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Upholstery Cleaners in Kent

Upholstery Cleaning Service

When carrying out professional upholstery cleaning we come across a vast range of fabrics available and therefore, careful consideration is given to the type of process we use, depending on what we find during a survey.

The most important procedure when carrying out a survey on the fabric in question prior to cleaning, would be to implement both a water and croc test to establish pile density, construction and dye bleed.

In regards to the seating units/cushions, the filling or content inside needs to be confirmed to determine whether they are made of foam or something more intricate such as horsehair or duck feathers. We would adapt the cleaning process to suit every eventuality. The most common fabrics we come across are:-

  • Draylon
  • Cotton/Polyester
  • Faux Suede
  • Velvet
  • Rayon
  • Viscose

All of which require a different cleaning processes in terms of moisture content etc.

In some instances some materials can hold a lot of excess moisture having been cleaned. If this occurs we can supply you with appropriate drying equipment to expediate the drying process and if needed, we can leave this on site and collect the next day.

General Cleaning Procedure

  • Survey
  • Pre vacuum to remove any loose soiling
  • Pre spray application to contact areas such as back, feet, head and arms
  • Application of shampoo by hand to all cushions and framework with sufficient dwell time
  • Extraction rinse by hand using special tool
  • Deodourise to neutralize
  • Towelling of fabric to reset pile to correct position

How often should I clean my furniture?

The average household, we would usually recommend once every 12-18 months to ensure maximum lift expectancy.

Do’s and Don’ts

Always appoint a professional cleaning company.

If you have a liquid spillage, this can be dealt with quickly by mopping up the excess with a dry white terry towel or clean undyed towel followed by a damp wipe with water only. You would need to ensure the whole panel or cushion is evenly wiped over to avoid any water marking.

Call the professionals in! We have specialist techniques and chemicals to tackle a variety of stains.

Ask us for advice if you have a spill – WE DO NOT CHARGE FOR TELEPHONE ADVICE.

Do not leave stains to build up over a period of time as these will become set and prove much more difficult to eliminate.

Take extreme caution if washing any covers through a washing machine cycle, as these can be prone to shrinkage and always use a gentle non biological powder such as Dreft.

North Star have achieved advanced member status through the National Carpet Cleaners Association, license. 1068 and operate to a working Code of Practice to protect the consumer and to deliver a high standard of service.

We operate in Medway, Swale, Kent, South East London and parts of Surrey and West Sussex.