8 step Upholstery Cleaning

Professional upholstery cleaning can extend the life of your home or office furniture

Upholstery Cleaning Melbourne - Cleaning a Haitian cotton chaise with a low moisture upholstery steam cleaning tool

Why do you need professional upholstery cleaning

While pets, children and daily wear and tear do a number on our upholstery. It’s also not unusual for people to spend more time on their upholstered furnishings than on their carpet. Furthermore, most people neglect to schedule upholstery cleaning on a regular basis.

As a result, furniture and mattresses become home to a number of unwanted guests like germs, debris, dust mites and odour. Regular cleaning ensures your furniture looks its best, and also creates a healthier indoor environment.

Benefits of having Grime Fighters clean your upholstery

Furniture comes in a wide variety of materials and constructions. Therefore, there isn’t one cleaning process that is suitable for all fibers. The dimensional stability and colour fastness should be taken into account when cleaning fabrics. After the initial inspection, Grime Fighters technicians will recommend the right cleaning process for your fabric.

In short, upholstery is something you only want to entrust to a trained professional.

Grime Fighters experienced cleaning technicians will know exactly how to clean your specialty fabric. First, we’ll inspect the fiber to determine the fiber type. Once we know the fiber content, we will be able to safely clean your upholstered furniture.

Hence, Grime Fighters Upholstery Cleaning Melbourne technicians are certified, Master Textile Cleaners through the IICRC. As a result, we’re qualified to clean any type of upholstery, even the most delicate fabrics.

Upholstery Cleaning Melbourne - Steam cleaning a brown sectional couch

8 step upholstery cleaning process


First, we identify the type of material and pay special attention to any areas of concern like stains, pre-existing damage, dye bleed, etc. As a result, we can choose the best method and solution to use.

Area Preparation

We prepare the cleaning area with drop sheets, corner guards, furniture glides and so on. This also protects your property and surrounding furnishings.


Hence, thorough vacuuming before cleaning should be performed on all textiles. This step will remove dry soils and also any debris found in the cracks and crevices.


A tailored solution specifically designed for your soiling and fabric type will be applied to break down soils. As a result, the soils are primed for removal.


Furthermore, by treating difficult spots with unique solutions we increase the chance of removing them.

Rinse and Extract

We use a special low moisture tool with a fibre rinse to flush and extract the pre-spray solution and suspended soils.


Some upholstery may also require gentle grooming to reset the pile and assist drying.

Post-Cleaning Inspection

Finally, our technician will review the cleaning results with you to ensure we have met or exceeded your expectations.

Upholstery Cleaning Melbourne - Steam Cleaning showing clean strokes on a dining chair

Why get fabric protection for your upholstery?

Certainly, Grime Fighters recommend applying Fabric Protector to your freshly cleaned upholstery to add protection against sun fading and accidental stains.

As a result, we offer a permanent protector suitable for all fabric types, including natural fibres and leather. We also have the best Topical Fabric Protectors available, (Scotch Guard, Dupont, Rhino Shield, etc.).

Furthermore, topical fabric protectors need to be reapplied at least once a year or with cleaning. So call us to discuss which fabric protector will work best for you.

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