The Togo design from Ligne Roset is a timeless classic, and one that we encounter from time to time. These two sofas were in a generally good condition, apart from greasy marks on one sofa from the family dog.
1. The initial part of our fabric cleaning process is the initial pre-test. The visual inspection had confirmed significant oily build-ups on one of the sofas. To successfully remove this, we would need to use one of several solutions.
The pre-test allows us to ensure that no damage is caused to the fabric. We apply a small amount to an inconspicuous area and observe the results. We are checking to see if there is any change in either the texture of colour of the fabric. In most cases, one of the benefits of using eco-solutions is that they don’t rely on high alkalinity or an aggressive action to achieve results.
2. The next stage is particularly important on this specific design of upholstery. As you can see, the sofa is textured with long lines of folds, all of which can hold on to a huge amount of dry soil. On the two sofas, the vacuuming alone took nearly half an hour.
3. After the vacuuming, we apply the pre-sprays & agitate them into the fabric to help break down soils. Whilst these dwell in the fabric, we set up the rinse extraction machine.
4. Rinse extraction (sometimes called “steam cleaning”) is the final stage of the professional upholstery cleaning process where we recover the remaining soils held within the cleaning solution.
A gentle rinse agent helps us to ensure as much as possible can be recovered from the fabric, leaving it outstandingly clean.