Tips & Tricks For Upholstery Cleaning

Dear Francine,

I have an upholstered accent chair that I really love, but can’t possibly bring out when company’s around due to several unsightly stains. What can I do?

Of course we can help you with upholstery! How you approach upholstery cleaning depends on how you the age and size of the stains in question. If it has been a long time since the initial stain was spotted and said stain covers a substantial area of your upholstery, then we would categorize that as a serious stain. For any serious cleaning, we recommend you trust the professionals and Sparkling Clean Services are always to ready to tackle all your serious cleaning needs. We’ll always provide a free estimate for any cleaning when you call us at (905) 549-9994. We will always restore your carpets, rugs and upholstery back to the vibrant way you remember them.
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If you are dealing with a small, fresh stain, there are a couple of things you can do to treat them at home. Any solid or dry staining material can be gently scooped off with a spoon. Then, you can gently blot the stained area with a cloth to absorb the stain.

If the area is dry but still prominently stained, you need to look at cleaning solutions. Before you do anything with the stained area, you will first want to know what the cleaning instructions are on your furniture tags. It is tempting to remove tags, but it is best to have them present on your furniture so you can easily access cleaning instructions when a fresh stain has occurred.

These tags often use a single letter as a short-hand for cleaning instructions. Have a look at your tags. Did you see a “W”? That means you can only use water-based cleaners. An “S” would indicate that water-based cleaners should be avoided in favor of solvent-based ones. Seeing “WS” means that your upholstery can be cleaned with either.

Upholstery cleaning can be a lot of work. That’s why we are happy to take care of all of your cleaning concerns with a quick phone call. For a free estimate on your next cleaning, call Sparkling Clean Services (905) 549-9994.

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