9 Terms You must have to Know Upholstery Cleaning Glossary


There are Glossary terms used in Upholstery Cleaning Industry. Here are some of the upholstery cleaning glossary terms you’re likely to encounter or hear from the professional upholstery cleaning service.

Cleaning Codes: Textile manufacturers create a standard code to define the specific cleaning method for each type of fabric used on upholstered furniture.

W means you have to use a water-based cleaning agent

S means the cleaning agent must be solvent-based

SW means the cleaning agents can be both solvent and water-based

X means that the upholstery needs to be cleaned by a professional

F means Dry cleaning using a fluorocarbon agent or petroleum solvent.

P means dry clean using an approved solvent.

WS means Clean liquid-based stains with water-based cleaning solutions. Clean oil-based stains with solvent cleaners.

X – Avoid all types of cleaning agents. Use a vacuum or a brush to remove dirt or dust particles.

Dry Cleaning: When it comes to dry cleaning means the Code “S” that must be dry solvent cleaner. Dry solvent cleaning method used for delicate or non-colourfast fabrics that can be damaged when using water or moisture-based cleaning methods. The term dry cleaning refers to non-water, hydrocarbon-based compounds.

Fabric Protector: A fabric protector designed to coat a fabric which resists stains, soiling, and spills on upholstery. Most protectors make it easy for a professional upholstery cleaner to remove soil, dirt, spills, stain and protect against UV fading.

Post Groom: The upholstery will then be prepared for drying with a gentle combing of the fabric.

Post Stain Removal: Any stains still remaining will get extra treatment with our special stain solutions.

Pre-Treat: Depending on your fabric, a special solution designed for your fabric type and the soiling condition will be applied to emulsify the soil.

Solvent: Solvent comes in liquid, or gaseous form which dissolves dirt, stains and grime, so they can be extracted with blotting sheets/paper or upholstery cleaning equipment.

Slipcovers: Slipcovers are designed to cover back, arms and sides. Multiple slipcovers fit into an individual cushion of upholstery. It was removable protecting covers for upholstered furniture.

Vacuum: All upholstered furniture including cushion should be vacuumed thoroughly before cleaning. This step will remove dry soils and any loose particles from cracks and crevices.

These are the glossary for upholstery cleaning. Contact Toms Upholstery Cleaning Melbourne if you don’t want to mess with glossary terms and want to clean your upholstery.

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