Editor’s note: This post was originally published on 5/11/18 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehension.
Your furniture is an expensive investment.
Whether it’s your home or your business, when it comes to furniture cleaning, the most commonly asked question is: is it worth it?
Sectionals, sofas, loveseats, chairs, ottomans, dining chairs, cushions or any other item of furniture definitely need to be cleaned – especially if it’s in your office or workspace.
But the idea of how much it might cost may cause you to hesitate, since you’re probably trying to work within a budget.
There are a couple of variables when pricing upholstery cleaning.
Let’s take a look at the specifics of what goes into determining your furniture cleaning costs.
The particulars of commercial furniture cleaning
Here are a few of the things we have to think about when pricing furniture cleaning services.
- Is it a synthetic, cotton, or silk fiber?
- Does it require a water process or a more delicate dry cleaning process?
- Has it been damaged by pet urine, mold, mildew or smoke? Does it have an odor?
- Are the colors safe or will they color run during the cleaning process, causing damage to the fabric?
Part of the issue is determining if you should have the furniture cleaned or just replace it.
Is there a fabric that cannot be cleaned?
Absolutely, positively – without a doubt – all types of fabrics can be cleaned.
However, once we determine the clean-ability of the piece and understand your expectations for the finished product, we will be as transparent as possible about the best route to go.
You’ll have the opportunity to decide if cleaning is the right step for your beloved furniture.
Determining commercial cleaning costs
Despite the variables for furniture cleaning costs, a commercial or residential cleaning company with years of experience cleaning all kinds of furniture has the ability to “ballpark” some basic costs.
When calculating furniture cleaning costs, there are two factors to consider:
- Fabric type.
- Length or size of the piece.
Check out this example for a sofa, loveseat, or sectional:
- Flat-weave/napped fabrics = $26 per linear foot. Typically made of a synthetic fiber, it has a bumpy texture and feels like a soft plastic. Measurements are taken from the length of the sofa from outer-arm to outer-arm.
If your sofa measures 7' – the standard size – your costs would look like this:
- 7 x $26 = $182, with pick-up and delivery.
If you bring it into our facility, you’ll save 20%, which, in this case, would knock $36 off your bill.
Your commercial cleaning company makes all the difference
No matter what type of furniture needs attention – in your own home or in your business – choosing the right company to handle your upholstery cleaning needs is vital.
You don’t want to trust your expensive investment to just anyone. The consequences could be dire and result in you having to spend more money on replacement costs if something is damaged.
When you choose to work with a reputable residential and commercial cleaning company, you can rest assured that your possessions will be safe and will receive the right type of cleaning for the upholstered material.
What type of furniture do you have in your home or office that could use a thorough cleaning?