Your office environment is essential to your business success. If the office is a clean and healthy work environment, your employees will be healthier, happier and more productive. In addition, you’ll make a better impression on your clients and customers. Dirty and stained furniture is impossible to miss. There seems to be something about the human eye that is drawn to that coffee stain. Professional commercial furniture and upholstery cleaning services from A+ Carpet Cleaning will remove the dirt and stains like they were never there.
Facts About Your Upholstery
The worst of the dirt on your upholstery isn't in the surface stains. It's in the stuffing. Liquids that get spilled on upholstery soak in, giving bacteria a chance to grow there.
Because upholstered furniture is designed to be 'fluffy', it traps air in the cushions. Every time you sit down, millions of germs and dust mites are blown into the air as the stuffing compresses.
Cleaning upholstery is a lot more complicated than most people realize. There is a wide variety of fabrics used, and they can all interact differently with different kinds of dirt and stains. If the correct cleaning process isn't used, it can actually make the situation worse, or even irreparably damage the upholstery.
Your workplace furnishings are a depreciating asset. Replacing them is expensive and they don't directly put any money your pocket. Extending the life of your upholstered furniture is just smart business sense.
The average lifespan of a sofa is about 8 years. If there are 10 visitors to your office each day, and each of them sat on the sofa only once, that would be almost 30,000 times the cushions have to compress and decompress.
Common Stains that We Can Remove
- food and beverage spills
- gum, grease and tar
- blood, and more . . .
Advantages of professional Upholstery Cleaning
Hot Steam Deep Extraction technology removes 99.9% of dirt, dust, allergens and bacteria. At A+, we guarantee that our professional commercial upholstery cleaning service will once again make your workplace look bright, feel fresh and restore a healthy atmosphere.
You take pride in your business. Your office and your furniture should reflect that. Commercial upholstery cleaning from A+ will brighten and freshen your office furnishings, remove visible stains, and restore a professional environment.
Whether your upholstery is stained by coffee, beverages, food, gum or other stubborn and hard to remove stains, call us to effectively remove them once and for all. While we can't guarantee the removal of all stains, we can remove most of them.
Allergens are any substance, often a protein, that induces an allergic reaction. The biomatter trapped in your upholstery is made up mostly of proteins. Sitting on the furniture raises invisible clouds of these microscopic particles into the air where you, your employees and guests breathe them in. Some people are especially sensitive to these particles and can suffer respiratory issues and colds that last longer and have more severe symptoms as a result.
Much of the dirt that is in your upholstery acts like an abrasive, wearing down the fibers each time you sit. Removing this dirt will extend the life of your furniture.
Stains on your furniture, and especially those from spills that soaked into the stuffing, provide a fertile breeding ground for bacteria and dust mites. These, in turn, produce bad odors. A deep steam cleaning will not only remove a lot of this soaked-in dirt but kill the bacteria and mites as well.
From reception couches and armchairs, to office and conference room chairs, if it has a fabric cover, we can steam clean it.
Our Commercial Upholstery Cleaning Process
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We conduct a thorough visual inspection of each piece of furniture to be cleaned.
We’ll check for excessive wear, damaged areas, discolorations, and permanent stains. This inspection ensures we pick the right solutions for the job. Different types of stains require different solutions. A solution that will remove one type of stain could actually make another worse!
You have your carpets vacuumed regularly, but does your cleaning service vacuum your upholstery?
If they don’t (or you’re not sure) we highly recommend a thorough vacuuming before cleaning. The more loose dirt we can extract before steam cleaning, the better the final result.
Most stains can be completely removed, while others can be dramatically diminished.
Unfortunately, some types of stains can’t be removed. We’ll do our best and even advise you in advance if it’s a stain we know we can’t get out. Paint and dye are good examples, as they permanently change the color of the fibers.
Application of environmentally-friendly but powerful upholstery shampoo.
We use environmentally friendly cleaning solutions that are completely safe for your employees and customers. The solution needs to be allowed to soak before brushing. The type of fabric and the solution used will determine the ‘dwell time’.
Brushing upholstery fibers is required in some cases to completely remove stains.
Some stains will benefit from manual brushing, or brushing with a low-speed rotary tool with a brush attachment. This causes the solution to penetrate deeper into the fibers, and the agitation helps to break up dirt particles. We use soft brushes guaranteed not to damage the fabric.
Smelly furniture? Some odors can become trapped in the fabric.
All deodorizing chemicals are environmentally friendly and safe for you and your employees. We especially recommend this service for any furniture that guests to your business may be using. We become ‘nose blind’ to odors that we smell all the time. While you may not be able to smell the odor in your reception couch, you can be pretty sure your customers and clients can.
Hot steam extraction is where the magic really happens, lifting out ground-in dirt.
We use the highest quality commercial upholstery cleaning machines in order to extract as much dirt as possible from the fabrics, without damaging them. Steam temperatures as high as 200° applied with 200 to 500 psi will not only clean but sterilize your upholstery. Solution is then extracted with two powerful triple-stage vacuum motors.
Long-lasting protection from future stains
For the longest-lasting result, and to extend the life of your furniture we recommend ScotchGuard™ fabric protector. ScotchGuard™ seals your upholstery fibers so they repel dirt and stains.
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Your Office Has a Human Infestation
Despite the best cleanliness habits of your employees, there’s still a problem. There are humans working in your office. Humans shed hair and skin cells. We sweat and deposit biomatter on the things we touch...
We sneeze and spray more biomatter into the air where it settles on the furniture and carpets. No matter how diligent we are about our hygiene and habits, the fact remains that humans are, well, dirty.
Is Your Office Sick?
If you’ve read our section on commercial carpet cleaning, you know all about the fact that we humans shed skin cells all the time. Then there’s all the other biomatter that we deposit every day. Micro-animals, such as dust mites, love us for this. We supply their food. But of course, where these little unwelcome employees have food, they also breed...
The dust mites in turn produce their own bio-waste (yes, it’s exactly what you’re thinking). That bio-waste then sits in your office furniture and carpets. We get it on ourselves whenever we touch any porous surface such as upholstery, and it gets sprayed into the air too.
The chairs and couches in your office are designed to be ‘fluffy’. This is partly achieved by having the cushions trap air. When we sit on the cushion, the air gets expelled and all that bio-matter, both human and from micro-animals, gets blown into the air that we breathe.
Doesn’t the Air Filtration System Remove It?
While many larger workplaces have air filtration systems, there’s a limit to what they can remove. Smaller offices, stores and restaurants often don’t have such luxuries, so once the dirt enters the building, it’s not leaving again without a professional cleaning...
And even with the best air filtration systems, you and your employees still get a really good dose of all that microscopic dirt when you sit down. And a lot of it just settles right back in again, waiting for the next time someone sits there.
An Investment – Really
Having your office furniture cleaned regularly will extend the life of the upholstery. The dirt that gets in between the fibers acts as an abrasive. In fact, some of that dirt under a microscope actually has sharp edges! When you or your employees sit on the furniture, it causes movement of the fibers. The trapped dirt rubs against them and actually breaks the fibers down faster as a result. Depending upon where your office is located and the kind of dirt that gets into your office, the difference in how fast your furniture ages can be dramatic...
Sandy environments are the worst, as sand is a silicate – the same stuff they use to make sandpaper. We don’t exactly live in a desert here in the Greater Toronto area, but sand gets used in construction all the time. This means if you’re in a downtown or commercial area, there’s probably a lot more sand in your office dirt than you think.
We recommend that your office furniture should receive a professional upholstery cleaning once for every two times you have your carpets cleaned.