Upholstery Cleaning Service

Professional steam-cleaning can greatly improve the appearance of upholstered furniture. Much like mattresses, upholstered furniture contains dead skin, dust mites and other soils. An effective way of prolonging the life of upholstery is to have it professionally cleaned.


upholstery cleaning

In most cases it's completely safe to steam-clean upholstery. Most fabrics used to manufacture furniture are made of synthetic materials such as nylon and polyester. Occasionally the fabric will be made of a natural fiber, and in upholstery that fiber is almost always cotton. These natural fibers like cotton, wool, and silk (which are considered "fine fabrics" in the industry) should be cleaned via a solvent cleaning or foam cleaning. There are many terms used to describe the cleaning process of natural fibers, but all that’s important is that it’s a low-moisture cleaning. This type of cleaning prevents the over-saturation that is unsafe for natural fibers. A prolonged drying or over-wetting can cause these types of fibers to lose color, start a browning process or lose their form. Heartland Steam Cleaning technicians are fully trained to clean any type of fabric. We use specially designed tools that will safely and gently clean your furniture, down to the deepest folds and crevices.

Upholstery cleaning can:

  • Remove food and drink spots
  • Remove pet hair
  • Remove odors
  • create a healthier environment by removing allergens and other contaminants

How upholstery cleaning works

First, the technician will identify which type of fabric the upholstery is and determine the best method of cleaning. All cushions will be pre-vacuumed, as well as underneath the cushions. The technician will then start with a specially designed fabric pre-treatment. This treatment will help break down soiling. After the pre-treatment, the tech will scrub down the entire piece, including all cushions and pillows, with a soft brush made of horse hair. This brush has thousands of bristles that stay firm, even when wet, giving complete agitation without the harsh abrasion of synthetic brushes. We then perform the extraction cleaning, which removes soils, dirt, spots, and cleaning agents using a pH-balancing rinse. Depending on the level of soiling, type of fabric, and humidity, you can expect your upholstery to dry in between 1 and 4 hours.

Fabric protection

Couches tend to be a place where we consume food and beverages. By applying a fabric protection you'll make spot and spill cleanup painless. This odorless, colorless sealer is designed to resist body oils and beverage spills. It also helps to resist abrasive wearing, which will help prolong the life of the furniture piece. This application will allow spills to bead up so they can quickly and easily be wiped away.