Upholstery Cleaning by Chem-Dry

At Chem-Dry, we’re committed to delivering a deeper clean with our furniture and upholstery cleaning services. And thanks to our unique Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) cleaning process, we also provide a healthier clean for your furniture. 

With our approach, you can remove deep-seated stains, pet hair, and dirt from furniture — without using soapy detergents or harsh chemicals. Instead, we rely on a proprietary core cleaner called The Natural® and a cleaning process that uses a fraction of the water required for steam cleaning.

The result? A deeper clean and a healthier home.

Find your local Chem-Dry for upholstery cleaning services in your area!

Chem-Dry technician performing upholstery cleaning

Types of Upholstery & Furniture We Clean

Wondering whether Chem-Dry can clean a specific piece of furniture? Below are some of the most common types of furniture and fabrics we clean.

Pieces of Furniture We Clean

Chem-Dry offers upholstery cleaning services for practically any type of upholstered furniture! From smaller items like ottomans to larger ones like sectionals, we have you covered.

Pieces of furniture we clean include:

  • Sofas

  • Sectionals

  • Loveseats

  • Armchairs

  • Ottomans

  • Dining chairs

  • Office chairs

  • Mattresses

Want to clean a piece of furniture that’s not on this list? Contact the upholstery cleaners at your local Chem-Dry to find out if we can clean the item.

Upholstery Fabrics We Clean

Our Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) cleaning process works on a wide range of textiles. We also provide professional cleaning for materials with unique cleaning needs, such as leather. 

Upholstery fabrics we clean include:

  • Cotton

  • Wool

  • Linen

  • Microfiber

  • Polyester

  • Nylon

  • Silk

  • Leather

Need cleaning for a fabric that’s not on this list? Contact the furniture cleaners at your local Chem-Dry to find out if we can clean the material.

Our Upholstery Cleaning Process

technician cleaning upholsteryAt Chem-Dry, we don’t need gallons of soapy water or harsh chemicals to deep clean upholstery. Instead, we harness the natural cleaning power of carbonation!

Our Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process uses a cleaning product called The Natural®. This water-based product releases millions of tiny bubbles into upholstery, which lift stubborn dirt and grime to the surface. We then use our exclusive PowerHead® technology to whisk the dirt and grime away, leaving your furniture fresher, cleaner, and healthier.

Because our carpet cleaners use a fraction of the water used by steam cleaners, furniture dries in a matter of hours instead of days. 

And while steam cleaners often leave soapy residues behind — which encourages re-soiling — that’s not a problem with Chem-Dry! Our cleaning solution contains no soapy detergents, helping your furniture stay cleaner for longer. The bottom line? With upholstery cleaning from Chem-Dry, you’ll enjoy a deeper, drier, and healthier clean for your home!

Specialty Upholstery Stain & Odor Services

Chem-Dry offers a wide range of specialty services for upholstery and furniture.

Stain Protectant

Want to protect your furniture from stains after cleaning? Simply ask your local Chem-Dry about our stain protectant service.

In addition to cleaning your furniture, we’ll apply a professional stain protectant. This forms a shield around upholstery fibers. When spills happen, you’ll have a window of opportunity to soak up the spill before it penetrates the fibers. 

Our protectants work with a wide range of fabrics. Speak with your local Chem-Dry to find the best choice for your furniture.

Stain Removal

Instead of trying to mask furniture stains, turn to our stain removal service. Our promise is simple: "If we can't get it out, no one can."

Chem-Dry furniture cleaners are experts at removing stains from upholstery. Our solutions can remove or dramatically reduce stains from wine, juice, soda, chocolate, coffee, lipstick, permanent marker, and countless other stain sources!


As part of our cleaning service, we can freshen up your furniture with an application of our powerful deodorizer.

To deodorize furniture, we use a product that neutralizes the root cause of lingering odors. Rather than simply covering up unpleasant smells, we destroy the source of these odors at the molecular level. 

With this approach, odors aren't just masked — they’re eliminated! As a result, nothing is left behind but clean and fresh upholstery.

Pet Stains & Odors

Pet accidents don’t always happen on the floor. Our furniture cleaning services include P.U.R.T.® — a proven treatment for removing pet urine stains and odors

Our Pet Urine Removal Treatment (P.U.R.T. for short) uses ultraviolet light to pinpoint pet stains. After that, we clean the area with our Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) process. Finally, we apply a product that penetrates upholstery fibers and destroys the odor-causing material.

Find Local Furniture & Upholstery Cleaners

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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! Your local Chem-Dry will be more than happy to clean carpets and upholstery as part of the same cleaning.

Your furniture will be dry 1 to 2 hours after cleaning. Our process uses less water than steam cleaning, which means shorter dry times.

Different types of fabrics have different cleaning needs. Before cleaning upholstery, check the tag for cleaning instructions. On the tag, you should find one of four cleaning codes:

WS: Safe for cleaning with water and mild detergents (like dish soap) or a dry cleaner detergent.
S: Safe for cleaning with dry cleaner detergent only. Do not clean with water.
W: Safe for cleaning with water only. Do not use dry cleaner detergent.
X: Safe only for vacuuming. Do not use water or detergents.

Most spills can be cleaned quickly to prevent staining. As soon as the spill happens, grab a clean, dry towel or paper towel and press down on the spill to soak up the liquid. Keep doing this until you’re no longer soaking up the spilled liquid.

If your furniture can be cleaned with water, you can continue by soaking a towel or paper towel with water. Press down on the area with the spill to dampen it. Then, take a dry towel and press down to soak up the liquid. Repeat this process until you no longer see the stain.

Chem-Dry recommends cleaning upholstered furniture once every 24 to 48 months. This will prevent staining, reduce non-living allergens, and help maintain the fabric.