Upholstery Cleaning Codes

(S) Solvent Cleaner
Furniture cleaning code S calls for dry cleaning solvent, allowing you to clean without using water. Before you start, ensure that you are in a well ventilated area and be sure to carefully follow the instructions. Caution, using water-based or detergent-based solvent cleaners may cause excessive shrinking.

(SW) Water/Solvent Cleaner
Choose either a dry cleaning solvent; foamy, mild detergent; or upholstery shampoo wherever you see Furniture cleaning code WS.

(W) Water Based Cleaner
Use water-based cleaners for furniture cleaning code W. Water-based cleaning agents range from mild foamy detergents mixed with water to non-solvent cleaning products found at drugstores and groceries. Go easy on the amount of foam you use to clean items like sofas and chairs to avoid soaking the fabric.

(X) Vacuum Only
Furniture cleaning code X indicates that you need a professional cleaning service to remove heavy duty spots and stains. While you can brush off surface dust and grime, this is definitely not a DIY project. Water-based foam or solvent-based cleaning agents of any kind may cause excessive shrinking or fading.

(DC) Dry Clean Only