Pet Accidents – What To Do
When They Happen?
We all love our pets! They are part of the family. They bring comfort
and joy into our lives. Yet, there are times when that love or joy can
go right out the window when we discover, much to our dismay, that
ominous deposit they left us, right in the middle of our living room
carpet. Whether it is urine, vomit, or feces, no pet owner ever enjoys
this aspect of having a pet(s). So what can you do about it when it
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your floor coverings, your upholstery needs attention as well.
Periodic vacuuming goes a long way in keeping up the appearance
of your furniture, but after a while, it will need more than
just a vacuuming. Human and pet body oils, skin particles, dust,
dust mites, pet hair and other allergens can get embedded into
the fabric that will require a professional cleaning to remove
these pollutants. The longer you wait, the more damage that can
be done to the fabric. Regularly cleaning your upholstery can
actually extend the life of your furniture. This is where we
come in. Our upholstery cleaning process restores the beauty
back into the fabric of your favorite sofa, recliner or chair.
Our process begins by:
Pre-inspecting the piece to determine what it is made out
of. Upholstery manufacturers use a large variety of
materials and fabrics, so we need to check for things like
whether the material is synthetic or natural, its
colorfastness, how soiled it is, are there worn areas or
tears we need to be concerned about, and how stable the
fabric is. All of these factors will determine how to best
clean the piece. If the material can be wet cleaned, we
proceed to the next step.
pre-vacuum all surfaces, especially the cracks and crevices
to remove as much dry soiling as possible.
- Then, we
pre-spray the fabric with a safe hypo-allergenic cleaning
solution and gently agitate the material to loosen and
suspend the soil from the fibers.
- Using a
specially designed upholstery tool, we then rinse and
extract away the suspended soils, paying special attention
to areas that are usually more soiled than others like the
head and armrests and the sitting area. We make extra dry
passes to remove as much moisture as possible.
- At this
point, we recommend applying a fabric protectant to help
protect the material from future soiling and stains.
we groom the fabric and set up air movers to dry the piece
as quickly as possible. Drying time can vary depending on
the material, but it’s usually dry in 2-3hrs.