Upholstery Cleaning in Cairns

“Upholstery is not carpet ” !!!


A profoundly simple statement, but it does imply differences in how it is cleaned.

Not all carpet cleaners have been trained in upholstery cleaning and care as we do, for your upholstery.

You would not trust a back yard mechanic to work on your car, so why let a “cowboy” loose on your valuable furnishings?


Not all upholstery requires a “deep” cleaning.


The material is a lot finer and thinner than what carpet is, so it does not need to be saturated with cleaning solutions.

Doing so can wet the filling material and encourage mould and other bacteria growth in our tropical environment.

Upholstery material needs to be treated more gentle than carpet.


Not all fabrics can be “steam” cleaned.


A professional needs to be able to determine the correct method as to whether it can be wet cleaned or if it requires a low moisture method, or even a dry cleaning system.

To do this, the technician must be able to correctly identify the fabric, and this takes training and experience.

The fabric will attract dust just as much as carpet, so a thorough vacuuming is required before getting the fabric wet, (which would simply turn any soiling into mud).

When was the last time your furniture was vacuumed?

It is also collecting dust just like any other flat surface (such as a TV cabinet, etc;), in your home, it just hides it better.

Cleaning furniture is not as simple as cleaning carpet.

This is why there are more carpet cleaners than specialist upholstery cleaners.

There are special techniques and concerns that the technician needs to be aware of.

There is a lot more surface area with crevices, corners, edges, skirts, flounces and separate cushions that all need that extra care.

It is a well known fact that a lot of carpet cleaners will not clean upholstery fabrics, especially exotic cottons, silks, velvet’s and even micro fibres.

It can take as long to clean a sofa properly, as it takes to clean two or more rooms of carpet.


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