Upholstery is much more delicate than carpet
and more sensitive to the cleaning solutions that are used
in the cleaning process. A variety of cleaning methods,
or combinations thereof, are necessary to effectively clean
upholstery. Determining the best methods to use,
requires extensive knowledge, training, and experience validated
through testing and certification.
Furniture and fabric manufacturers recommend that consumers
do not wait until severe soiling occurs before cleaning
is accomplished. The greater the soiling, the less the likelihood
of restoring the original color, appearance, and texture
of the fabric, and the greater the adverse affect on indoor
environmental quality (IEQ).
IICRC Reference Guide for Professional Upholstery Cleaning
According to the IICRC Reference Guide for Professional
Upholstery Cleaning (IICRC S300), professional cleaning
of upholstered furniture and fabric that is subjected to
routine use is needed every 12 to 24 months. Increased cleaning
frequency may be required when fabric subjected to heavy
use, or when it is located in homes occupied by persons
with allergies or respiratory sensitivity.