UPHOLSTERY CLEANING VIRGINIA BEACH
Would you believe that your upholstered furniture receives many daily pollutants that affect the condition and lifespan of your furniture, which causes damage to your upholstery? Your upholstered furniture gets covered daily with dust, skin particles, body oils, dust mites and other environmental pollutants that are hazardous to your health and spoil your upholstery coverings. Occasional upholstery cleaning on rare, gentle or expensive fabrics may lead to upholstery damage. ProTouch upholstery cleaning technicians are trained in the care and maintenance of all upholstery types, from the most common to the most delicate and expensive fabrics. ProTouch technicians use a multi-step upholstery cleaning system which delicately rinses with hot water and extracts, loosens and cleans the deposit from your upholstery.
UPHOLSTERY CLEANING PROCESS
Pre-Cleaning Inspection. During this step, we evaluate the condition of the upholstery piece, locating areas that need special attention (soiled areas, pet, ink, makeup stains)
Applying Spot treatment. Pretreatment of upholstery fabric with special cleaning solutions, will break up heavy stains and soils, and release them from material’s fiber. At this point, stains will be much easier to pick up with low moisture cleaning. In some cases, spot cleaning, pet odor, and pet stain removal may be necessary.
Stain work. Scrub heavy soiled parts of furniture using a horsehair brush to break up stubborn substances and force them to release from fibers.
Steam cleaning. After scrubbing, fabric is cleaned and dried with low moisture water extraction tool, that removes remaining spots and soils, and most of the moisture.
Post-Cleaning Inspection of all areas. An optional protective coat can be applied to the furniture to keep it safe from future soils.
CONSIDER ADDITIONAL SERVICES
We use “hot water extraction” method, also known as “steam cleaning” This process is used by 96% of all carpet cleaning companies across the country. Most major carpet manufacturers recommend hot water extraction as the preferred method of cleaning.
In low-traffic areas, carpets can go 8 to 12 months between cleanings, but high-traffic areas may need to be professionally cleaned on a quarterly basis. Households with pets, smokers, children, and a good amount of foot traffic should have their carpets professionally cleaned two to four times each year.
Usually, it takes anywhere between 3-5 hours, in rare cases might take 24 hours for the carpet to completely dry, depending on the aforementioned variables. Using fans in any rooms cleaned and turning your air conditioning or heating system on, depending on the time of year, can help accelerate drying time.
We do not move heavy furniture, however, we can move/slide some light pieces of furniture if needed.
Scotchgard helps you in two very important ways. When this protective coating is applied to the carpet fibers, it puts a protective barrier around each fiber. This protective barrier resists moisture. When you do have a spill, it gives you a window of time to get it cleaned up. Scotchgarding also helps reduce the wear and tear of your carpet.
Yes we can! We offer several solutions for pet problems. First we offer a hospital grade sanitizer to kill germs and bacteria in the carpet and upholstery fibers. For odor we provide a product whose natural odor eliminators use the power of nature and molecular science to get rid of organic and inorganic odors. Rather than masking unwanted odors, our product goes to the source to destroy the odor. More importantly it uses no toxins, so they safe to use around people and pets.
We accept cash, check, and major credit cards. There is 3% charge of your total for using cards.
It is not necessary that you be home while your carpet is cleaned because we are thoroughly trained professionals whom you can trust. In order to provide the best possible service, we recommend that someone be home before we begin cleaning to discuss any specific areas of concern regarding the care and cleaning of your carpet.
As mentioned earlier, most major carpet manufacturers now recommend hot water extraction (steam cleaning) as the preferred method. Like the laundering of your clothing, steam cleaning is highly effective in removing soil and other contaminants from your carpet. It is one of five carpet cleaning processes that are officially recognized as an industry standard.
To most people “dry cleaning” means cleaning without water. The fact is that most carpet cleaning advertised as “dry” cleaning actually uses anywhere from a little to a lot of water! That’s because most of the soil in your carpet is water soluble. For the most part that means better results with a wet cleaning process.
If you have light colored carpet, you may have experienced these dark lines that appear on the carpet. This soiling is called filtration soiling because it comes from air passing through the carpet as it is attempting to get through the crack between the carpet and the baseboard or under a closed door. As the air passes through the edge of the carpet pile, this microscopic soiling is deposited there (hence the term filtration soiling). This occurs over a significant period of time and is not noticed until a build up has occurred.
This type of soiling is difficult to remove because the soil particles are so fine that they penetrate deep into the carpet pile, sometimes into the backing of the carpet. Can it be removed? Sometimes. With special products, time and effort, reasonable results can sometimes be achieved. To help prevent filtration soiling, vacuum and wipe the edges of the carpeting on a regular basis.