Why replace your valuable furniture when having it professionally cleaned can restore the colour and extend the life of your upholstery.
Furniture occupies a prominent place in the home, so much so that dirt and dust are often able to build up and take hold without being noticed. Only once the amount of muck becomes unmanageable does it really become noticeable. At this point, many homeowners simply want to give up, thinking that their furniture is beyond help. This is rarely the case. In fact, professional upholstery cleaning from Roffey Cleaning can restore upholstery to an almost-new state at a fraction of the cost of buying new furniture. Whether you’re looking to restore worn upholstery to impress prospective tenants or just need to refresh furniture that has suffered at the hands of the kids, our upholstery cleaning service is the solution you need.
The methods I use involve pre-spraying the upholstery with an appropriate cleaning solution and agitating this into the fabric using a soft tampico brush. This is then left to dwell in order to loosen the soiling which is then extracted using the same powerful steam extraction machine used for carpet cleaning. This doesn’t mean bringing loads of large and dangerous machinery into your home, these are small portable units which can be quickly moved in and out and cause as little disturbance as possible.
Finally the upholstery will be dried using towels. If necessary, a powerful fan can be utilised to further speed the drying process. To clean a standard 3pc suite using this method may take up to 4 hours depending on whether cushions are reversible, the level of soiling and the material involved. After this time the furniture will be ready for use, no waiting for days and days for it to dry. If you would like, we also offer stain prevention treatment to ensure that your freshly cleaned upholstery last for as long as possible.
With my carpet cleaning service I offer a free no obligation onsite and written quote.
Upholstered furniture in your home can soon take on the signs of daily wear and tear, dirt marks on arms, spills on seats and evidence of family pets can all add up to a once loved piece of furniture. Calling in the professionals can soon have your furniture cleaned and restored with the added option of scotch-guarding and protection against future marking. We clean all varieties of home upholstered furniture, from 3 seater couches, to the cleaning of upholstered adjustable chairs and recliners.
We also offer business upholstery cleaning, for offices, schools leisure centres, restaurants and more, we can steam-clean upholstery in your business premises at a convenient time for your business, in order to minimise disruption and reduce health and safety demands, helping your business get back to operation quickly and with minimal inconvenience. We can professionally clean seat cushions, office chairs, school chairs and even cinema seats, so whatever your requirements, call today to book our services and find out the benefits for yourself of our professional cleaning service.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, it is not mandatory for carpet cleaning companies to become members of the NCCA. However, if a company is registered with us it shows that they have taken the time and expense to ensure they are professional in their approach and in a position to offer the best possible service to their customers.
In most cases NCCA members will be happy to move furniture; however there may be an additional charge for this service. It is important that any valuable items or furniture containing valuables are moved by the customer, you should draw this to the attention or the person cleaning.
This is a common myth, today’s chemicals and detergents are manufactured to the highest specifications for quality and effectiveness. These will not lead to any rapid re-soiling. Detergents that are not designed for use on carpets and upholstery may cause re-soiling problems.
In every case, the best cleaning results are achieved by the use of chemicals. NCCA members may use solvents, powders, detergents and other solutions during the cleaning process. Manufacturers in the cleaning industry work to the highest specifications for quality and safety, designing products specifically for the cleaning of carpets and soft furnishings; and for safe use within the domestic environment.
Health and safety is paramount in the cleaning industry. Professional cleaning solutions are tested for their effects on the environment. NCCA members will also ensure that the relevant safety procedures are followed during the cleaning process. It is highly recommended that children and pets stay off of a damp carpet until it is completely dry, this will help prevent slip and fall hazards.
No guarantee can be made remove stains. Some stains permanently damage the carpet fibres and no amount of specialist cleaning will reverse this. Many NCCA members have received advanced training for spot and stain removal and will be able to deal with most problems. i pride myself in my stain removal abilities. If you have a stain you are concerned about, please feel free to discuss it with a member beforehand and they will be happy to advice.
Drying time depends upon many things, including how soiled the item was, how much water was used, weather conditions, atmosphere in the home, etc. However, in most normal cases, carpets and soft furnishings should be dry within 6-8 hours. If required, use some specialist techniques to speed up the process can be used.
