Tips & Warnings on Dry Cleaning a Sofa?

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Q: Do you have any suggestions/tips/warnings for dry cleaning a sofa. I have an upholstered "Loft" sofa from the Conran Shop that I bought last year and I would like to have it cleaned (no stains, just an annual cleaning). The frame and the cushions have removable covers that the manufacturer recommends dry cleaning but I'm concerned about getting the covers back on properly and maintaining the look of the sofa.

Should I attempt this myself or call in a pro? If so, who do I call? A professional upholsterer? Someone recommended calling Duraclean but I'm concerned that their method might ruin the upholstery. Any idea?

Sent by Andrea in Brooklyn

Editor: Please share any advice and information on sofa cleaning with Andrea in the comments below - thanks!

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Janel Laban is the Executive Editor of Apartment Therapy and has been working here, at the dreamiest of dream jobs, since March 2006.

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