Leather couches can turn any simple apartment or house to modern and sleek. A classic furniture is a good addition to a home but it also brings some responsibility of maintenance for its look and feel with proper care and cleaning.
Many people think maintaining a leather upholstery is a tough job. Trust it is the easiest job if you know the proper steps to clean it.
Here are few cleaning and maintenance tips for leather upholstery to keep it as pristine as the day you bought it for years.
Location is Important
Leather is susceptible prone to cracks and scratches and the best way to prevent your couch from undesirable things is to keep it away from unfavorable places. If you have children and you are a pet lover, having a furry friend in the house, then leather couches are not made for you.
Moreover, leather cannot face extreme conditions, and might crack when exposed to direct sunlight for long period of time, or else you leave it in an extreme cold place.
You may also want to avoid getting a leather couch if you sees a lot of traffic coming in and out of the house on a regular basis, as leather can crack with too much use, regardless of how often you maintain it.
Avoid Eating on Couch
Professional leather cleaner and leather couch experts generally advice people to avoid eating or drinking anything while sitting on the leather furniture. This is to prevent the risk of food spillage, which can irreversibly stain the fine material of the couch.
Hustle When Spill Accident Happens
However, accident always happen, for instance, you may accidentally spill a mug of hot chocolate on your leather couch. In such cases, it is vital to clean the fabric while the stain is still fresh. If left uncleaned the stain may seep into the material and later you will find more difficult to clean it.
To remove stains of wine, mustard, chocolate or coffee, blot- clean the area with a damping cloth, and follow it up by wiping with a clean, dry cloth. Try to avoid spreading the liquid around, as this can cause the stain to spread.
You can also use some of the mild cleaning liquids like leather shampoos (certified products), white vinegar. However, if in case the stain is too stubborn to remove by these methods, the best solution is to leave it to the professionals.
Dust spots can be easily visible on dark colored leather that is the reason it is so important to clean it regularly. The best way to get rid of accumulated dust is just to be sure to vacuum it. Make sure you use it slowly.
If you have any doubts or you are not confident about self-cleaning. It is better you handover the task to a professional, otherwise you will end up in damaging the upholstery. Hiring a professional leather cleaning service will ensure a better cleaning job, and will help to increase the life of your leather couch.
If you would like to know more about our upholstery cleaning service, call us now on 951-302-1033 and our support staff will answer any questions you may have. They will also provide you with a free quote and arrange for a sofa cleaner to visit as soon as possible, at a time that is convenient for you. Alternatively, you can book a cleaner online.