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Friday's Ask the Experts: Upholstery cleaning methods

June 3, 2011
Friday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: What method of cleaning is recommended to clean sofas, chairs and loveseats? What is the going price to charge for these services?
The answer:
Probably the two most popular methods for commercial upholstery cleaning are hot water extraction and shampoo.
Heavily soiled upholstery may require a pre-conditioning pre-scrub prior to extraction plus an absorbent towel/acidic treatment to help it dry after cleaning.
A soil retardant shampoo is effective on mild to light soil. Make sure you have proper training before tackling ... — Gary Clipperton, president of National Pro Clean Corp.
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