Steam cleaning isn’t just for carpets. Upholstery can also be steam cleaned. We recommend hiring a professional for
steam cleaning your upholstery as there are some precautions that need to be taken. Let me explain.
Many professional carpet and upholstery steam cleaners will use a mild solution to pre–treat furniture for stains
before applying any water. This is done after the professional has examined both the type of fabric as well as the type of
stains on the upholstery and concluded the best treatment option. Natural fibers such as cotton often require special
chemicals and delicate cleaning processes, as do certain types of stains.
Once water is finally applied by a steam cleaning machine, it is done so minimally and then immediately extracted out of
the furniture, removing as much moisture as possible. If too much water is left on the upholstery that you are steam
cleaning, the potential for mold and mildew to grow increases. Additionally, if you allow metal parts such as zippers or
buttons to become wet they may rust which can discolor not only the metal, but the surrounding fabric.
By hiring a professional that specializes in steam cleaning upholstery, you can safely rejuvenate your furniture, leaving
your couches, loveseats, recliners, and other upholstery fresh and clean.