How our upholstery cleaning service works
Professional upholstery and mattress cleaning for all fabrics
Synthetic & Mixed
We strongly recommend the Hot Water Extraction method (also known as Steam Cleaning) for the majority of furniture types that can be submitted to wet upholstery cleaning. Those include sofas, armchairs, dining chairs and more. We also use this technique for mattress cleaning.
Delicate/Natural Fibre & Leather
There are of course exceptions that can't be wet-cleaned. However, we can offer a variety of other refreshing alternatives. Our professional leather cleaning service, for example, is fully capable of dry cleaning your leather and suede sofa to perfection. Once on site, your upholstery cleaner will determine the most suitable fabric cleaning method for your soft furnishings.
Deep mattress & sofa cleaning near you
Professional sofa and mattress cleaning in London with Hot Water Extraction
Rarely people realise that their sofa and mattresses need some form of maintenance. With time, they accumulate a considerable amount of dust and are surely crawling with those microscopic bugs called dust mites. For the purpose of refreshing your mattress/sofa, we can apply Hot Water Extraction which is quite effective as it deals very well with accumulated dirt and many types of household stains. However, please keep in mind that some stains actually cause damage to the fabric and can’t be removed completely. The downside is that mattresses take a bit longer to air-dry on their own but the technician can provide you with a free air mover so you won't need to worry about that.
NOTE: Clients who book our London professional upholstery cleaning also book dry or steam carpet cleaning and curtain cleaning. Consider ordering all 3 together for fantastic results! Your technician will be able to do it all in a single visit.
How does Hot Water Extraction work
Pretreatment of stains
The technician can determine the type of stain and apply the most suitable detergent. He brings a variety of detergents that are specialised for removal of certain stains – coffee, greasy food, blood, ink, crayon, vomit, you name it. However, keep in mind that there are some stains that permanently damage the fabric and can't be removed, for instance hair dye or water marks. It’s important not to attempt to clean a stain on your own as this can drive it even deeper into the fabric and make it impossible to clean.
Hot Water Extraction
We've set it as a standard for quality. It is the most effective upholstery cleaning method to date. Here is how it works:
- After the initial pre-treatment of the fabric a high-end professional machine is used to inject hot water deep between the fibre.
- This effectively dislodges the accumulated grime and dust.
- The nozzle has a suction attachment that almost simultaneously removes about 95% of the moisture from the textile (along with any dislodged dirt).
This way you are left with a perfectly cleaned and deodorised upholstery that will air dry on its own in a few hours.
Always using the most suitable upholstery dry cleaning method
The technician will carefully examine your delicate upholstery items to determine the best way to clean them. Here you can take a look at the methods we apply to freshen up even the most lavish of fabrics.
Dry solvent cleaning
The detergent used for this type of furniture cleaning does not contain and does not require the use of water at all. It is specifically designed to connect with dirt on a microscopic level, but it does not affect the fabric in any way, thus there is no chance of damaging it. Once properly applied, the detergent is then removed with a vacuum cleaner, which also effectively rids the treated upholstery of any residing dirt.
Dry foam cleaning
Low moisture detergent is applied on the fabric after the pretreatment. It is rubbed in with a rotating brush, which is absolutely safe for the fabric. In the end, the foam is vacuumed off and you are left with a well-refreshed upholstery.
Leather sofa cleaning
The leather furniture cleaning of sofas, ottomans and armchairs is done with professional detergents, which are carefully applied using cotton cloths and wiped away afterwards. We successfully clean couches made of aniline, protected and nubuck leather. However, if the leather has been stained with something, there is a good chance that the damage is permanent and the leather sofa cleaners may not be able to take it out.
NOTE: Each cleaning solution is carefully picked to match your furniture’s properties in order to rejuvenate its colour and avoid discoloration.
Frequently asked questions
Q: Do you use chemicals for the cleaning?
A: Yes, and the detergents used in the service are perfectly safe for your family and pets. But in case you are sensitive to certain chemicals, then please warn us in advance so that we can provide you with a suitable alternative.
Q: How can I get a discount on this service or at least some kind of deal?
A: You can join the Fantastic Club for access to all kinds of perks, such as flat percentage discounts on our entire range of services.
Q: How much does it cost to get upholstery cleaned?
A: Usually, the cost to clean an armchair ranges from £20 to £23, for a two-seater sofa from £31 to £36. Mattress cleaning can cost around £17-£19. The most common price forming factors are the type of furniture, fabric and cleaning method.
Q: How much does it cost to have a couch professionally cleaned?
A: The cost to get you couch professionally cleaned is based mainly on its size and the cleaning method. For a loveseat or a two-seater sofa, you can expect to pay between £31 and £36. For a couch with three seats, the price is usually between £36 and £42. If you want to add stain protection treatment this will increase the price.
Q: What areas do you cover?
A: We perform professional upholstery cleaning anywhere in London. Our coverage spreads across the whole M25 zone and the rest of South East England. Our services are also available in Guildford, Hemel Hempstead, Reading, Slough, St. Albans and Oxford. If you are not sure about your area, please contact us.
Q: How much time will it take for the upholstery/mattress to dry off?
A: Usually, it takes from 4 to 8 hours for most types of upholstery. However, mattresses take a little bit longer – between 12 to 24 hours. Of course, a lot depends on the room temperature and the air flow. Upon your request, your sofa cleaning specialist can place an air mover near the cleaned item to speed up the drying process.
Q: How can I know what method is suitable for my upholstered items?
A: It is okay if you are unaware of this, we will pick the most suitable way to clean them. However, here are some of the codes found on labels: S: solvents only, no water. Item can be dry cleaned; X: vacuum or brushing only. No water. Item cannot be deep cleaned; W: water is safe. Item can be steam cleaned; WS: mild detergent or dry foam cleaner. Dry treatment is suggested.
Q: What about parking fees?
A: The price you will be quoted for your service does not include parking and congestion charges so we kindly ask you to take care of them or, if possible, ensure there will be a free parking space near your property (within 20 meters) before the service takes place because the technician is bringing a lot of equipment.
Q: What if the upholstery is damaged during the cleaning procedure?
A: The chance of something like this happening is very slim. However, in case an accident occurs, keep in mind that this upholstered furniture cleaning service is 100% insured and you will be completely compensated.
Q: How does steam cleaning work on upholstery?
A: Steam cleaning, as the name suggests, uses water under pressure to create steam with which the fabric furniture is treated. The water under pressure is powerful enough to remove most of the dust and debris on the fabric yet gentle enough not to tear the textile. It is important to know whether your upholstered furniture can be steam cleaned. If unsure, you can call our customer service who will be happy to assist you.
Q: How can I make changes to my upholstery cleaning booking?
A: Do you have a Fantastic account? Simply set it up and go to the Dashboard where you can easily manage your bookings.
Q: What are your work hours?
A: Our services are available all week long, from 7 am to 6 pm, and even the weekends and bank holidays are fine. We're quite flexible, so evening appointments can be arranged as well, but keep in mind that some of the equipment is quite noisy and it can be a bit disturbing for your neighbours.
Always meeting your upholstered furniture cleaning needs
Our mattress and upholstery cleaning service coverage is continuously expanding. Refresh your soft furniture with Fantastic Services anytime if you reside in one of the following locations:
- Brighton & Hove
- High Wycombe
- St Albans