Upholstery Cleaning FAQ’s

Why Should I Have My Upholstered Furniture Professionally Cleaned?

Dirty upholstery can make a whole room look untidy.  It tends to be easily noticeable as it is often the first part of the room people make contact with. In our view cleaning your own upholstery can be too risky. We have been called in plenty of times after sofas and couches were permanently damaged due to poor cleaning methods.

You need to be sure that the so-called professional upholstery cleaner knows what he or she is doing. If cleaned badly, you may be left with water marks on your furniture. These are virtually impossible to remove once they have dried in.

1. How Often Should My Furniture Be Cleaned?

Furniture Cleaning depends primarily on use. In a busy home where there are young children, teenagers, or pets it may need cleaning every 12 months. For a retired couple every 2 or 3 years may suffice.

 2. How Long Will It Take My Furniture To Dry?

That will depend on what kind of upholstery fabric you have. We use different  upholstery cleaning methods for different fabrics. The cleaning method along with optional protector application determines the drying time. So depending on which method is used, typical drying time can range from 4 to 12 hours. Ventilation will be necessary for speedy drying times.

 3. How Long Does It Take To Clean My Furniture?

Normally between 1 ½ and 2 ½ hours for a 3 piece suite. This may vary depending on the level of soil.

4. Which Cleaning Method Is Best For My Furniture?

The type of fabric in your upholstered furniture will determine our choice of cleaning method. Our highly trained technician will know upon examination of your upholstery which is the optimum system for the type of fabric in your furniture.

5. How Does Aqua-Dry Clean Upholstered Furniture?

Whenever possible we will use Hot Water Extraction Cleaning. This gives the best deep down clean.  For fabric which is not suitable for this type of cleaning we will use Dry Solvent Cleaning, Dry Foam Shampoo or a combination of methods. The important thing is to ensure that the method used is safe for the fabric being cleaned.

6. Why Can’t I Just Wash My Cushion Covers In The Washing Machine?

We do not recommend washing your cushion covers in a washing machine. Permanent damage can be caused e.g. shrinkage, fading etc. A water sensitive fabric can be ruined in seconds in a washing machine.

7. What Is Protector And How Does It Work?

Scotchgard™ protector puts an invisible barrier around fibres that improves their resistance to dry soil, water-based stains, and wear and tear from everyday use. Since dry soils can cause damage and shorten the life of fabrics, protector helps to ensure that fabrics continue to look as good as possible year after year.

8. Does Scotchgard™ Really Work?

The first thing to say is that Scotchgard™ is not bullet proof. Scotchgard™ works very well in reducing the chances of spillages becoming permanent stains. It is very important to realise that, even on upholstery with Scotchgard™, swift action is necessary.  When the spillage occurs, use absorbent towelling or kitchen roll to blot up spillages in the affected area and do not introduce any other chemical.  Be patient in blotting the spillage and you can usually remove all of it. If some residue still remains, call Aqua-Dry on 01 8400799 for help and assistance.

9. Does Cleaning Affect The Protector On My Furniture?

Scotchgard™ protector will eventually wear off your furniture. Cleaning does not affect the protector but we do recommend a top up of protector when cleaning takes place.  Only the most used areas (e.g. arms, head rests) will need this.

10. Can Aqua-Dry Treat Odours On My Furniture?

Yes, after cleaning we apply a deodoriser to your furniture that will neutralise odours, eliminate them at their source and leave behind a fresh clean scent.

*Please note – not all smells can be removed; our technicians will advise you as to whether they can be removed prior to cleaning.

Rachael kummert
Rachael kummert
12:39 30 May 18
We recently purchased a new sofa and wanted to protect it from any potential spills. I rang Aqua-Dry, the very helpful Hannah explained the process and cost structure and was able to book me in the next day. I would highly recommend the excellent professional services of Aqua-Dry. The coating is applied there were no strong smells and no disruption. They are helpful, efficient and very courteous. The company comes recommended by both Frank McGowan Furniture and Arnotts Department Store and us! Thank you Tom!
Samaanth Moore
Samaanth Moore
12:48 20 Apr 18
I had a bit of a crisis involving spilled paint on carpet. Aqua-Dry Carpet Cleaners came to my rescue! They were finishing a job nearby and were able to get to me within a half hour. They told me to keep the carpet wet while I waited for them to arrive. When they got here they got to work right away and they were able to get all the paint up! After they left they called and told me to watch out for any paint that may come up from the concrete and to call if I noticed anything and they will come back out. I'm really impressed at how quickly they responded to my call and how professional they were. The price was extremely affordable. I would use them again in a heartbeat and would recommend them to anyone needing their carpets cleaned.
Claire Hayden
Claire Hayden
08:59 14 Mar 18
I just had my carpets cleaned and I can't believe how amazing they came out. Aqua-Dry Carpet Cleaners were fast, courteous and professional. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this company. AND it was super affordable. I won't use anyone but Aqua-Dry Carpet Cleaners
Melanie John
Melanie John
12:11 26 Feb 18
I have used many different companies, primarily because I never found one worth to have back. The others weren't bad, they just didn't give me a reason to hire them again. Not the case here. Aqua-Dry Carpet Cleaners could not be more professional. Arrived on-time and did a fantastic job! My carpets were clean fresh and looked like new.
Anastasia Melnicova
Anastasia Melnicova
06:23 02 Feb 18
I was delighted with Aqua-Dry services. What a great work they did on my rug. I am thrilled to see the refreshed, totally clean and looking like new rug. Although it takes quite a long time to get your item back and it is not a cheap service, it totally worth waiting and paying. I would definitely recommend Aqua-Dry and will be using them again.
Timmy Doherty
Timmy Doherty
14:22 14 Jul 17
Best carpet cleaner in Dublin! Very honest, reliable and professional
Una OShea
Una OShea
15:27 10 Jul 17
Just had Tom and his son cleaning my carpets. What a terrific job they did, they told me I had moths in my sitting room eating merrily away at my carpet but were very reassuring that they could deal efficiently with the problem and advised me how to avoid it in the future. My carpets came up like new especially the stairs which is down for about 14 years. I would highly recommend Aqua-Dry and will certainly use them exclusively in the future. Thanks a million
Meg Walker
Meg Walker
10:53 05 Jul 17
Delighted with our rugs! We've just moved back into our house after three long months out for repairs and wanted to make the most of this opportunity by freshening everything up. Aqua-Dry took away all our rugs for cleaning and stored them for us until we got back and they were like new on return. We have a few Oriental rugs which need to be cleaned by hand and I don't trust these to just anyone. Thank you for a very professional service and for going that extra mile.
cora mc closkey
cora mc closkey
12:59 10 Nov 16
After a bug passing through the house I needed the carpetes cleaned. Aqua dry were quick to respond. Tony did a super job on the bedroom carpets and a few spots along the way. He was prompt, efficient, friendly and a pleasure to have around. Will defiantly be calling on aqua dry again. Thanks guys.
Paul Caron
Paul Caron
16:04 30 Aug 16
I honestly couldn't be happier with the service. Tom collected and returned the rug when he said he would and it came back looking so much better. We got it cleaned because our cat had peed on it a few times last year but I didn't realise how much everyday dust and dirt had built up in it over 10 years even though it's vacuumed every week. It came back looking noticeably brighter and the wool had its lovely lustre back. The pile was also fuller and softer. I hadn't appreciated how flattened down it had become. I'll definitely be recommending Aqua-Dry to anyone I know who needs their rug cleaned.
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