It is easy to forget about taking care of your sofa’s and chairs when you’re sitting on them, but as soon as they start looking dull and lifeless, you know it’s time to act.
Simply spraying generic cleaners or flowery-smelling aerosols on your furniture won’t solve the problem, and could actually make the situation worse. Instead, trust your upholstered furniture to a professional cleaning service, At Applegreen, we can remove the smells for good. (90% of stains can also be removed)
Trying to clean furniture yourself can often be a frustrating and daunting task, especially if you have a large furniture set with several set-in stains. While over-the-counter remedies might look appealing, they can often make your problems worse by ruining your upholstery with a one stop job method.
However, Applegreen are aware that no two pieces of furniture are the same, so they should never be treated exactly the same way. We know the best methods and treatments for each type of material used in furniture upholstery and can use our knowledge to clean your items. Looking to our expertise for cleaning services we will give you the peace of mind that your furniture is protected.
Beyond the stains on the surface of your upholstered furniture, there could be lingering and hidden dust, dirt, and other particles lodged deep within the fibers. These problems generally go overlooked for months and even years at a time, but they could be the cause of you or a family member’s allergies or health related problems. A professional upholstery cleaner such as ourselves will clean deep into your furniture, removing these particles with state-of-the-art equipment.
Don’t let just anyone clean your sensitive fabrics! Applegreen cleaners are experienced in cleaning the finest of upholstered fabrics.
Mattresses are the perfect environment for Dust Mites (bed bugs). Dust Mites are tiny creatures that are members of the Arachnid (spider) family. They thrive in temperatures of more than 20°C (70°F) with a relative humidity of 60-80%. These are the conditions found almost exclusively within the mattresses you and your family sleep on every night.
Bacteria infested flakes of dry skin from you and your pets offer Dust Mites a rich source of food. Their reproductive rate is very high. Natural enemies, such as predatory mites, are extinct. Up to 2,500 Dust Mites have been counted in one gram of dust. That means there are up to two million Dust Mites in one double size mattress! Each Dust Mite excretes approximately 20 pellets of excrement a day which contain allergens in the form of protease enzymes. These can attack the protective lining of the nose, throat and lungs. Moving around in bed makes the allergens airborne and easy to inhale. This stimulates the body’s immune system, triggering the symptoms of asthma and rhinitis.
It is estimated that a female dust mite can lay around 100 eggs in five weeks. If the life span of a mite is 100 weeks, it may produce around 2000 eggs or more. So, cleaning the mattress is highly important. Regular cleaning is essential to get complete relaxation & peace of mind while you sleep.
Those who benefit from our mattress cleaning service include people with breathing related health conditions such as asthma, sinusitis, early morning coughing and wheezing.
We clean mattresses using a hot water extraction system. This system deep cleans the mattress as well as killing any bugs and mites. The high powered extraction means that your mattress will be only slightly damp once cleaned however we do recommend an early appointment as some mattresses can take up to eight hours to dry.
Below is the 12 step process that we undertake in cleaning your upholstery..
Step 1: Pre-Inspection
Our technician will perform special tests to determine the content of your fabric. The content will determine what type of cleaning solutions and techniques will be used. In addition, we will point out any potential permanent stains or areas of concern. We will give you an evaluation of expected results.
Step 2: Area Preparation
We will prepare the area where the upholstery will be cleaned to protect your surrounding furnishings.
Step 3: Pre-Vacuum
All textiles should be vacuumed thoroughly before cleaning. This step will remove dry soil and any loose particles from cracks and crevices. (no s after soil)
Step 4: 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.
Step 5: Pre-spot …. if required (stain removal) *
Any potentially difficult spots will be pre-treated with special solutions to increase chances of removal.
Step 6: Pre-Groom
The fabric will then be gently groomed using soft upholstery brushes to further loosen the soil.
Step 7: Soil Extraction and Rinse
The soil is then extracted from the fabric with a gentle, controlled rinse.
Step 8: Neutralise
The fabric is then pH balanced to maintain its soft, fresh feel.
Step 9: Post Spot …. * if required (stain removal)
Any remaining spots will be treated with special stain removal products.
Step 10: Post Groom
The upholstery will then be prepared for drying with a gentle combing of the fabric.
Step 11: Speed Dry
High velocity air movers will be placed on the upholstery to speed dry the fabric.
Step 12: Post Cleaning Inspection
Our technician will review the cleaning results with you to insure that your expectations have been met or exceeded.
* Extra costs may apply, depending on the severity of the stain