Upholstery Cleaning Serving the Fairfax, Springfield, and Other Areas

Smart Choice Cleaning is IICRC-certified in upholstery cleaning and is recognized as one of the most educated and experienced upholstery care companies in Northern Virginia and D.C. metro area.

We clean upholstery on every type of furniture, including:

  • Arm chairs
  • Dining chairs
  • Leather furniture
  • Love seats
  • Recliners
  • Sofas

Our upholstery services include:

  • Odor removal
  • Stain and spot removal
  • Speed drying
  • Fabric Protection
  • Furniture protection

Upon a thorough inspection, our certified technicians will determine the proper cleaning procedure for your specific needs.

From light cleanings to heavily soiled furniture, our 12-step cleaning process is designed to restore your furniture as close to its original condition as possible. We can clean all types of upholstery – even the most delicate of fabrics.

Our technician will perform special tests to determine the content of your fabric. The content will determine what type of cleaning solutions and techniques will be used. We will also point out any potential permanent stains or areas of concern.

Area Preparation
We will prepare the area where the upholstery will be cleaned to protect your surrounding furnishings.

All textiles should be vacuumed thoroughly before cleaning. This step will remove dry soils and any loose particles from cracks and crevices.

Depending on your fabric, a special solution designed for your fabric type and the soiling condition will be applied to “emulsify” the soil.

Any potentially difficult spots will be pre-treated with special solutions to increase chances of removal.

The fabric will then be gently groomed, using soft upholstery brushes to loosen the soil.

Soil Extraction and Rinse
The soil is then extracted from the fabric with a gentle, controlled rinse.

The fabric is then pH-balanced to maintain its soft, fresh feel.

Post Spot
Any remaining spots will be treated with special stain-removal products.

The upholstery will then be prepared for drying with a gentle combing of the fabric.

Speed Dry
High-velocity air movers will be placed on the upholstery to speed-dry the fabric.

Post-Cleaning Inspection
Our technician will review the cleaning results with you to ensure that your expectations have been met or exceeded.

*For longer fabric life and fewer permanent stains, have Fabric Protector applied!

OUR GUARANTEE: If you are not 100% satisfied with the cleaning we provided, call us within 48 hours and we will come back and re-clean at no charge.


1.How often manufacturers recommend professional cleaning?

Manufacturers recommend having upholstered furniture professionally cleaned every 12-24 months.

2. How long will it take for my furniture to dry?

Your specific upholstery fabric will determine which cleaning method we use. Although, we use our speed dry method, typical dry time ranges from 3-6 hours which will normally dry up to 12 hours.

3. Does Smart Choice Cleaning guarantee their upholstery cleaning service?

YES! Smart Choice Cleaning offers a 100% money-back guarantee.

4. How does Smart Choice Cleaning clean upholstered furniture?

We uses our 12-step cleaning process that is designed to restore your furniture as close to its original condition as possible, from heavily soiled to light cleaning.

5. What type of upholstery can you clean?

We can clean all types of upholstery, even the most delicate of fabrics.

5 Reasons to make Smart Choice Cleaning your Choice for Upholstery Cleaning

Reputation : SCC is recognized for providing the most outstanding customer service in the area. SCC has won the Angie’s List Super Service Award for numerous years since 2010. We are also listed in the Best Pick Report in Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, and Loudoun County for 2012 – 2016 as well as Best of Alexandria Award for 2013 and 2015. We are a BBB member with A+ ratings. We are also highly rated on Yelp and Google. We are the exclusive cleaning service for many Realtor’s, Property Managers, Home Remodelers, and Flooring retailers in the area.

Experience: SCC has more than 12 years of experience in both residential and commercial upholstery cleaning. We specialize in Carpet, Tile, Grout, Upholstery Cleaning, Maid and Janitorial Service, and Water Damage Restoration.

Systems: SCC uses the most advanced systems in the industry. We developed our own unique 12-step Carpet Cleaning  process, using our truck-mounted cleaning equipment. SCC has a unique house cleaning process proven to save our clients time and money. SCC also has a comprehensive communication system with our clients and crew to insure outstanding customer service. The same systems that support our well regarded carpet cleaning also serve to enable our upholstery steam cleaning services.

Education: SCC believes that  continuous education and training is the key to providing an outstanding customer service experience. All SCC field technicians attend annual, weekly training and in-house meetings. Smart Choice Cleaning Carpet and Upholstery Technicians are IICRC Certified.

Guarantee:  SCC offers a 100% money-back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied, we will rush back at no charge to address your concerns. If you are still unsatisfied, we will honor our 100% money-back Guarantee.

Smart Choice Cleaning is the Smart Choice for Upholstery Cleaning in Annandale, Alexandria, Springfield, Lorton and everywhere else in Northern Virginia.

Upholstery Maintenance Tips!
  • Close blinds.
  • Have your upholstered furniture professionally cleaned every 12-24 months.
  • Vacuum it once a week.
  • Always test new methods or products in an inconspicuous spot first; no two pieces of furniture are the same, and may require different care.

Smart Choice Cleaning offers top quality upholstery cleaning for Reston, Annandale, Falls Church and everywhere else in Northern Virginia.


Here’s how to prepare for our visit:
  • Make sure the nearest parking spot to your home is available for our upholstery cleaning truck prior to our arrival.
  • Please make sure there is an accessible water spigot in your front yard.
  • Please remove all items and throws on the furniture that is going to be cleaned.
  • During the pre-inspection walk-through with your technicians, please advise them of any special requirements to follow when moving your furniture such as weak legs, loose tops or previous repairs.
  • Please point out any spots or stains which may require special attention during the upholstery cleaning.
  • Please put your pets in a safe, quiet place where our cleaning won’t disturb them.
  • A special note about odors, we do everything possible to reduce or eliminate pet odors. However, due to the depth of contamination, 100% success may not be attained. Also, for several days after cleaning you may notice an elevated odor due to higher humidity levels.
  • For safety sake, be sure to keep an extra close eye on your curious little ones.

Smart Choice Cleaning is the Smart Choice for upholstery cleaning in McLean, Reston, Burke and everywhere else in Northern Virginia.