Upholstery Imagine what it would be like to wear the same article of clothing for 6 months without washing, vacuuming or cleaning. Over time, that piece of clothing would collect body oils, dead skin, stains and possibly even food particles. Now imagine your sofas, recliners, loveseats, dining chairs and even your mattress. When was the last time they were cleaned? If the answer is more than a year, then it may be wise to call a professional for cleaning. Especially if your home has kids, pets and a lot of activity, a professional cleaning of your upholstery could be just what you need to refresh and revitalize your furniture. Steam Squad is a full service carpet cleaning company who can handle all of your upholstery cleaning needs. We cover the Nassau and Suffolk counties of Long Island, and have the expertise required to fully clean your upholstery; no matter the condition. Could it be time to have your upholstery cleaned by a professional? Give our office a call! We have a friendly staff that can help answer any questions, and schedule a time for one of our estimators to develop a cleaning plan specific to your unique situation. Upholstery Cleaning Codes With hundreds of different types of fabrics, textures and fibers available to furniture manufacturers, it is important to understand which types of cleaning will be the most effective for your furniture type. That is why each manufacturer will provide a tag equipped with a code that will identify which cleaning methods are best. Typically found under the center cushion these codes provide valuable insight into the best way for the upholstery to be cleaned. The codes are more for upholstery owners, since a trained professional will be able to identify the proper cleaning solution based on the fabric types. At Steam Squad, we are approved by the Carpet & Rug Institute as a Seal of Approval provider, and understand the proper way to translate those codes in order to provide the most optimal result at the end of the cleaning process. There are only a few types of cleaning codes and will fall under the following categories: W: Fabric that responds well to water-based solutions or foams, cleaning this type of upholstery using water is ideal. At Steam Squad, we make sure to only use distilled water in lieu of tap, since tap water can contain minerals that can lead to the formation of rings or facilitate fabric fading. Fabrics under this code are typically man made and include polyester and nylon. S: The S code reflects fabrics that cannot use water. Only mild, dry cleaning solvents should be used, and the avoidance of water would be ideal. Examples of fabrics with the W code would be cotton, silk and wool based textiles. WS: These fabrics are a little more tolerant to cleaning solutions and can handle both water-based cleaning solutions as well as dry cleaning solvents. Textiles with the WS code can also be cleaning using foams with a high recommendation attached to use distilled water during the process. X: Very rare, these codes typically reflect fragile fibers that would be found in drapes, curtains or fabric blinds. In these situations, we would simply use a vacuum cleaner on a gentle cycle to remove any accumulated dust or particulates. ADDITIONAL SERVICES ScotchGard ™ Application Many of our clients choose to add the ScotchGard ™ application service to their cleanings for extended protection between cleanings. If you would like to learn more about this service, you can speak with one of our trained Steam Squad professionals for more information. Deodorization During the fresh water rinse application, our clients can choose a deodorizer option. Here we will apply an all-natural soap-free solution within the fresh water tank that will freshen the room, while eliminating odors. Used during our carpet, rug and upholstery cleaning, this service is a popular addition for many of our clients. Need your Upholstery Cleaned? Call Steam Squad If it has been longer than a year since you have had your upholstery cleaned, it could be time for you to call a professional. Certified by the Carpet & Rug institute, Steam Squad is a leading Seal of Approval provider. Servicing the Nassau and Suffolk counties, Steam Squad holds the experience and expertise to refresh and clean your upholstery. Using innovative techniques and staying abreast of industry trends allows us to properly clean your upholstery to its most optimal condition. Our staff is standing by to answer any questions you may have about professionally cleaning your carpets. If you would like a free estimate, or speak with someone further about your interior upholstery, please give us a call at (516) 567-8966!