Accidents happen and there is sometimes no way to avoid them. Spills are the most common accidents on furniture and most of the permanent damage is done during clean up. People tend to panic and rub the spill, which only drives the spilled material deeper into the fiber. If a substance is going to stain your upholstery, it will usually happen immediately. Most spills, when dealt with properly, will not result in permanent staining. So, then, how do you clean up a spill on your upholstered furniture? First and foremost do not rinse it with water, unless there is a manufacturer tag on the item indicating it is safe to do so.
Once you have cleaned up the spill, if residue or discoloration is evident, it is usually okay to wait up to 24 hours to have it professionally cleaned. Alameda Upholstery Cleaning is possible often with same day appointments. If the spill is liquid, blot it with a towel to carefully remove the excess liquid from the fabric. Do not rub it or wipe the towel across the area, as that is the best way to push the liquid deeper into the fibers where it can cause a stain. For a semi-liquid spill, the first thing you need to do is carefully scoop up the food or other dry material before you blot the area. A dry spill is a bit easier to clean up without doing any more damage. Carefully scoop up the excess and then dry vacuum the surface spill. Once you have completed that, move fibers to clean any material that may have settled deeper into the textile. Remember, do not rinse with water.
Other services provided include carpet cleaning, odor control, care of wooden floors, area rugs with pick up and delivery, cleaning of stone, tile and grout, and water damage restoration. Fabric protection restoration is also available and can be applied to upholstery immediately after cleaning for convenience. Technicians are certified and trained continually to keep up with the newest and safest cleaning products and cleaning techniques. You will get individualized service with no “cookie-cutter” approaches or methods.