Fine Fabric & Upholstery Cleaning

There different types of fibers used in the making of furniture.

The most common are synthetic such as nylon, acrylic, and polyester. These fibers are more stain repellent than natural fibers which are cotton, Haitian cotton, jute and wool to just name a few. Great care needs to be taken when cleaning theses natural fibers and should be done by hand with correct cleaning technique and the proper cleaning solutions. Care should be taken to avoid over wetting. The upholstery cleaning service provider should not only understand the characteristics of these delicate fibers, he should also understand style of construction as well as being sure to clean in the direction of the warp yarn. As with natural or synthetic fiber, understanding style is very important as cleaning technique may differ between these different styles of construction. 
As with natural or synthetic fibers there is also what is called combination materials, there can be a blend of generally two different fibers of either three synthetic or a combination of synthetic and natural. For professional upholstery cleaning it is very important to know what combination of fibers are used, the upholstery cleaner should understand the characteristics of these fibers and the product used should be in accord to the more sensitive fiber. For instance, a couch consisting of a combination of polyester and cotton, the products and techniques used shall be in accord with the cotton fiber (the more sensitive of the two).
Higens Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning is master tech. certified by the IICRC. Cert. # 67739 and is a certified upholstery and fine fabric cleaner. If you have any questions about the care of your upholstery please call at any time.