What to do about dirty or stained leather furniture? Have it cleaned of course! Clean Earth Restorations is known for its mold/fire/water damage remediation and carpet cleaning, but did you know we also do leather cleaning for our San Diego customers? Here are some leather maintenance tips to keep your furniture beautiful between cleanings.
- As with carpet, regular upkeep with leather furniture is very (VERY) important. Leather products require not only cleaning but moisturizing to keep them from drying out.
- First and foremost, keep, read and heed the informational material that normally comes with the purchase of leather furniture. The manufacturer is in the best shoes to know their product and what it needs.
- As leather is a porous substance, RACE to remove any spills. When the spill has soaked in it will be much more difficult to remove. Time is of the essence.
- Leathers can be different (hard, soft, brushed, etc) and react differently to dirt. Dirt particles can scratch some leather surfaces, while with others dirt sinks into the fibers. Plan to regularly dust your furniture with a soft brush, or lightly brush using quick, light sweeping movements with a soft cloth. Avoid using abrasive tools that can scratch the leather or push dirt further into the fibers.
- Once dusted/cleaned, condition the leather to keep it moisturized and flexible. Manufacturers will sometimes suggest a preferred product. There are many specialized products on the market for this and your choice will depend on the type of leather your furniture is made of. Feel free to contact us if you need a suggestion.
- Lastly, keep leather out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources that will dry them out and/or fade their color.
With basic cleaning and conditioning, your leather furniture will last for years. If however your leather becomes stained or dirty, a professional cleaning service such as Clean Earth Restorations can bring it back to life.
Contact us today with any of your leather cleaning questions or for a free estimate on leather cleaning: