Nothing lends an air of sophistication to your home like fine upholstered leather furniture. Unfortunately, maintaining leather furniture can be quite a bit of work, and if you don’t do it regularly, your investment can quickly fade away. Because it’s such a porous material, leather can easily absorb stains that can be difficult to get rid of. In addition, without proper conditioning, leather can become dried out, eventually leading to cracking and splitting. If you want to keep your upholstered leather furniture looking brand new, you need professional leather cleaning from JMS Enterprises. Here’s more about how we can keep that rich leather furniture in tip-top shape.
Stains on Leather Furniture
One of the biggest enemies to your fine leather upholstered furniture is stains. You can be as careful as you want; there’s no guarantee that you (or perhaps a friend) won’t spill a glass of red wine on that expensive leather sofa. Food and beverage stains aren’t the only things you need to worry about, either; your own natural body oils can also seep into porous leather. While you won’t notice a problem right away, over time the leather will accumulate more and more oil everywhere your skin touches it. After a few months without cleaning, areas like the armrests, footrests, and the area behind your head will begin to darken, leaving a noticeable outline.
At JMS Enterprises, we recommend getting your leather furniture cleaned 2-3 times per year for best results. We utilize only the gentlest cleansers designed specifically for delicate leather furniture so your upholstery gets cleaned without damaging it.
Preventing Dried Out Leather
Once your leather furniture is all clean, the job’s not done. Without proper conditioning, it will lose its suppleness and become dried out. After a year or two without conditioning, it will begin to crack, especially in areas that see a lot of contacts. Eventually, those cracks will get bigger until they split open and expose the padding underneath. At that point, you might as well just put that couch out on the curb because it’s done for!
If you want to prevent your fine leather furniture from ending up in the trash heap, you’ll need to apply a leather conditioner specially formulated for leather upholstery. This will lock in the natural moisture of your leather, keeping it soft and supple. A good leather conditioner will also provide some degree of protection against wear and tear, future stains, and UV damage. That way, you can protect your investment and keep it looking great for years to come.
If you’re interested in getting the most out of your leather upholstered furniture, regular cleaning and conditioning is a good idea. JMS Enterprises has been trusted by the residents of Bucks County, PA, Montgomery County, PA, and surrounding areas since 1973, so you know you can trust us to treat your leather with the respect it deserves. Call us today at (215) 706-0188 to get your free estimate on leather cleaning and all the other services we offer like carpet cleaning, air duct cleaning, area rug cleaning, water damage restoration, and more. Don’t wait; call us for your leather cleaning needs today!