Upholstery Cleaning

Upholstery Cleaning

When was the last time you had your home’s upholstery cleaned? Chances are, it’s been more than a year and much too long. Upholstered furniture like couches, love seats, armchairs and ottomans, harbor dirt, germs and grime – absorbing stains and even body oils. It’s important to have your upholstery cleaned regularly.


Need residential upholstery cleaning services now? Call 855-724-6269 or request an appointment online to get started.

We recently had major water damage due to a washing machine overflow. Rainbow came out to the house on a Sunday night over a three day weekend and proceeded to take the action necessary to prevent further damage working late into the night. They also completed the entire dry out which took several days and a lot of hard work. Always arrived on time and did what they promised and kept me informed of each step. It was a pleasure to deal with the entire team. I would not hesitate to recommend them for any work of this nature including mold repair and restoration work.
- Frank D.

Professional Upholstery Cleaning: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

Professional upholstery cleaning is designed to clean the upholstered surfaces in your home. At Rainbow International, our service professionals tailor each service to the type of furniture and upholstery for optimal results.

Upholstered surfaces like furniture are integral to the comfort of your home – but upholstered surfaces are porous. They absorb and hold onto smells and stains. The longer the odors and stains sit, the more difficult it is to remove them. Professional upholstery cleaning is the only way to truly remediate the damage.

Even furniture in the cleanest homes will show wear and tear from average use. This damage is compounded by the presence of pets and children.

Furniture Cleaning: What Do We Clean?

Our services are designed for (but not limited to):

  • Couches & sofas
  • Ottomans
  • Armchairs
  • Upholstered headboards
  • Dining room chairs
  • Barstools
  • Upholstered chairs
  • Drapery
  • Car upholstery
  • Travel Trailer/RV upholstery
  • Boat upholstery

How Often Should I Have My Upholstery Cleaned?

For typical households, we recommend professional upholstery cleaning every 18 to 24 months. Rental homes, multiple-pet households and homes with immune-compromised individuals should engage in upholstery cleaning more frequently.

Professional Upholstery Cleaning After a Disaster

While upholstery should be cleaned professionally at least every two years, after a disaster, professional upholstery cleaning is an urgent necessity for waterlogged or smoke-damaged upholstery. Because time is of the essence, hire professional remediation services as soon as possible after a damaging event.

Rainbow International’s Professional Upholstery Cleaning Process

Rainbow International service experts employ the most advanced upholstery cleaning tools, technologies and products. All our IICRC-certified services are conducted in accordance with the furniture manufacturer’s instructions.

Our four-step process will leave your furniture as clean as the day it was purchased.

  1. We identify cleaning codes.
    Your local Rainbow International service expert will begin by identifying the item’s cleaning code. Usually found on the furniture or drapery tag, the code indicates how an item should be cleaned. (The wrong cleaning process may permanently damage the item.)

    Codes include:
    • "W" - This fabric is compatible with water and will tolerate a water-based upholstery cleaner.
    • "S" - Water should not be used to clean this fabric. It must be dry-cleaned with cleaning solvents.
    • "S/W" - This code means a combination of dry-cleaning solvents and water can be used. Spot cleaning can be done with upholstery shampoo or foam from a mild detergent, provided the fabric is not saturated.
    • "X" - This code is rare and indicates the furniture should never be cleaned with water or solvents; professional vacuuming is necessary.

    Learn more about furniture cleaning codes.
  2. We inspect and prep the furniture.
    Before “cleaning” the upholstery, your local service expert will brush, wipe or dust the furniture with a stiff brush or a dry white cloth to remove loose dirt or debris. The furniture is then inspected for stubborn stains and odors.
  3. We clean the upholstery.
    Following code-specific best practices, your IICRC-certified Rainbow International cleaning expert will use an appropriate solution or process to carefully clean your furniture.
  4. We polish and re-inspect.
    Then we clean and polish any wood or metal elements of the furniture and re-inspect for thoroughness and professional results.

Find Upholstery and Furniture Cleaning Near Me

Rainbow International upholstery cleaning services are available to homeowners throughout the United States and Canada. Find the Rainbow International nearest you to learn more about local services.

Choose Rainbow International Professional Upholstery Restoration Services

Rainbow International is the leader in high-quality restoration, remediation and deep cleaning services. From family heirlooms to everyday sofas, our service experts are ready to keep your furniture clean and safe for years to come.

The damage to your furniture compounds over time. Don’t wait, choose Rainbow International. Call 855-724-6269 or request an appointment online to get started.