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DIY or professional upholstery cleaning Huntington Beach Ca. 92649

 DIY upholstery cleaning

  Once in awhile, I will run into someone who is what I call a jack of all trades, meaning that if there is a task to be done, they are not afraid to tackle it. In a lot of ways you have to admire people like that, and with today's economy still sputtering at a snails pace, who can blame anyone for trying to save some money when it comes to upholstery cleaning. But you should know that upholstery fabrics are not nearly as forgiving as carpet fabric, meaning that if you use the wrong cleaning method or solutions, you can permanently damage a sofa beyond repair.


Upholstery fabrics are very delicate in nature, so careful cleaning procedures need to be put into place in order to clean upholstery properly. One of the issues with cleaning upholstery is the level of moisture used in the cleaning. Professional upholstery cleaners know the importance of not over wetting the fabric which can cause shrinkage and in some cases color bleeding of the dyes in the fabric. Then we have the issue of the cleaning chemicals that the DIY would use compared to the professional upholstery cleaner. The average homeowner does not really know what cleaning chemicals should be used on a given sofa, and may choose to just use the same chemical they use on a carpet fiber. However depending on the fabric of the upholstery, the chemical used for carpet may be too aggressive for the delicate nature of upholstery, so you could be taking a gamble when it comes to doing it yourself.

To be honest, a true professional upholstery cleaning specialist will have the proper cleaning solutions and equipment to make sure they clean your upholstery in harmony with the fabric they are addressing. For example, some spotters used for the DIY may not respond well to what is in the chemical. It may be to harsh, and again, damage to the fiber can result. Professional upholstery cleaners have the right spotters needed for delicate fabrics. So when it comes to cleaning your sofa's, our advice is call us at KleenSmart for professional upholstery cleaning in Huntington Beach Ca. 92649.

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