Gerlach Cleaning Systems is IICRC certified in upholstery cleaning and is recognized as one of the most educated and experienced upholstery care companies in Columbus. Upon a thorough inspection, our certified technicians will determine the proper cleaning procedure for your specific needs. We can also apply Bridgepoint’s Maxim Fine Fabric Protector to ensure your fine fabrics continue to have lasting beauty between cleanings.
Gerlach Cleaning Systems is IICRC certified in upholstery cleaning and is recognized as one of the most educated and experienced upholstery care companies in Columbus.
From heavily soiled to light cleaning, our 10 step cleaning process is designed to restore your furniture as close to its original condition as possible. We can clean all types of upholstery, even the most delicate of fabrics.
Step 1: Pre-Inspection
Our service technician will inspect the upholstery, noting fabric type and soiling conditions. He will also advise you of any possible permanent staining.
Step 2: Pre-Vacuum
Your upholstery will be thoroughly vacuumed to remove dry soil. Removing dry soil is one of the most important steps in cleaning.
Step 3: Pre-Spray & Pre-Spot
The fabric is “pre sprayed” with special cleaning compounds specially designed for your particular fabric& soil condition. This loosens up the soil to make rinsing more effective.
Step 4: Pre-Agitate
The pre-spray will be worked into the fabric with a white towel or a horsehair brush, specially designed for this use.
Step 5: Rinse and Extract
Once the soil has been loosened, we will thoroughly flush the fabric with our specially designed upholstery extraction tools. This step sanitizes & deodorizes fabric. Water pressure is regulated so that fabric is not over wet.
Step 6: Neutralize
Every piece that we clean is pH balanced so there is no sticky residue left behind. This treatment is applied as a rinse thru the machine or is applied after rinsing depending on soil conditions.
Step 7: Pre-Spot Treatment
If any spots are not removed during the cleaning process, specialty-spotting techniques are employed – we have written procedures for every situation.
Step 8: Speed Dry
High velocity air movers are set in place to speed dry the upholstery.
Step 9: Post Cleaning
If the fabric has a knap, the knap is set in one direction using a grooming brush or white towel.
Step 10: Post Inspection
Piece is inspected by technician.