Upholstery Cleaning

Average Costs

Average Costs $60 - $250

There are many factors that can influence the average cost of upholstery cleaning services, some of these considerations are geographical location, type & size of furniture, and the type of cleaning you want done just to name a few.

Examples Of Upholstery Cleaning

  • Sofa Cleaning Price: $80 to $100
  • Large Size Sofa Cleaning Price: $100 to $120
  • Sectionals Cleaning Price: $40 to $60 for each seating section
  • Chaise Lounge Cleaning Price: $40-$60
  • Love Seat Cleaning Price: $60 to $80
  • Recliner Cleaning Price: $60 to $80
  • Chair Cleaning Price: $40 to $60
  • Office Chair Cleaning Price: $20 to $40
  • Footstool Cleaning Price: $20 to $40
  • Ottoman Cleaning Price: $20 to $40
  • Chair Cleaning Price: $10 to $20
  • Stool Seats Cleaning Price:  $10 to $20

Basic Information

Different Fabrics

Synthetic Material
If you’re dealing with synthetic types of fibers, these materials can easily be cleaned. However, you should still check the tags to see what type of furniture cleaning agents should be used because not all synthetic fibers can be cleaned the same way. Typically any type of water-based cleaning agents will work on these. 

Combination Materials
Usually, these types of fibers will contain a 50/50 blend of natural fibers to synthetic fibers. Generally, with these types of materials, it’s recommended that you get a professional to assist you in the cleaning process. These materials require a special type of treatment that professionals are trained in.

Natural Material
Natural fibers can generally be cleaned yourself unless a label says otherwise. When you clean these materials, it is ideal that you go for a water-based cleaner. However, you should note that using too much water can cause rings to show and shrinking to occur. So it’s recommended that you are very moderate when applying the water-based furniture cleaning agent.

Microfiber material a great to have. This is because it is fairly easy to maintain overall. It is fairly easy to clean because dirt generally remains very loose inside the furniture. This makes cleaning them generally as easy as vacuuming alone. 

What Type Of Cleaning Agents Used

One thing that you should note is the types of cleaners which are made for different types of fabrics. So, you should check your furniture to see what type of furniture cleaning agent it requires. Generally, you should find a letter code under your cushion.

Letter Codes

W : Water-based cleaning agents or foam can be used. 

S : Solvent-based cleaning agents should be used. These are mild, water-free cleaning solvents. Water should not be used on these types of materials at all. It will leave water stains.

SW : Solvent and water-based cleaning agents such as foam or mild water-free cleaning solvents can be used. 

X : Professional Cleaning: It should only be cleaned by vacuuming or light brushing to remove dirt. Water-based or Solvent-based cleaning agents should not be used on this type of material. However, in this circumstance, it is recommended that you find a professional furniture cleaning service.

Questions To Ask An Upholstery Cleaning Company

License to do business? 
Ask to see all business licenses?
Who will be performing cleaning?

This is the single biggest make-or-break factor to hiring the company presenting their service to you. Some cleaning companies sub-contract their work. Regardless of who you decide to hire make sure you know who is coming out to do the actual work. 
Proper Insurance?
If the upholstery cleaning company cannot show general liability Insurance…KEEP LOOKING!!! This may not seem risky, but it can be! Accidents do happen every day. Do you honestly believe that a company who doesn’t have or cannot show proper insurance will come back to pay for any damage?

Customer Service?
Was the cleaning service phone answered by a courteous, knowledgeable person? If you had to leave a message, was your call returned in a timely manner? Did the technician show up as scheduled? Did your service technician show up in uniform.
Do they look professional?
First impressions speak for themselves. Do their business forms have the company name, contact information? Is the technician looking and acting like a professional? If any of these things are in question… DO NOT LET THEM ON YOUR PROPERTY, and call someone else!
Beware of The “Cheap” Deal!
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Most professional cleaning companies now they market value their services. Furniture and Fabric cleaning companies that are a lot cheaper are probably cutting corners somewhere.

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