Many different methods exist and all cleaning methods are designed to produce good results, each has its place within the carpet cleaning industry. Some methods use water and others more mechanical action. More important however, is whether the employed technician has the required training to carry out the cleaning properly and safely. NCCA members have a recognised qualification in carpet and upholstery cleaning and have been trained to use various cleaning methods. They will be able to advice on the most appropriate method. That is required to achieve the very best results.
It is recommended that a professional cleaner is used. Many items are available to the public that are advertised for carpet and upholstery cleaning. However, along with these come many risks and the potential of causing irreversible damage. NCCA members have the correct training and knowledge, along with access to professional products that enable them to ensure that a correct and safe job is carried out and the best possible results can be achieved.
We are members of the NCCA – The National Carpet Cleaners Association. We are also members of TACCA – The Approved Carpet Cleaners Association – A trade association for UK carpet cleaners that has strict criteria for joining, including requirements for full insurance, the right equipment and advanced training. This ensures that by choosing a TACCA approved member, you will have the reassurance your carpet cleaner is equipped for the job. We are also members of checkatrade so you can read reviews of our service before buying from us.
We use some of the best chemical solutions available to our industry. Most of our chemicals are chosen for their effectiveness whilst also keeping environmental concerns in mind when we choose. If you require eco friendly cleaning we can offer this service to you.
You will be amazed at the impressive results of our upholstery cleaning service, as we utilise the best commercial grade cleaning equipment and have invested in extensive training to hopefully deliver the best cleaning service every time. Although we are highly trained in upholstered furniture spot stain removal, there can be stains that are permanent, and we will do our best to identify these and warn you beforehand. But in general, most of our customers are impressed by the effectiveness of our cleaning service.
This depends on lots of factors such as the density of the upholstery fibres being cleaned, the ambient temperature and air humidity, and air flow throughout the premises. Unlike many companies using underpowered equipment, our vacuum machine has the suction to get your upholstery almost dry after cleaning. We will recommend several ways to speed up the final drying stage, but with the heating on and some windows open, most of our customer’s upholstery are usually dry within an hour of us leaving. If for any reason we anticipate the drying process to take slightly linger (in unheated or unventilated rooms) we will speed up the drying process with high powered fans and air movers.
As trained professionals, chances are we have experience working with almost every fabric textile variant. In general though, when your furniture manufacturer tells you NOT to clean them yourself – but to seek cleaning from a trained professional – that’s us – and we can guarantee you will be impressed with our results, whilst having the peace of mind that your valuable furniture is in safe hands
At Roffey Cleaning we have spent many thousands of pounds over the years on our equipment, and the device we normally use for carpet cleaning is our Hot Water Extraction (or steam cleaning) machine.
This machine pumps highly pressurised water deep into the pile, completely rinsing out the cleaning solution that has been agitated into the carpet. This removes unwanted dust, debris and bacteria, providing relief for those of us who suffer from allergies and generally creating a cleaner, safer environment wherever Hot Water Extraction is used.
Hot Water Extraction doesn’t just offer the best deep clean on the market, but it’s also environmentally friendly and very efficient. It won’t expose you to the chemicals that carpet cleaning techniques employed by other companies do, and it will have your carpets dry in rapid time, causing minimum disruption to your home or business. Of course this is equipment that is being used by highly trained and experienced professionals, so we can get the best results for you carpets. We can clean deeper into the carpet to leave them cleaner and fresher which can make a huge difference to your home.
The most common problem you run into with cheaper, DIY-style devices is over-wetting. Rental machines rarely have the vacuum suction power to extract all the water that is absorbed by the carpet. This can lead to unpleasant odours caused by bacterial growth, and when that happens you’ll need to get a professional in as soon as possible to avoid having to shell out for an expensive replacement. At Roffey Cleaning we get the job done properly the first time, and we offer much better value for money than cheaper cleaning companies who use inferior equipment.
Protect the investment you’ve made in your carpets and get in touch with our friendly team today to book a free, no-obligation quote!