure there is a clear path from the front door to the room where they will be cleaning. Not only will this help the cleaning to go more quickly, but it will lower the risk of tripping on anything as they transport equipment to and from their vehicle.
Step 5: Prepare pets for the visitWhile we know you love your pets, a visit from a stranger with big equipment and lots of new smells and sounds can agitate them. Make plans for how to keep them somewhere out of the way, like a yard or closed in another area of the home, so that they are not overly bothered by the technician’s presence. This will also keep them out from underfoot, meaning the technician can finish his job more quickly and allow you to return to your regular routine as soon as possible.
Ask a Chem-Dry representative for a quote for our basic, protectant or healthy home cleaning for your upholstered furniture today.
Upholstery Cleaning FAQ
Manufacturers recommend using a professional upholstery cleaner every 24-48 months. As with carpets, the presence of kids, pets, allergies and asthma in the home necessitates more frequent cleanings to improve air quality and the overall healthfulness of the home.
We use our proprietary hot carbonating extraction cleaning method, featuring our core cleaner The Natural, hen cleaning upholstery as well. The carbonated cleaning bubbles release dirt, soil, airborne allergens and spots from the upholstery fibers. Then, we use our extraction equipment to remove the cleaning solution, dirt, soil and airborne contaminants from your furniture, leaving it with a deeper, healthier clean than other alternatives.
Yes, after the upholstery cleaning, you can have the furniture stain guarded with Chem-Dry’s Protectant. You can read more about our Protection Package here.
In most cases, the furniture dries within just a couple of hours, but in some cases it may take overnight to fully dry depending on the fabric and soil condition.