Why is Upholstery Cleaning Not Treated the Same as Carpet Cleaning? Victoria, BC


Upholstery fabrics are subjected to the same types of spills, spots and stains as you find in carpets.  However, while we tend to lump both upholstered items and carpeting into the same category, the sensitive nature of many of the fibers used in upholstery fabrics, as well as some of the construction characteristics, make cleaning and spot and stain removal riskier in upholstery that it is in carpet.  Your carpet may have been chosen by the builder or the previous owner, but your furniture likely reflects your personal taste in décor and fashion.  Furniture and fabric manufacturers recommend that consumers not wait until severe soiling occurs before cleaning because the greater the soiling, the less the likelihood of restoring the fabric’s original color, appearance and texture; and the greater adverse effect on indoor environmental quality.

 If anyone in the family suffers from allergies, their doctor may have already told them of the need to keep their upholstered furniture clean to reduce pollen, dust mites and animal dander.  Since the upholstered fabric is closer to the breathing zone than carpets regular upholstery cleaning makes sense to reduce these and other allergens.

Victoria Carpet Care's Procedure

 1.Do a complete inspection to determine any previous damage or problems that may come up during our cleaning.

 2.We may test for colorfastness, especially if there is any indication that dyes may have bled in the past. This is done in an inconspicuous place.

 3.Determine proper cleaning method and spotting agents that is specific to your fabric fiber content – synthetic, natural or a blend.

 4.Proceed with cleaning and fabric protection if required.

Victoria Carpet Care's goal is to become the one-stop shop for all things carpet & rug related. The other services we offer are: Floor Waxing, Polishing and Cleaning, High Heat Extraction, Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, Mattress Cleaning, Area Rug Cleaning, Tile and Grout Cleaning, Pet Stains and Odors, Odor Control, RV and Auto Interiors, Oriental Rug Cleaning, Leather Cleaning, Disinfectants, Carpet and Upholstery Protectors, Environmentally Friendly Green Cleaning Options and Furniture Cleaning.

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