As Part of Your Leather Furniture Care it is important to Avoid these 5 Leather Mistakes:
Heat and Sunlight:
The position of furniture in a living room is often done with a thought towards convenience and the best way it looks in a room. But if you've placed a piece of leather furniture near to heating vents or any type of heating unit, then you risk damage to your leather furniture. Heating vents, radiators, and space heaters can dry out and ruin leather furniture with prolonged exposure. In addition, exposure to sunlight can fade and damage your leather furniture as well.
Printed Materials on Leather:
Magazines and newspapers can bleed onto leather furniture when left in contact. Unfortunately, you may end up with an extra copy of the print that you would never have wanted.
Infrequent Turning and Fluffing of Cushions:
Because leather is great for holding its shape, owners are often a little more negligent in fluffing and turning their cushions. Wrinkles that develop in leather couches can be impossible to fully fix. The best bet for owners of leather couches is to turn and fluff cushions weekly.
Forgetting to Dust:
Leather furniture needs to be dusted weekly. Some great options is to use a dry microfiber cloth or use the brush attachment on their vacuum cleaner.
Using Cleaners That Aren't Appropriate:
Most of the time a dry cloth, or cloth and lukewarm water are all that is needed. Leather owners should avoid soaps and detergents, sprays, oils, and polishes that may damage their leather furniture. Follow manufacturer's instructions carefully and when in doubt, call in the professionals.
There are several types of leathers and finishes and no two should be treated and cared for exactly the same. So, those one-type-cleans-all, do-it-yourself cleaning products can actually create more harm than good. Our Certified Technicians at Victoria Carpet Care are trained to recognize and care for all types of leather. Victoria Carpet Care's Cleaning Specialists are able to respond with custom cleaning techniques and procedures that minimize problems before they arise and return leather furnishings to a clean, sanitary state.
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