Is Your Leather Sofa Looking Grubby?

When you invest in a new sofa, chair or other piece of furniture, you probably ensure that it receives all the care and attention possible to keep it looking great for as long as possible. However, eventually, signs of wear will appear on even the best-protected sofa. Perhaps, there will be stains from a spilled coffee or pet odours from the family dog clinging to the fabric? When you start to notice indications that your upholstery is not as clean as it once was, you could attempt to clean the furniture yourself, but those results are not always effective. A better option is often to call in a cleaning professional to take a look at your leather or fabric furniture and to arrange for them to undertake upholstery cleaning.

Before the cleaning starts

The goal of upholstery cleaning is always to, as far as possible, restore the original appearance. To restore the furniture, it is often best to arrange for an inspection of the chair or sofa before the upholstery cleaning starts. To achieve the best results, the cleaning company will want to know the type of leather or other material used to make the sofa. The company may want to conduct a trial cleaning on a small, inconspicuous area to ensure that their cleaning products will be effective on your furniture. If the item has been heavily stained, the inspection could be used to apply a stain removal treatment before the main treatment starts.

Leather upholstery cleaning

Specialist leather upholstery cleaning usually starts with the surface of the upholstery being vacuumed to remove any surface dirt or debris. Once the surface is free of debris, a foam leather cleaner is applied and rubbed into the leather surface. After a little while, the cleaning solution will be wiped away, taking the grime with it. As a final touch, a leather conditioner could be applied. The conditioner will create an unseen barrier over the leather and ensure that the freshly cleaned appearance of the leather is maintained. If unpleasant odours have been a problem in the past, you could ask the upholstery cleaning company to apply a deodorising agent to keep your furniture smelling fresh.

Choosing an upholstery cleaning company

Before anyone touches the furniture, you should check that the cleaning professionals have suitable experience and that they will have access to all the professional equipment and cleaning products needed to successfully restore the appearance of your leather furniture.

To learn more, contact a company that provides leather upholstery cleaning services.