Even though your upholstery may look clean, does not mean it is. Bacteria, dust and other particulates can live in your upholstery without you knowing it. In addition, prolonged exposure to these living organisms can cause sickness, or even affect the indoor air quality in your home.

If it has been a few years since you have professionally cleaned your upholstery, then it may be time to give First Response Carpet Cleaning a call. Servicing the Long Island NY an surrounding areas, we are certified by the IICRC (The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration) in Upholstery Cleaning.

Not only does a good upholstery cleaning leave your furniture clean, but it also leaves the room smelling fresh. Over the years a piece of furniture can collect all kinds of residue and grime, however only gets treated when a spill occurs. Most of the time, the spill is not cleaned up correctly, which can eventually contribute a musky smell in the environment. However, if you make it a point to clean your upholstery, it can freshen up the indoor environment immediately.


We can take on any type of upholstery, and each fabric type requires a different cleaning method. The four most common types of upholstery are as follows:

  • Rayon Upholstery: Did you know that Rayon is made up of a material derived from wood chips? However, it is cheap and easy to work with. That is why manufacturing companies choose this fabric. One thing to consider is that dry cleaning methods are required to clean this fabric type.
  • Cotton Upholstery: Using a foam cleaning technique, cotton is one of the easiest fabrics to clean. Deriving from a natural plant, this fabric is softer to the touch and holds up well to wear and tear. However, it is porous and could attract more dust, grim and dirt.
  • Wool Upholstery: One of the most high maintenance types of upholstery, wool is extremely strong and durable. It does not fare well with direct sunlight since it easily fades. When you choose First Response Carpet Cleaning, we will tend to use dry-cleaning methods since wool can shrink when exposed to water.
  • Nylon Upholstery: The most popular fabric, Nylon is strong, durable and cheap. It can also handle direct sunlight better than its upholstery counterparts. When we clean nylon upholstery, we make sure to use our most gentle tools. This way, we can avoid “piling” which are the tiny nubs that can occur when the fabric is over-stressed.


As you need to change out your mattress every 8 years, you need to get your upholstery professionally cleaned. We sit, sleep and relax on our favorite furniture- make sure that yours is clean.

Every upholstery cleaning or mattress cleaning job is different, which means when we arrive, our technicians will evaluate your specific situation. Once the evaluation is complete, we will make recommendations and provide you a free quote.

If you would like one of our specialists to provide you
a free consultation for your upholstery cleaning needs,
please give us a call at 631-587-5300.