Upholstery Cleaning: Answering Your Questions

June 17, 2021

When was the last time you had scheduled upholstery cleaning? Whether your family spends evenings on your sectional sofa, you enjoy reading every morning in your recliner, or you often host events in your living room, your upholstered furniture likely gets quite a workout. 

Most families don’t think much about their upholstered couches and chairs beyond the comfort they provide. What we often forget is that these furnishings also trap dust and airborne pollutants, preventing them from lingering in the indoor air. As a result, it’s important to schedule regular upholstery cleaning to ensure your soft furnishings are performing at their peak and promote their longevity.

Even in homes that have carpet, upholstered furniture still plays a vital role in trapping pollutants. You may be surprised to hear up to 80% of the dust and dirt that comes into a home with carpet ends up on upholstered fabrics. 

This doesn’t mean having dirty furniture is an inevitability. With frequent upholstery cleaning from a trusted service provider like Chem-Dry, you can keep your home feeling fresh and have confidence your soft furnishings are just as clean as they are comfortable.

upholstery cleaning being conducted on a sofaFrequently Asked Questions About Our Upholstery Cleaning Service

We understand you may have questions about our upholstery cleaning service and the types of benefits you can look forward to when you choose Chem-Dry. We’re here to give you all the details so you can have total peace of mind. We’ll make your home a cleaner space for your friends and family. Below, we’ve answered some of the questions we’re often asked by clients about our innovative approach to upholstery cleaning.

What distinguishes the Chem-Dry upholstery cleaning services from others?

At Chem-Dry, we utilize a cutting-edge Hot Carbonating Extraction cleaning process that employs the power of carbonation to lift and remove dirt, dust, oil, and allergens from fabrics. This process requires significantly less water than other cleaning processes. With Chem-Dry, your furniture will be dry and ready to use within hours, not days. That way, you can get back to your normal schedule as quickly as possible and won’t have to worry about moisture-related damage to your furnishings.

Does the cleaning process involve any harsh chemicals that could be harmful to my children or pets?

Our process is safe and healthy for all members of the family, including children and pets. Our very own cleaning solution, called The Natural®, is tremendously effective at cleaning upholstered furniture. 

This formula works just as well, and in some cases even better, than conventional cleaners and does not leave behind the concerning residues often produced by harsh chemical substances. It is green-certified safe and is a non-toxic cleaning solution. You can be confident it’s safe for your family and pets.

Do your services provide any protective benefits for my upholstery?

We understand spills are a part of life. However, stains don’t have to be. After cleaning, we can apply a special protectant to your furniture that actually establishes a barrier around the upholstery fibers. This helps the fabric resist future stains and enables your furniture to stay cleaner for longer.

What kinds of upholstery materials can Chem-Dry clean?

Our services work on almost any upholstery fabric. Whether your coach is suede, leather, or denim, we can safely and effectively revitalize its appearance and remove deep-set dirt and grime. Both natural and synthetic fabrics respond well to our Hot Carbonating Extraction process, and their life can be significantly extended through the careful cleaning we offer.

What kinds of health benefits do your services provide?

As our cleaning method has been tested in an independent laboratory environment, we have hard facts to back up our claims of delivering extensive health benefits for our clients. The results of this testing proved our cleaning process removes 98% of allergens, specifically pet dander and dust mites, from upholstery. 

When a sanitizer is added to this process as part of our Healthy Home package, we can also eliminate 89% of airborne bacteria. Thanks to our cleaning services, you can have confidence that not only are your comfy sofas and chairs clean and healthy, but your indoor air is as well.

Do you have questions about getting started with upholstery cleaning from Chem-Dry? Reach out to us today for details! Simply call (800) CHEM-DRY to discover our full range of services.