Common Upholstery Cleaning FAQs

Dec 2, 2022 | Upholstery Cleaning

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You may know it’s time to clean your upholstered furniture, but not be quite sure exactly how to go about it. If you’ve tried DIY upholstery cleaning, you have probably realized the results aren’t nearly as thorough or effective as you’d hoped. 

Partnering with a leading upholstery cleaning company can ensure your furniture is properly cleaned. You can also feel better knowing how much healthier your home is thanks to the comprehensive process used by the experts at North Star Chem-Dry.

Looking to learn more about professional upholstery cleaning from Chem-Dry? We’ve listed some of the questions we commonly receive below along with thorough answers from our experts. Armed with this information, you can take the necessary steps to make certain your upholstered furniture is clean, healthy, and looks its best!


Your Upholstery Cleaning Questions Answered


How often should my upholstered furniture be cleaned?

There are several factors that determine how often you should clean your upholstered furniture. First, you should consider the manufacturer’s recommendations. Typically, manufacturers advise having upholstered furniture professionally cleaned every 24-48 months. 

However, if you have kids and pets in your home, you may want to up the frequency with which your pieces are cleaned. In addition, if any people within your household have allergies or asthma, cleaning upholstery more often may help alleviate some of their symptoms.

Is the process for upholstery cleaning similar to the process for carpet cleaning?

Upholstery can be even more delicate than carpet, meaning it needs to be handled with care. Additionally, it can be damaged when excess water is used in the cleaning process. 

That’s what makes our proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction process such a great option for cleaning upholstery as well as carpets. As part of this process, we use a carbonated solution that releases dirt and dust from upholstery fibers. Then, we extract these contaminants and the liquid solution to leave your furniture clean without the need for excess water or harsh scrubbing.

Why is it important to have my upholstery professionally cleaned?

Even in homes that are carpeted, upholstered furniture plays a major role in trapping dust, allergens, and other airborne particles. Because professional upholstery cleaning is so thorough, it is the right choice for your hardworking furniture. 

Our professional technicians can help your upholstered furniture filter harmful contaminants from the air. Regular cleanings ensure the upholstery isn’t overwhelmed with dust and debris. Moreover, we’ll leave your upholstery looking, feeling, and smelling great, something that simply can’t be said of conventional DIY methods.

Can stains be removed from my upholstery through professional cleaning?

Yes! Our upholstery cleaning services can remove some of the toughest stains, including stains resulting from pet accidents. We use innovative processes that gently remove the root causes of stains. 

Plus, we can help protect your furniture from future spills and accidents with our Protectant Package, which boosts the stain resistance of upholstered fabrics and provides a protective barrier for their delicate fibers.

How long will it take for my furniture to dry following upholstery cleaning?

Because our Hot Carbonating Extraction process does not rely on excess water usage, your furniture will dry faster with our services than with conventional cleaning techniques. For most of our clients, their furniture dries within a matter of hours. However, for certain fabrics or particularly soiled pieces, drying may also need to take place overnight.

Do you have more questions about professional upholstery cleaning or want to schedule a visit with a North Star Chem-Dry technician? Just call (651) 333-3602 to get started!

North Star Chem-Dry services the greater Apple Valley area including Eagan, Burnsville, Lakeville, and Credit River Township

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