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Furniture and Upholstery Cleaning in Alexandria, VA

When picking a piece of furniture or upholstery for a living space it is important to consider your living conditions and what kind of maintenance you are willing to put in in order to preserve your furniture's appearance and integrity. Feet Up Carpet Cleaning of Alexandria cleans all types of upholstery and furniture. Feel free to call us for professional services.

Upholstery Cleaning Codes

Most synthetic fibers, such as microfiber and polyester, will have a W code, indicating that they can be cleaned with water and with/without a cleaning solvent. Hot water extraction is a perfect method for cleaning these types of materials, however, additional spot cleaning should be sought when dealing with stubborn stain removal.

If your upholstery has a cleaning code of S or S/W, professional cleaning services are also advisable. S stands for 'solvent' and W stands for 'water'. In the case of cleaning code S, upholstered furniture needs to be cleaned with solvent-based cleaners. Code S/W indicates that water can be used but the amount must be regulated. Many people opt to have these types of upholstery professionally cleaned as well. Attempts to DIY will likely lead to upholstery shrinkage or running dyes. Natural fibers like wool and certain cotton blends are the most commonly seen fibers that require delicate professional treatment.

Furniture & Upholstery Cleaning Service
Upholstery And Furniture Cleaning Service

Sofa, Recliner, Mattress, We Do It All

Our furniture and upholstery cleaning services are quite diverse. As mentioned above, we handle all types of fabrics, and a wide variety of upholstered furniture. We can clean your sofa, recliner, overstuffed chair, loveseat, lazy boy, ottoman, bar stools, dining chairs, and of course your mattress as well.

Mattress cleaning every now and then is very important. You spend a long time on your mattress. Like anything else, your mattress absorbs dust particles and along with that, dust mites, pollens, dander, pet hair (if you have them) and many other pathogens that are linked with allergies, respiratory problems and other health issues. Keeping your mattress clean of those is a great step towards better health, and our industrial strength mattress cleaning and hot water extraction makes sure the job is done and your mattress will be completely dry in just a few short hours.

Leather Cleaning

Upholstery cleaning by Feet Up Carpet Cleaning of Alexandria includes leather cleaning as well. Leather is an incredibly sturdy material used for various household items and can often outlive many of your other upholstery goods. However, over time leather suffers from a loss of moisture and softness and will require a special cleaning and moisturizing treatment in order to avoid stiffness and cracking caused by perspiration and many body oils. The leather cleaning process is similar to upholstery cleaning in that it is best carried out by a professional, however the steps and products used are totally different. In situations where leather is stained, Feet Up Carpet Cleaning of Alexandria suggests using the services of a professional exclusively.

Expert Cleaning Techniques for Different Upholstery Types

Feet Up Carpet Cleaning of Alexandria is renowned for its skilled handling of all upholstery types, leveraging diverse cleaning techniques tailored to each material. This ensures thorough cleaning without inflicting any damage.

  • Fabric Upholstery: Predominantly found on sofas, chairs, and cushions, fabric upholstery is first vacuumed to eliminate loose dirt and dust. Next, a specially-formulated cleaner, gentle to the fabric and devoid of discoloration effects, is applied. This is followed by light scrubbing and comprehensive steam cleaning. The fabric is then air-dried before use.
  • Leather Upholstery: This premium and sensitive material necessitate exceptional care. The process starts with dusting and vacuuming, followed by cleaning with a pH-balanced solution. Post-cleaning, a conditioner is applied to maintain the leather's suppleness and prevent cracking.
  • Microfiber Upholstery: Notwithstanding its stain-resistant properties, microfiber requires a good clean now and then. We offer steam or deep cleaning procedure with a mild solvent-based cleaner. After cleaning is done, the fabric is rinsed and then air-dried.
  • Vinyl Upholstery: This material, known for its easy maintenance, is cleaned using a green cleaning solution, with a soft brush addressing stubborn stains. After rinsing with clean water, it's wiped dry.
  • Velvet Upholstery: This luxurious material needs careful handling. Our techs start with vacuuming, using an upholstery brush attachment. A solvent-based cleaner is used to remove stains and dirt without any damage to appearance and texture.
  • Suede Upholstery: Like leather, suede requires gentle treatment. After a thorough vacuuming, stains and dirt are handled with a specialized suede cleaner. Post-cleaning, the suede is brushed to retain its characteristic nap and soft feel.
  • Silk Upholstery: Silk, being delicate and luxurious, is generally spot-cleaned to circumvent water stains and possible damage.
  • Cotton Upholstery: This robust, frequently-used fabric is cleaned with a combination of vacuuming, spot treatment, and when needed, steam cleaning.
  • Polyester Upholstery: Its resilience makes polyester conducive to vacuuming, spot treatment, steam, and even deep foam cleaning when required.
  • Chenille Upholstery: Given its softness, chenille is treated gently, with careful vacuuming, spot cleaning using a mild detergent, and conscious avoidance of over-wetting.
  • Wool Upholstery: Wool requires careful handling to prevent shrinkage and color fade. It's usually vacuumed and cleaned with a mild plant-based solvent, then carefully rinsed and dried.
  • Acrylic Upholstery: This synthetic fabric is cleaned using steam or deep cleaning, followed by careful rinsing and drying.
  • Nylon Upholstery: This durable material is spot-treated and steam-cleaned. Shampoo cleaning can be applied for the removal of deeper dirt and stains.
  • Rayon Upholstery: Often a surrogate for silk, cotton, or linen, rayon requires careful vacuuming and a solvent-based approach to avoid shrinkage and distortion.
  • Olefin Upholstery: Resistant to moisture, mildew, and stains, olefin can be easily cleaned by using water-based techniques.

Our experts pay meticulous attention to each upholstery type, ensuring dedicated care, cleanliness, and extended life of the material.

Upholstery Cleaning Process

Here's the outline of the upholstery cleaning process followed by our professional upholstery cleaning services:

  1. First Glance: We kick off the process with a good, hard look at your furniture. We're trying to suss out the type of fabric and whether there are any stubborn stains or marks that need extra care.
  2. Prep Work: Up next, we start prepping. This involves taking off any removable parts like cushions, a thorough vacuum to get rid of any surface-level grime, and slathering a special pre-treatment solution on those pesky, hard-to-remove stains.
  3. The Big Clean: This is where the magic happens. Depending on what type of fabric your upholstery is made of, and just how much of a deep-clean it needs, we might opt for steam cleaning (also known as hot water extraction)or deep shampoo cleaning. We choose the best method for your specific situation.
  4. Rinse and Repeat: After the big clean, we're not done yet. We've got to make sure there's no cleaning solution left over - we wouldn't want any residue attracting dirt back onto your newly-cleaned upholstery!
  5. Final Inspection: Last but not least, we give your upholstery one final once-over to make sure we've left it spotless and you're happy with our work.
  6. Dry Off: With the cleaning done, it's time to dry out your upholstery. We can use professional drying equipment (usually applied during water damage restoration) or just let nature do its thing with good old air drying.

Call us today to schedule services with our local team of upholstery cleaners!


Q: How much does it cost to clean a couch or a sofa?

In order to provide you with accurate and fair pricing, we would need to fully review your couch or sofa. So you can fill out an online form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Or if you're in a rush then just call us at 703-635-7342 and we will be able to give you an estimate over the phone. If you are happy with the quote then we can then provide you with a convenient time to clean your upholstered couch or sofa.

Q: Do you use eco-friendly cleaning products?

There is a wide range of cleaning products but we always focus on using eco-friendly and biodegradable products. All of our products are perfectly safe for people, pets, and the environment, so don't worry - it is safe. We value mother nature, and you should too. Support our ecological way of cleaning and call us today.

Q: Do you use equipment or clean upholstery without machines?

We have the best-trained technicians that are able to handle all kinds of upholstery. As well as a powerful and efficient equipment for every situation. For the best results, our trained technicians will recommend the most suitable method and equipment for any sofa or couch. Our machines provide professional steam cleaning, dry cleaning, chemical cleaning, etc.

Q: Do you have special offers for cleaning several pieces of furniture?

For customers who are interested in cleaning two pieces of furniture or even more, we have a special discount that is designed specifically for them. Only for a limited time, we offer up to 20% OFF on the final cost. Don't miss out on this chance and book your professional upholstery cleaning today!

Q: I have mold on my mattress, what can I do?

A: Mold can be dangerous to your health when it lives on the walls, but if you sleep on it, it is important to remove it ASAP. However, mold can also grow in other places of your home and the mattress could be just the first place where you spotted, so it's important to do a mold test to be sure. Once the mold presence has been confirmed and the source of the mold has been identified, you can start a mold removal process.

For more details on our special deals or about our specialty products, please call us today 703-635-7342.
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