Our Upholstery Cleaning Process

Step 1: Pre-Clean Inspection.

Ideally, you would be available for completing a Heritage Floor Care Survey with us to discuss your site-specific priorities, e.g. accessibility to the work site, problem stains, high traffic areas, required drying times, security, low occupancy times etc

If you can’t be onsite we are happy to complete an inspection for you by ourselves and forward you a detailed online quote afterwards. 

All work is priced case by case as there are multiple factors involved in the pricing of each job.

Step 2: Intensive Detail Vacuuming

This is the cornerstone of our high quality Upholstery Cleaning Service, both in commercial and residential settings. The majority of the soiling in Upholstery is dry soiling on the surface and crevices which can be most effectively removed by detailed thorough vacuuming.

We use high power vacuum cleaners with HEPA filters to clean the air, while at the same time removing dust and debris prior to the wet processes. 

Our vacuum cleaners are bagless, thus reducing consumable waste.

We have freshly cleaned Vacuum filters and HEPA Filters for each jobsite.

Step 3: Eco-Friendly Cleaning Solutions

After the dry soiling during the Intensive Detail Vacuuming, the majority of the remaining soiling is oily or gummy in nature. 

It requires a cleaning solution to be applied to the fabric either by hand pad application or pre-sprayed onto the surface to break down the soiling and release it from the fabric fibres. Subsequently, it is dissolved into a state of liquid suspension and ready to be rinsed and extracted from the upholstery.

Step 4: Extraction and Rinsing

Following the pre-spray or hand application of the selected Eco-Friendly Cleaning Solution, we allow a short period of dwell time so the chemicals can work and dissolve the soiling into liquid.

We then use our machinery to either rinse and extract, absorb or encapsulate the soiling to remove it from the fabric. We offer…

  • Hot Water Extraction Upholstery Cleaning
  • Absorbent Pad Hand Cleaning
  • Very Low Moisture (VLM) Encapsulation Uphlstery Cleaning…

For further information on any of these systems, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Step 5: Stain Removal

In case any stubborn stains remain after Extraction and Rinsing, we will treat them individually and then re-clean the area. This process can take a long time depending on the type and number of stains in situ. We carry an extensive range of spot cleaning chemicals and may apply steam and dry heat in order to accelerate the process if necessary.

Some products are designed to continue working over several hours. We will discuss the realistic expectations of success for complete or partial removal of each stain on the Pre-Clean Inspection with you.

Step 6: Deodorising & Pet Stains

If needed, we will treat any remaining odour with stain specific odour neutralising products.

Step 7: Surface Protection

After the cleaning and stain treatment process, we will install protection pads under furniture legs where necessary to prevent rust spots and staining from e.g. wood.

Surface Protection also involves the application of Stain Guarding products as an additional protection from soiling. This can be particularly effective in Care Home Facilities, Restaurants, Sheltered Housing facilities etc.

We can discuss this option and whether it would benefit your property during the Pre-Clean Inspection / Site Survey.

Step 8: Accelerated Drying

We can accelerate the drying time of Upholstery after Hot Water Extraction Cleaning by installing drying fans (Air Movers) and De-Humidiifiers if necessary.

We can also utilise inhouse heating or Air Conditioning systems if necessary and advise you on how to best ventilate after cleaning.

This 8-step program is our most comprehensive methodology for Upholstery Cleaning to date. We are always looking for little improvements and continually researching and developing our processes.

Leather Upholstery Cleaning: We also offer a detailed leather Upholstery Cleaning and Protection service.

If you would like any further information about our Upholstery Cleaning Services in Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Lothians and Northumberland, book your Free Heritage Floor Care Survey or send us a message from our contact page. You can also DM us on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.