Leather furniture is a great investment in any home. While often a higher price point than fabric, leather furniture tends to be more durable, age more gracefully, cleans easier and is hypoallergenic. It also can add a more expensive and sophisticated feel to any room and matches most décor.
However, if you just shelled out the cash to purchase a piece of leather furniture for your Northville home, don’t take a damp cloth and start wiping away. There are some pretty big no-no’s when it comes to caring for leather, and some other things that get a resounding YES from the leather cleaning pros at Chet’s Cleaning. Let’s start with the no’s…
Okay, enough of the no-no’s, there are some things you can do to properly care for your leather furniture pieces in between professional cleaning and conditioning.
First, add dusting the furniture to your chore list. Simply removing dust regularly will keep the leather shining, and keep any dirt from working its ways into the fibers. It is also a good idea to vacuum in between the cushions from time to time, especially if you have a toddler or pets who might send extra fur – or Cheerios – between the cushions.
If there is a spill, don’t rush in with a household cleaner. Just grab a dry cloth and wipe it away as quickly as possible. Use as little water as possible to get it cleaned up.
Lastly, if there is any area that you think needs a little TLC or repair work the next time Chet’s comes for a visit, just let us know and we can handle it with our professional cleaners and tools that will soothe, not damage, the leather.
Having professionals do the work for you will pay off over the long term as your furniture will last longer, look better, and feel luxurious for years to come.