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Common Upholstery Cleaning Questions

Jul 27, 2022 | Stain Removal, Upholstery Cleaning

boy eating popcorn in front of newly cleaned upholstery couch in Midland, Michigan

You may know it’s time to clean your upholstered furniture, but not be quite sure exactly how to go about it. If you’ve tried DIY upholstery cleaning solutions, the results aren’t nearly as thorough or effective as you might have hoped for at times.

Hiring professional upholstery cleaners, like B&T Chem-Dry, ensures your furniture is cleaned properly and will continue to stand out.

Looking to learn more about professional upholstery cleaning from B&T Chem-Dry? We’ve listed some of the questions we are commonly asked along with thorough answers from our experts. Equipped with this information, you’ll be able to make the best decisions when it comes to taking care of your upholstery so it’s clean, healthy, and looks its best!

Your Upholstery Cleaning Questions Answered

How often should my upholstered furniture be cleaned?

There are several factors that determine how often your upholstery should be cleaned. The first is the manufacturer’s recommendations. Typically, manufacturers advise having upholstered furniture professionally cleaned every 24-48 months.

However, if you have kids and pets in your home, you may want to have your furniture cleaned more often. In addition, if anyone in your household has allergies or asthma, regularly cleaning your upholstery may help alleviate some of their symptoms.

You also want to pay attention to how your furniture looks. When your pieces become dull or stained and spot treatments and vacuuming aren’t enough, then it’s probably time for a professional upholstery cleaning.

Is the process for upholstery cleaning similar to the process for carpet cleaning?

Upholstery is even more delicate than carpet, meaning it needs to be handled with care when being cleaned. Additionally, it can be damaged when excess water is used in the cleaning process. At B&T Chem-Dry, we know how to carefully and gently handled even the most delicate upholstery

That’s what makes our proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction process such a great option for cleaning upholstery in Midland, Saginaw, Flint, and Grand Blanc, Michigan. As part of this process, we use a carbonated solution that releases dirt and dust from upholstery fibers. Then, we extract these contaminants and the liquid solution to leave your furniture clean without the need for excess water or harsh scrubbing. 

Why is it important to have my upholstery professionally cleaned?

Even in homes that are carpeted, upholstered furniture plays a major role in trapping dust, allergens, and other airborne particles. Because our professional upholstery cleaning process at B&T Chem-Dry is so thorough, it is the right choice for your hardworking furniture.

Our professional technicians can help extract harmful contaminants your upholstered furniture has helped filter and trap from the air. Regular cleanings ensure the upholstery isn’t overwhelmed with dust and debris. Moreover, we’ll leave your upholstery looking, feeling, and smelling great, something that simply can’t be said of conventional DIY upholstery cleaning methods.

Can stains be removed from my upholstery through professional cleaning?

Yes! Our upholstery cleaning services can remove some of the toughest stains, including stains resulting from pet accidents in our Pet Urine Removal process known as P.U.R.T. or Pet Urine Removal Treatment. We use innovative processes of stain removal that can gently remove the root causes of stains, and can remove them completely. 

Plus, we can help protect your furniture from future spills and accidents with our Protectant Package, which boosts the stain resistance of upholstered fabrics and provides a protective barrier for their delicate fibers.

How long will it take for my furniture to dry following upholstery cleaning?

Because our Hot Carbonating Extraction process does not rely on excess water usage, your furniture will dry faster with our services than with conventional cleaning techniques. For most of our clients in Midland through Grand Blanc, their furniture dries within a matter of hours. However, for certain fabrics or particularly soiled pieces, they might need to dry overnight.

Do you have more questions about professional upholstery cleaning or want to schedule an upholstery cleaning with a B&T Chem-Dry technician? Just call (989) 349-6595 to get started!

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