4 Tests to Reveal if It's Time for a Professional Furniture and Upholstery Cleaning ~ Victoria, Langford, Colwood, Sooke, View Royal, Oak Bay


Would benefit from a thorough Professional Cleaning from Victoria Carpet Care?  Try these four simple tests:

TEST # 1:  THE “SLAP” TEST – surface dust

Place a bright light over the top of one of your sofa cushions and using a stick (like a paint mixing stick or wooden spoon) whack the cushion 2-3 times.  Observe the amount of dust that is released into the air.  If you see a cloud of dust your furniture needs to be cleaned.

TEST #2: THE BLACK CLOTH TEST – embedded particulate

Use your vacuum cleaner attachment nozzle and take a piece of thin black cloth and rubber band it to the end of the vacuum hose – let it drape into the hose a little way.  Put the upholstery tool on the end of the hose.  Now turn the vacuum on and run it across the top of the cushion.  Take off the upholstery tool and Observe all the dead skin, dander, and other particles.  If you see accumulations of fine particles its time to have your furniture cleaned.

TEST #3:  THE WHITE TOWEL TEST – protein soils

Take a small amount of windex and spray it on a white terry cloth towel.  Now go and briskly scrub it across one of your seat cushions or arm covers.  Look at the towel.  Any questions?

TEST #4: THE SNIFF TEST - malodors

Completely exhale.  Place your nose 3” above the seat cushions and waft the surface air to your nose using one hand in a fanning motion. Do you notice any odors?   Soil accumulations promote bacterial growth that feed on the contaminants and creatures living in the fibers of your furniture fabrics.   If your furniture smells funky it’s an indication that it should be professionally cleaned as soon as possible.

Call Victoria Carpet Care at 250-474-7777 for a FREE evaluation on your cleaning needs or call our FREE 24 hour Consumer Awareness Message at 1-877-474-7577

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