Professional Leather Cleaning

Leather upholstery cleaning in San Francisco

Leather Cleaning You Can Trust

North American Chem-Dry is proud to offer leather furniture cleaning and maintenance in San Francisco that you can trust. Over time, body oils, perspiration, skin acids, and other soils can work their way into leather furniture, causing it to look worn and even damaging the leather. It’s important to regularly clean leather; however, many cleaning products are not appropriate for leather and may break down leather finishes, leading to dryness and cracking. Chem-Dry leather products are safe and effective for your leather furniture. With regular cleaning by North American Chem-Dry’s leather specialists, you can prevent undue wear and keep your leather furniture looking great for years to come. Don’t settle for less than the best.

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Causes of Leather Deterioration

-Oils and Grease: Body oils from both humans and animals attach and hold onto leather. Hair and hand oils especially are easily transferred to the head cushions and armrests of the furniture and can cause serious damage to the protective finishes found on leather couches. This oil builds up over time, not becoming noticeable until it’s already caused serious damage. 

-Atmospheric Soils: Think about all of the dust that builds up on a coffee table or bookcase over a week’s time. This same dust is being deposited on your leather. In addition to this dust, there are airborne cooking oils and atmospheric pollutants present, to some degree, in every home. All of this settles onto your leather can cause damage to the upholstery. 

-Common Soils: These soils include the common dirt tracked in from outside along with sand and fibers from plants. The soils hitch a ride on your clothes, shoes, skin, and your pets’ fur and are attached to the leather every time the furniture is used.

-Dyes and Inks: The inks from newsprint in newspapers can easily be transferred onto your leather. Clothing such as denim can transfer dye onto leather in a process called dye transfer. Ink from pens is also often a problem, whether from children doodling on your leather or accidental breakage. 

Scuffs, Scratches, Cuts, and Fading

Over the life of your furniture, you are bound to experience some of the common problems associated with all leather furniture, such as scratches, nicks, or fading. Our Chem-Dry Certified Technicians are trained to address these problems. North American Chem-Dry has access to 60 stock pigment colors similar to the ones used in the tanning process to repair the inevitable scrape or scratch on protected leathers. We can also revitalize color on sensitive aniline leathers that other cleaners in San Francisco can’t.

How Often Should I Clean My Leather Furniture?

A regular cleaning schedule including professional cleaning 4 times a year is recommended by leather specialists.

In between professional cleanings you can maintain the health and beauty of your leather furniture by cleaning with Chem-Dry Soft Cleaner and rejuvenating the protection with Chem-Dry Protection Cream. Both products are found in the Chem-Dry Home Leather Care Kit, just ask your chem-dry technician about them the next you have a leather cleaning in San Francisco. 

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