upholstery-cleaningAt Cross Country, we do more than just carpet cleaning. We are also experts at upholstery cleaning. When you need your upholstery cleaned, you need to be choosey about who you hire to do the job. Cleaning upholstery is not the same as cleaning carpet. There are more variations in fabric content and construction. It is also subject to different types of wear and soiling. Because of all of this, there is no single method that can be used for every piece of furniture. This means that your technician needs to evaluate each piece separately to determine the best and the safest cleaning method. Our technicians take the time to do this, making us the best choice in Pelham for upholstery cleaning.

Upholstery Cleaning Process

The first step in the process is to test the material to be cleaned. We will take a sample from a hidden area and test for fabric content and dye stability. We also look at the construction of the fabric that the furniture is made from and the soiling that is present. Then, we can choose the best method of cleaning. In most cases, this is steam cleaning, but we can also dry clean with solvent, use a low moisture shampoo, use encapsulation, etc. After we choose the best method, our techs go to work by dry vacuuming your furniture. This removes dry soil on the surface of the fiber before it becomes sticky with moisture. Next, a pre-treatment is applied to the piece and it is extracted using low moisture cleaning tools. When we are done, your furniture is as close to new as possible and just barely damp. Most pieces can be used within a few hours.

Types of Upholstery

We clean all types of upholstery in Pelham. Here is how we define the different pieces.

  • Love Seats
    Love seats are defined as a piece of furniture no more than 6 feet in length.
  • Couch
    We define a couch as a piece of furniture between 6 and 8 feet long.
  • Sectionals
    When a couch gets over 8 feet, we start considering it a sectional.
  • Recliner/Wingback Chairs
    These are priced the same as they are overall, about the same size.
  • Dining Chair
    A dining chair is one that has only an upholstered seat and possibly back.
  • Kitchen Chair
    A kitchen chair has upholstered arms and possibly legs in addition to an upholstered seat and back.
  • Misc
    If it is upholstered, we can clean it. Call us with your special requests.