Your leather sofa, love seat, sectional or favorite chair are surely pieces of furniture that not only provide a certain level of comfort to your home, but they also make a room look beautiful. Leather is a gorgeous way to express your individuality and decorating style to guests who come into your home. Leather furniture is expensive and so the importance of proper maintenance is higher on the list of importance than maybe other pieces of furniture that are upholstered in a simple fabric. Keeping your leather furniture clean may seem easy to some who think that leather is super durable and can withstand almost any type of damage. Unfortunately this is just not true.
Cleaning Your Leather Furniture and Upholstery from Spills and Stains
Cleaning up spills or accidents that occur on your leather furniture may seem like an easy task, but make sure you know exactly what you are doing, or you may end up with a much bigger mess than what you began with. One of the most common mistakes that people make when they attempt to clean their leather furniture is that they use a typical household cleaner to get the job done. Leather has a slightly lower acidic pH level of about 4.5. The acidic levels that are found in household cleaners usually range between 7-8. The contrast in these two acidic levels results in leather that will crack and dry. No one wants a leather sofa that is cracked and dry looking, so be sure to never use household cleaners on your leather furniture.
Conditioning the Leather Furniture and Upholstery in your home.
Another common mistake that people make when caring for their leather furniture is applying a significant amount of conditioner to the surface. Conditioner for leather furniture assists in making the surface of your leather furniture feel soft, silky and smooth. Some people get carried away and apply far too much conditioner on their leather furniture. Dust and dirt are attracted to the oils that sit on the surface of your leather furniture. If this dust and dirt is allowed to buildup, it can eventually clog up the pores on your furniture and create unsightly stains.
Never Use Water To Clean your Leather Furniture and Upholstery Couches and Chairs.
While water is a fantastic cleaning agent as it has no harsh chemicals that can harm your furniture, it can also cause issues if you are not careful. When the water you use to clean your leather furniture with evaporates, the oils float to the surface with the water and weaken the leather’s integrity. The best way to care for your leather furniture is to call in the services of a professional. D&M Carpet Cleaning are skilled and experienced in properly caring for your leather furniture.