Upholstery Cleaning

Upholstery Cleaning for Maximum Life

We are experts in the field of upholstery fabric cleaning, specializing in velvet and silk upholstery cleaning. Our team has the knowledge and take the time needed to deep clean upholstery and excel in cleaning white sofas and chairs. We only use top of the line equipment and products designed specifically for upholstery cleaning.

Furniture is one of the largest cash investments in most households, ranking with items such as the family car, carpets, and a new kitchen. Fabric furnishings can get heavy use and show soil and dirt quickly. No matter what type of fabric is chosen for your furniture, throughout its life, it will require maintenance and upholstery cleaning to keep it looking as new as possible. Regular maintenance (see upholstery cleaning & care guidelines) and professional upholstery cleaning will significantly extend the life of the delicate upholstery fabrics as well as keeping them looking good.

Professional upholstery cleaning by The Grayson Smith Company provides two benefits.

  1. Upholstery cleaning for appearance Typically, this is the main reason someone makes the decision to perform sofa cleaning and chair cleaning.
  2. Furniture cleaning for health Upholstery dirt is much different than dirt on your carpets or rugs. Upholstery cleaning deals with issues like body oils, body dander, cosmetics, hairspray, body sweat, and other fluids, as well as food and drinks that may get spilled. Pets also affect your furniture. Animal hair, animal body oil, and other animal fluids work their way into the furniture fabric. Even though your upholstery may not look dirty, dirt is accumulating through normal use. Therefore, it is good to extract this dirt periodically through professional upholstery cleaning, especially if you have children or pets.

Grayson Smith Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning has been in business since 1970. For years our customers have trusted us with some of their finest fabrics because we are experts in the proper care and cleaning of upholstery.

Basic Upholstery Cleaning & Care Guidelines

Follow the simple guidelines below to keep all your upholstered furniture looking as new as possible.

  •  To avoid fading, keep upholstered furniture away from direct sunlight. Note: There is fabric protection that protects against fading from sunlight.
  • Vacuum upholstered furniture often, even if your home furniture has seen little use. Dirt is brought in from outside and circulated through your HVAC system. Fine dirt will still settle on furniture in rooms with little use. For high-use furniture, the abrasive action of dirt and dust particles can wear the fibers of your upholstery fabric. So, it’s a good idea to frequently vacuum and rotate the cushions.
  • Damp-dust arms and headrest areas with a cleaning solution to prevent body oil accumulation on the upholstery fabric (be sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommendation as to the type of upholstery cleaning solution to use)
  • Avoid placing newspapers directly on home furniture upholstery fabric. Ink from the newspaper can transfer to the upholstery material and is difficult to remove.
  • Never cover your upholstered home furniture with dark-colored blankets, sheets, etc. The dyes can rub off onto fabric when dry or bleed when wet.
  • Avoid the use of dyes, paints, inks, nail polishes, and Mercurochrome around your upholstery fabric. These substances alter color and will stain.
  • Never remove cushion covers for dry cleaning or machine washing, even though they have zippers. If the covers shrink at all, you probably won’t be able to get them back onto the cushions.
  • Periodic professional upholstery cleaning will keep soil accumulation from marring the beauty of your upholstery.