Accidents will happen, but with the proper care and cleaning you can maintain a long life and new look for your fabric. Regular maintenance is necessary to keep fabrics clean and prevent unnecessary wear and tear. To help you care for your upholstery, there are fabric codes located on your furniture that detail the proper cleaning and care for your specific fabric. There are five fabric codes: S, SW, W, WS and X. Ask a sales associate at Becker Furniture to find out the fabric code of your furniture. Simply follow the guidelines below to help keep your fabric looking fresh and new.

Fabric Codes

S - Clean this fabric with pure solvents (Petroleum Distillate-Based Products). Professional dry cleaning is recommended. CAUTION: Use of water-base solvent cleaners may cause excessive shrinking . Water stains may become permanent and unable to be removed with solvent cleaning agents. To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended.

SW - Clean this fabric with water-based cleaning agents, foam or pure solvents (Petroleum Distillate-Based Products). Professional dry cleaning is recommended. To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended.

W - Clean this fabric with water-based cleaning agents or water-based foam to remove overall soil. Many household cleaning agents are harmful to the color and life of the fabric. Professional dry cleaning is recommended. To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended.

WS - For water based stains use water base cleaning agents only, do not use solvents. For oil based stains use solvent cleaners only.

X - Clean fabric only by vacuuming or light brushing to prevent accumulation of dust or grime.Water-based foam or solvent-based cleaning agents of any kind may cause excessive shrinking or fading.