Upholstery Cleaning

Welcome to the upholstery section. Click on the links below to find out our procedures for providing you the most thorough upholstery cleaning possible. We have also made available a few self-help guides on properly maintaining your upholstery before and after our services. If you have any questions, please free to call us at 703-481-1261 and we would be happy to assist you.

Our 12 Step Upholstery Cleaning Program

Don't let just anyone clean your sensitive fabrics! Our company is experienced in cleaning the finest of upholstered fabrics. The following important steps will be taken in cleaning your upholstery.

Upholstery Cleaning Overview

Because the fabric weaves, construction, soiling conditions, and the cleanability of upholstered furniture differs greatly from carpeting, we thoroughly inspect and test the fabric first to determine the safest and most effective way to clean it. Most upholstered furniture is not manufactured with the intention that it will need to be cleaned later. This means that on rare occasions, there are times when upholstery can be cleaned in accordance with generally accepted industry standards, with due diligence and care, yet the appearance of the fabric can be negatively affected.

Your upholstery fabrics will be tested for fiber content, construction, likelihood of texture change, shrinking tendencies, colorfastness, browning tendencies, and wet or dry cleaning capabilities. We then will carefully select the correct cleaning process for your upholstery, using either specialized low moisture extraction techniques or high performance hot water extraction tools. Only safe, effective cleaning solutions are applied. The very finest care will be provided, and any potential cleaning difficulties will be carefully explained.

Because of the variables involved in the blends of upholstery fabrics, soiling, and environmental conditions that may exist, we cannot be responsible for the following.

There may be other conditions and limitations that the cleaning technician will note on the work order and explain to you.

We will clean your upholstery in accordance with IICRC S300 Standard Reference Guide for Professional Upholstery Cleaning and using techniques and cleaning solutions developed by Bridgepoint Systems, a world leader in textile cleaning solutions. We will employ agitation and grooming tools as part of the cleaning process that are specifically designed for the delicate weave of upholstered fabrics. We will apply a rinse solution or topical spray that will stabilize color, pH neutralize your fabric, and leave your fabric feeling soft, smelling refreshed and looking great!

How to Care about Upholstery

All things begin to show their wear over time, but you can take steps to slow down the aging and improve the appearance of your upholstery.

How to Remove Spots on Upholstery

All upholstered furniture will become soiled through use. Most spills & soil on fabric protection treated upholstery will clean easily and quickly provided that the proper cleaning procedures are followed. A fabric protection application is not an absolute impenetrable barrier and improper cleaning methods can damage both the fabric and the treatment.

  1. Blot (don't rub) spills immediately with a clean absorbent cloth while spill is still fresh. Dried spills are more difficult to remove.
  2. Identify the cleaning code for your type of fabric. This is very important to determine the type of cleaner to use.
  3. Always read & follow the instructions on the cleaning agent.
  4. Use distilled water with the cleaning agent if water is called for (W & WS Codes only).
  5. Pretest any cleaner on any fabric in a hidden area. Check for color fastness and fabric compatibility.
  6. Keep a small spill small. Work lightly, blotting from center to the edges. "Feather" the edges by dampening edges irregularly and blotting quickly to avoid rings.
  7. Quickly dry a cleaned spot using a small fan or blow dryer on low.

Fabric Protector

After your fabric is cleaned, it will need to be protected. Fabric Protector keeps your fabric cleaner longer and helps avoid permanent staining. Don't leave your fabric unprotected!

The Tu's Group, Inc. uses carpet and upholstery protector. For natural fabrics and delicate weaves, we will apply fine fabric protector, a solvent-based protector specifically formulated for specialty fabrics. The protector will be sprayed evenly onto the fabric and brushed in. Your next cleaning will be more effective as the protector will "encapsulate" body oils and soils that accumulate on the fabric. When it is cleaned, more soil will be removed as a result of the treatment. It is not an absolute impenetrable barrier, but it is by far the best way to keep your upholstery in top condition.

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Certification

Your home deserves the best care it can get, and you can rest assured that it will with The Tu's Group, Inc. Our specialists are carefully trained and certified by the best organizations in the industry. The following are certifications obtained by The Tu's Group, Inc. Owner and President, Peter Tu.

Our Service Areas

The Tu's Group, Inc. provides services in the following areas: Northern Virginia, Loudoun County VA, Prince William County VA, Fairfax County VA, Arlington County VA, Sterling VA, Ashburn VA, Vienna VA, Great Falls VA, McLean VA, Reston VA, Herndon VA, Fairfax VA.