The term carpet was originated from an Italian term called “carpita,” which means to pluck. A carpet is made up of a thick fabric to cover the floor. It is a textile floor covering, made of a woven material or manmade fiber. Whereas upholstery or tapestry is a soft textile material or fiber, that covers the furniture. Upholstery is usually fixed to the furniture such as sofa, and armchair.

Types of carpets:

There are various types of carpets available such as:

– Woven

– Needle Felt

– Knotted

– Tufted

– Flat Weave

Types of upholstery:

Here are the types of upholstery:

– Leather

– Suede

– Chenille

– Damask

– Velvet

– Tapestry

Why do you need to clean carpet and upholstery?

To maintain quality of carpets and upholstery regular cleansing is required. Keeping your carpet and upholstery cleanser is important to maintain healthy environment at home. Regular cleanup ensures that allergens and pollutants are removed from the carpet and upholstery. The impurities include dust, dirt, pollen grains from outside, bacteria, pet hair and food and beverage spills. These impurities can be harmful for you and your family members, especially if you have kids at home.

How to find out if a carpet cleanser cleans both carpet and upholstery?

Before you hire any carpet cleansing professional, you need to check what are the other services they offer? Do they include upholstery cleansing as well? A professional cleanup firm not only guarantees deep cleaning but also offers safe and non-toxic cleaning. The comprehensive carpet cleansing solutions include regular carpet cleaning, stain removal, carpet repair and re-stretching and upholstery cleansing services. The professional carpet cleanup firm offers customized services to meet your specific cleaning requirements.

How professionals clean both carpet and upholstery?

Professional cleanser use various methods to clean carpets and upholstery.

The popular carpet cleaning methods are:

– Water extraction

– Steam cleaning

– Dry cleaning, using dry compounds, encapsulation, bonnet, and shampoo

– Vacuum

– Stain removing

The popular upholstery cleansing methods are:

– Natural fiber cleaning

– Fine fiber cleaning

– Leather cleaning

– Synthetic fiber cleaning

– Dry cleaning

– Pet odor removal

– Stain removal

– Low moisture cleaning

– Dry cleaning

Do all carpet cleaners clean upholstery?

In US, The Cleanse Trust governs professional carpet-cleaning industry. It is the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC). A professional IICRC certified company provides the standard cleansing solutions along with carpet cleaning. When you hire a carpet cleaning company find out that cleaner is IICRC certified. Certified cleaning company signs a code of ethics and agrees to have trained technicians.

The cleaner should be able to identify the fabric of your upholstery for proper cleaning. They should not charge higher. They should use the best cleaning methods to ensure deep cleaning of your carpet and upholstery. The company should ensure quick drying. Your furniture should get dried within three to four hours.