Misconception 3: “Dry cleaning is the best method to use, since my label under the cushions specifically recommends this method as opposed to wet cleaning”.
I won’t disagree with the manufacturers cleaning recommends, since it does provide guidance to assist consumers in determining colorfastness to spotting or cleaning agents.
However, I will say, many times it’s there to provide liability protection for them because they do not know the skill level or qualifications of the consumer or I’ll add, the cleaning technician. The guidance they provide by recommending “dry clean only” is very safe because no one can ruin the fabric or dyes with dry cleaning solvents or techniques.
However, in addition, let me emphasize, someone who uses dry cleaning techniques will not be able to effectively clean your soiled upholstery. Dry cleaning is not much more that a dusting of your fabric. The fact is dry cleaning solvents will not dissolve water based soiling, and by far the majority of your soiling is water-soluble. For example, let me illustrate, would you think of washing your oily hair with dry cleaning solvents? No, you use hot water and a good shampoo. The same is true for your upholstery. Low moisture, proper cleaning chemistry and safe cleaning techniques are vital to ensure good results. Anyone who uses dry cleaning solvents to clean soiled upholstery is wasting your money and simply does not understand how to properly clean fabrics.
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