Upholstery Cleaning

Established in 1969!

McCreary’s Healthy Homes Inc. are the BEST upholstery cleaners in greater Lansing, MI.

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Protect your investment

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In particular, an investment is made when purchasing upholstered furniture. In the hope that, the return on investment is the use of the furniture for multiple years before having to purchase again. Before the return on investment, protecting the upholstered furniture gives a higher probability to last longer. Eventually, upholstered furniture needs to be professionally cleaned. Call (517) 484-6908 to hire the best professional upholstery cleaning company.

Furniture does not escape wear and tear, no matter how careful we might be. For fear that, a drink could spill on the upholstery, drinking on the furniture is not allowed and the same with eating. In all honesty, spills, stains, or dust magically appears at some point. In the end, the longer you wait to have spills cleaned, it could become a permanent stain.

“I have used McCrearys for a number of years, and they have always done an outstanding job on our furniture. They are prompt, courteous, knowledgeable, and the rates are reasonable.“

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Types of Fabric we clean:

  • Cotton
  • Linen
  • Silk
  • Wool
  • Acetate
  • Acrylic
  • Nylon
  • Olefin
  • Polyester and Mircofiber
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Why is a Professional Upholstery Cleaning Important?

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  • To start with, removing dirt, dust and stains will ensure upholstery last longer.
  • Next, upholstery cleaning removes small particles, debris and body oils.
  • Overall, improves indoor air quality and may reduce symptoms of allergies and asthma.

In conclusion, a professional upholstery cleaning removes things too small for the human eye to see like bacteria, pollen and dust mites. Hence, removing stains that our eyes can see from upholstered furniture may be the reason for the cleaning. Given these points, scheduling a professional upholstery cleaning will make you feel better.

3 Common Professional Upholstery Cleaning Methods

First, the shampooing method is the oldest form of professional upholstery cleaning. Indeed, it is an effective way to clean upholstered furniture. However, there’s two major concerns with shampooing furniture: 1.) Over shampooing, 2.) Over wetting. Since, shampoo cleaning agents are applied an overuse of them maybe be a challenge to rinse out. In addition, the residue will attract dirt like a magnet. Lastly, over wetting upholstery can cause shrinkage, discoloration, mold and mildew problems.

Secondly, the hot water extraction method is an advanced technology from the issues stemming from shampooing. Because of technology, the hot water extraction method can rinse and extract simultaneously. Furthermore, extracting 80-85% of the water used to rinse safe cleaning agents. In the end, leaving upholstery less wet with faster drying times and more effective results.

Lastly, the encapsulation method to professionally clean upholstery. For example, encapsulation may be applied by spraying or rubbing foam onto the upholstered item. This method is a low moisture clean and is commonly used for natural fibers. To conclude with the encapsulation method, just vacuum spray or foam.

McCreary’s Healthy Homes Professional Upholstery Cleaning Process

  • To start with, pre-spray safe cleaning agents on the upholstered furniture to break up the dirt, bacteria, stains, and pollen.
  • Next, upholstery is agitated with a brush.
  • Thirdly, deep clean using a 3 inch upholstery tool.
  • Afterwards, rinse and extract using the upholstery tool. Similarly, creating dry paths to quicken drying times.
  • Finally, brush out the dry path lines to gain consistent contrast of fabric.

Afterwords, keep children and pets off clean upholstered furniture that has been cleaned until completely dry. Further, drying time will vary due to specific factors, including: humidity, density, fabric of your furniture and air circulation.

Furniture fabric will determine the method of a Professional upholstery cleaning

To start with, check furniture tags for the cleaning code. Furthermore, the cleaning code on the furniture tag will have a description of the method for cleaning. Above all, before you attempt to clean or remove a stain please check the tag.

More importantly, when trying to remove a spot or a stain, do not scrub. As a result scrubbing could spread the stain deeper into the fabric. Instead, blot with a soft microfiber cloth.

As a final point, dirt not only affects the appearance of upholstered furniture, but wears away in the fibers. Therefore, vacuuming upholstered furniture often is encouraged to loosen dried dirt and debris.


Our 30 day guarantee, is like a 30 day warranty on the areas we cleaned. Please give us a call back if any areas that we cleaned and treated re-appear.

We have great success eliminating stains and spots, but nothing is ever promised. Our upholstery cleaning experts will evaluate all areas and will give their honest opinion and what you can expect!

Colored stain(s) or spot(s) may not come out with just a professional upholstery cleaning. There is a process/method we can perform, but it will be at an additional cost and no guarantee they will come out.

Most of all, how long a spill, spot, or animal accident occurred will ultimately determine the success rate.

Furniture Takes a Beating

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First, no matter the protection on upholstered items, furniture takes a beating! Furthermore, accidents happen and the reaction will determine the outcome. Although, there’s no intention to destroy, harm or ruin furniture, it happens. Over time, furniture takes a beating, sitting, laying, drooling, eating, or drinking. Call (517) 484-6908 to schedule a professional upholstery cleaning.

Second, no matter the rules set, children do what they want, when there is no one looking. Usually, being at grandma’s house, there are no rules! Sippy cups get lost in couches and chocolate fingers touch everything. Even grandma might spill a little red wine on her favorite upholstered chair.

furniture takes a beating

Third, no matter how trained an animal is, they enjoy the luxuries we provide, but leave a trail. Fury family members could be the main suspect for accumulating the majority of dirt on upholstered items.

Lastly, no matter what, the air circulating through homes is at least 2-5x dirtier than outdoor air. Dirt, pollen, bacteria is brought in from the outside, doesn’t leave and the fabric on furniture acts as a filter attracting it like a magnet.

In all, call (517) 484-6908 to schedule your professional upholstery cleaning in Haslett, Okemos, East Lansing, Williamston, DeWitt, St. Johns, Laingsburg, Perry, Mason, Holt, Eaton Rapids, Dimondale, Lansing and Grand Ledge MI.