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STEP 1: Inspection / Survey 

  • Type: Of Fabric

  • Soiling: Stains / Possible hidden stains

  • Shrinkage: Watermarks / Swealing

  • Loose: Wood stain / Braids / Fringes / Ruches

  • Wear: Fading

Qualify to customer on possible cleaning result.

STEP 2: Test For

  • Fibre type

  • Dye stability 

  • Shrinkage

  • Distortion on velvet* to ensure that the fabric can be safely wet cleaned 

* Velvet fabrics should be tested for WET CLEANING and possible DISTORTION.  Some Velvets are DRY CLEANABLE ONLY

STEP 3: Vacuum

  • Deep power vacuum to extract dry soil/dust/grit etc. from surface and all edges, corners, folds and crevices.

STEP 4: Cleaning Method Subject to qualified limitations

Using one or more of the following Prochem methods:

  • Pre-treatment

  • Low moisture cleaning

  • Hot water extraction

  • Dry solvent cleaning

STEP 5: Treat Spots & Stains

  • Treat spots and stains using the correct stain remover to lessen the risk of spreading during the cleaning, e.g. ball-point pen ink marks.

STEP 6: Restore Finish To Fabric

  • Restore the finish to the fabric by rinse neutralising and/or brushing and grooming the fabric. Do not replace cushions until they are dry.

STEP 7: Ventilation

  • Heavily soiled fabrics will take longer to dry than normal. 

  • A mechanical air mover maybe of benefit to hasten drying.

STEP 8: Final Check

  • Check all body contact areas for soiling.

  • Where necessary, wipe over all hard trims.

  • DO NOT REPLACE CUSHIONS, which must be left loose to dry completely.

  • Replace furniture to its original position.

  • Replace cushions only when dry.

Our 8 Step Upholstery Cleaning Specification

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