There are many different types of upholstery, couches, chairs and other furniture. There are also a few different way to clean upholstery, and of course hiring a top quality professional upholstery cleaning company is the best way to go. What type of cleaning is best really depends upon the fiber and how it is made. Sometimes the tag on the couch or chair will have a cleaning code (such as S or W) which will tell the professional cleaning technician which method of cleaning they can use.
When possible, it's best to use hot water extraction cleaning both for carpet and upholstery. See below the amazing results we can get when hot water extraction cleaning a microfiber couch!