Different Methods Used to Clean Fabric Sofas

When it comes to the cleaning of fabric sofas, industry experts utilise a plethora of methods to get the job done. Maintenance is a key aspect to prolonging the life of all wear and tear items, and this includes your fabric sofas as well. Today’s read will introduce to you the various ways fabric sofas are cleaned by specialists in the trade.

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Hot Water Extraction

Hot Water Extraction incorporates the use of an industry-grade equipment designed to inject hot water under high pressure, into the stained fabric of your sofa. Essentially, when warm water is accompanied by the potent force of a stream powered by the equipment, dirt particles are dislodged and your fabric sofa is deeply cleansed, thus restoring it back to a pristine condition.

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Additionally, a chemical that softens and degreases stains is also used during Hot Water Extraction. Once your fabric sofa is thoroughly cleaned, the equipment is used again to extract the moisture produced during the process, bringing dirt and grime along with it.

Steam Cleaning

Steam Cleaning is another method employed by industry experts. Steam Cleaning is similar to Hot Water Extraction, but it’s important to not get the two mixed up. Although a small amount of steam is released during Hot Water Extraction, it’s purely a by-product and serves no purpose.

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During Steam Cleaning, however, an equipment that resembles a vacuum is used to apply vaporised water to your fabric sofa. This steam cleaner operates under extreme temperatures of around 100°C, and works by loosening dirt from your fabric sofa via sheer heat. Once dirt is sufficiently loosened, the dry steam emitted from the steam cleaner abolishes the dirt, which is then collected by a steam towel attached to the steam cleaner. 

Laundry Dry Cleaning

Laundry Dry Cleaning is a method used to clean the fabric of your sofa. A liquid solvent is used to clean your clothes, rather than the conventional water and detergent. The main difference between dry and wet cleaning is that in dry cleaning, the solvent used contains little to no water.

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In Laundry Dry Cleaning, industry-grade dry cleaning machines are used. Contrary to popular belief, the fabric of your sofa does actually get wet during this process, but thanks to the liquid solvent used, moisture evaporates drastically quicker. Laundry Dry Cleaning deep cleanses your fabric sofa, while keeping it dry and cleaner than conventional laundering methods.

Low Moisture Shampoo Sofa Cleaning

Here at De Hygienique, our proprietary Low Moisture Shampoo is used when it comes to cleaning your fabric sofa thoroughly and effectively. Unlike conventional cleaning methods that incorporate wet shampoo, our specially formulated chemical-safe Low Moisture Shampoo encapsulates dirt into fine crystals, which are then removed in the cleaning process.

Low Moisture Shampoo Sofa CleaningAfter your sofa is thoroughly cleaned, it is sanitised with our patented chemical-safe disinfectant to eliminate any traces of dust mites and other microorganisms, all while adding layers of germicidal properties to your fabric sofa.

Which Sofa Cleaning Method to Engage?

It’s advisable to determine the safest cleaning method for your fabric sofa, before you actually start cleaning it. Without taking precautions, cleaning your fabric sofa can do more harm than good. We recommend heading down to the furniture shop you bought your sofa from, and consult them on the best course of action for cleaning your particular sofa. 

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