Definition: The overall cleaning of upholstered furniture, cushions, and pillows.
Ideally, we suggest that upholstery cleaning be kept to a minimum via a proactive care plan that includes fabric protection, regular (weekly) vacuuming and brushing, and seasonal cushion rotation where possible. This methodology is the safest way to gain the greatest return on your furniture investment. However, occasional overall upholstery cleaning is needed for both aesthetic and health reasons.
Christopher’s recommends following an interim cleaning routine in lieu of the more common practice of restorative cleaning because less aggressive techniques can be used thereby reducing the overall risks associated with cleaning, and benefiting the long term appearance of your investment. In the cleaning world ‘interim’ refers to ‘regular or schedule’ such as annual or bi-annual cleaning of furniture that is not visibly soiled. On the other hand, ‘restorative’ cleaning indicates something is visibly soiled, i.e. I want to return (restore) the upholstery to it’s original appearance. Due to the obvious benefit of increased repellency, the application of fabric protection is always recommended after the full cleaning of upholstery.
It is impossible to accurately predict the results of upholstery cleaning because there are many unknown variables. Therefore, as professionals, it is our policy never to do so. Our goal is to achieve the greatest cleaning results reasonably possible using a combination of:
- Competent professionals
- Top-of-the-line equipment and solutions
- Time-tested methods and procedures
- Extensive experience taking care of luxury textiles
You can schedule by email or phone. Staff is available to answer questions and schedule appointments from 8am-4pm weekdays. In order to best meet your needs and provide the most accurate estimate, you will be asked several questions regarding the upholstery in need of cleaning. These questions generally include:
- A description of the item to be cleaned (e.g., sofa, banquette, dining chairs).
- The location (e.g., living room, master bedroom).
- The number of items (e.g., eight dining room chairs).
- The size (e.g., sectional sofa or loveseat).
- The soil level (e.g., visibly or not visibly soiled; spots/stains and their source and how long there?).
- The type of upholstery fabric (if known).
- The age of the upholstery (estimate).
- Has the upholstery been professionally cleaned in the past?
- When purchased, or after the last professional cleaning, was the upholstery treated with fabric protection?