Common Upholstery Cleaning Questions Answered

Dec 1, 2022 | Upholstery Cleaning

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You may know it’s time to clean your upholstered furniture, but not be quite sure exactly how to go about it. If you’ve tried to clean your upholstery by yourself, you’ve probably seen that the results aren’t nearly as thorough or effective as you want.

Partnering with a leading upholstery cleaning company can ensure your furniture is properly cleaned and lasts for years to come. You can also feel better knowing how much healthier your home is thanks to the comprehensive process used by the experts at CJ’s Chem-Dry.

Looking to learn more about professional upholstery cleaning from CJ’s Chem-Dry? We’ve listed some of the questions we commonly receive below along with thorough answers from our experts in Anoka. Armed with this information, you can take the necessary steps to make certain your upholstered furniture is clean, healthy, and looks its best!


Your Upholstery Cleaning Questions Answered


How often should my upholstered furniture be cleaned?

The frequency with which upholstered furniture needs to be cleaned depends upon several factors. The first is the manufacturer’s recommendations. Usually, it’s best to get upholstered furniture cleaned by a professional every two to four years.

However, if you have kids and pets in your home, you may want your furniture cleaned more often. In addition, if any people within your household have allergies or asthma, professional cleaning upholstery may help alleviate some of their symptoms.

Is the process for upholstery cleaning similar to the process for carpet cleaning?

Our proprietary Hot Carbonating Extraction works great for carpet cleaning and is a great option for cleaning upholstery as well. Upholstery is even more delicate than carpet, so it needs to be handled with care.

As part of our process, we use a carbonated solution that gently releases dirt and dust from upholstery fibers. Then, we extract these contaminants with hot water to leave your furniture clean without using excess water or harsh scrubbing.

Why is it important to have my upholstery professionally cleaned?

Even in homes that are carpeted, upholstered furniture plays a major role in trapping dust, allergens, and other airborne particles. Our professional technicians can help your upholstered furniture filter harmful contaminants from the air. Regular cleanings ensure the upholstery isn’t overwhelmed with dust and debris., We’ll also leave your upholstery looking, feeling, and smelling great, something that simply can’t be said of conventional DIY methods.

Can stains be removed from my upholstery through professional cleaning?

Yes! Our upholstery cleaning services can remove some of the toughest stains, including stains resulting from pet accidents. We use innovative processes that gently remove the root causes of stains.

Plus, we can help protect your furniture from future spills and accidents with our Protectant Package, which boosts the stain resistance of upholstered fabrics and provides a protective barrier for their delicate fibers.

How long will it take for my furniture to dry following upholstery cleaning?

Because our Hot Carbonating Extraction process does not rely on excess water usage, your furniture will dry faster with our services than with conventional cleaning techniques. For most of our clients, their furniture dries within a matter of hours. However, for certain fabrics or particularly soiled pieces, drying may also need to take place overnight.

Do you have more questions about professional upholstery cleaning or want to schedule a visit with a Chem-Dry technician? Just call (763) 862-7862 to get started!

CJ’s Chem-Dry services all of Anoka & Hennepin County including Coon Rapids, Blaine, and Brooklyn Park

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