Leather furniture needs to be properly cared for to help it look its best and last for years. One of the things that needs to be done is properly cleaning and conditioning your leather furniture. If you have recently purchased new leather furniture, you may have a few questions about cleaning and conditioning your new leather furniture. Here are a few frequently asked questions about this topic and the answers:

How Often Should Leather Furniture Be Cleaned?

Leather furniture should be lightly cleaned every six months. This is something you can do at home. Simply use your vacuum to remove crumbs, dirt, dust and debris. If spills occur, use a wet cloth to dab at the spot until the spot begins to lift. Avoid using leather soaps, conditioners and other cleansers on your couch. They can dry your leather furniture out, damage the leather or make the leather greasy if they are not properly used.

 

In addition to routine cleaning, your leather furniture will need professional cleaning more frequently. Most experts recommend this happen every one to two years, depending on how frequently the furniture is used.

What Are the Signs Your Leather Furniture Should Be Cleaned?

If your leather furniture is showing signs of wear, it’s time to get it cleaned. This includes everything from developing creases due to frequent use or greasy marks on the couch that do not wipe away from food or drink spills. If your leather furniture does not look as good as it did the day you brought it home, it’s probably time to have it professionally cleaned.

Why Should You Leave Leather Furniture Cleaning to the Pros?

Cleaning leather is not something the average person should do themselves. Not every piece of leather furniture is the same. There are different types of leather, including protected leather or aniline leather. Not every cleaning product is designed to treat the type of leather furniture you have, and you may not even know what type of leather furniture you have. If you use the wrong product you can dry the leather out, which can cause it to crack. You can over moisturize the leather, which can make it greasy. Or you can use a product that permanently discolors or stains the leather.

 

Leaving the cleaning to a professional helps to ensure your leather furniture is properly cared for and maintained, helping it to last.

Is it time to have your leather furniture cleaned? If you are in the greater Faribault, Lakeville, Burnsville, Apple Valley or Prior Lake, MN area, CCS Cleaning and Restoration can help you with your leather furniture cleaning needs. We also offer carpet cleaning, pet odor removal, upholstery cleaning, fire damage clean up, mold remediation and tile cleaning services. Contact us today for a free estimate.