Recliners are just about like every other piece of upholstery as far as upholstery cleaning goes. There are a few differences though. Choosing a carpet cleaner who knows these differences is very important and will assure a quality job. This is why you should always choose a Hero Cleaner when looking for an upholstery cleaner. Here are a few of the differences when cleaning a recliner.
Recliner Fabric Content
Most recliners are made of very durable synthetic materials. This means that they can usually be cleaned very aggressively. This is a good thing because the recliner is commonly the most used and therefore dirtiest piece of furniture in the home. Care should be taken by the upholstery cleaner however to correctly identify the material in the recliner. Lately, recliners are finding their way out of the casual living room sets and into more formal ones. This means that more delicate materials like cotton is becoming more common. Knowing how to clean these different materials is important.
The construction of recliners make them harder to clean than the average chair. Because they recline, they have areas of fabric that are hidden from view and hard to reach. Some recliners have backs that are removable and in some cases it might be necessary to remove or partially remove the back to reach all areas. Your upholstery cleaner should have the patience to clean all of the areas and specialized cleaning tools that will allow them to reach all areas of the recliner.
Drying Your Recliner
Because, once again, of the reclining function of these pieces of upholstery, they must be dried carefully. If left in the wrong position, you could be left with an area of the recliner that does not receive sufficient airflow to dry. Place your furniture in the full recline position and raise back cushions to allow for good airflow. After a few hours, change the level of recline to make sure that all areas receive air.