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Do’s & Don’ts of Maintaining Leather Furniture September 16, 2020

West Lake Hills, Travis County
Do’s & Don’ts of Maintaining Leather Furniture, West Lake Hills, Texas

If you want durable furniture, leather is the best material. However, it requires a little more maintenance than polyester, cotton, or linen. Keep your leather pieces in good condition by following these furniture cleaning tips.

Do:

Identify the specific type of leather. 

Leather upholstery will either be unprotected or protected. Identifying which type you have will ensure the right furniture cleaning methods are applied.

This information is often listed on the label or inside a manufacturer’s guide. However, if you don’t have these items, look online at the product’s website to see if they have care instructions listed. 

Use a soft brush or cloth to clean unprotected leather.

furniture cleaningAs unprotected leather doesn’t have a pigment coating, it’s more prone to scratches and stains. If you’re not extra careful while cleaning this material, you could contribute to the damage.

It’s recommended to dust and vacuum the furniture regularly. Gently apply a dry or slightly damp cloth or use a soft brush attachment to avoid hurting the material. 

Don’t:

Make your own cleaning products.

Many people claim that their home cleaning solutions work for leather, but the concoctions often disregard manufacturer or tannery recommendations. Some natural ingredients can soak into the material and degrade it over time.

If you have a warranty on the piece, it can be voided if they determine that your furniture cleaning remedy is to blame for staining or damaging the fibers. Only use products specifically made for leather, and avoid ingredients like vinegar or lemon juice.

Forget to spot test.

When applying a new cleaning solution, be sure to test it out on a small hidden spot first. If there’s an issue with the product, you won’t completely damage the entire sofa or chair. A professional cleaning expert might even be able to clean the spot and restore its shine.

 

When the leather in your home, car, or office is looking a bit drab, turn to Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning in West Lake Hills, TX, to clean away the grime and restore it to a pristine state. Since 1983, this family-owned and -operated company has provided environmentally friendly carpet, tile, and furniture cleaning services to residents of Travis County. Have them spruce up your furniture by calling (512) 328-2504, or visit their website to learn more about their services.

COVID-19 Statement

Our team at Heaven's Best feels a need to be proactive during this time of crisis and fear. We will still be operating on a daily basis and offering all our products and services as usual. We will also be adding DISINFECTANT products and services standard in ALL of our jobs as part of our process at NO ADDITIONAL COST.

 

We are checking each employee’s temperature before and after work to ensure they are safe and healthy.

 

On top of that we will be washing our hands before and after every job as well as disinfecting our equipment regularly. If anyone of our team tests or feels ill in any way they will be staying/sent home and appointments may be postponed. We also ask that our customers call to reschedule if they feel like they are ill in any way.

 

We ask that while they are in your home that you please try and keep a safe distance of 6ft.

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/workplace-school-and-home-guidance.pdf

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