Professional Leather Cleaning

Leather upholstery cleaning in San Francisco

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 in San Francisco, 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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How Often Should I Clean My Leather Furniture?

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

Causes of Leather Deterioration

Here are some of the main causes of leather deterioration. Luckily, regular leather cleaning can save your leather furniture from damage from these sources.

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 to the leather.

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 also being deposited on your leather, it’s just less noticeable. 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 and can cause damage to the upholstery over time.

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 deposited onto 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 denims can transfer dye onto leather in a process called dye transfer. The ink from pens is also often a problem, whether from children doodling on your leather or accidental breakage.


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Regularly scheduled cleaning is especially important for leather furniture. A leather furniture cleaner can remove oil, soil, dirt, and more that might damage your leather before it becomes an issue. They can also often remove stains before they become permanent if called quickly. Moreso than other furniture, leather furniture requires regular maintenance and cleaning in order to stay looking great. Luckily, a good leather furniture cleaner like North American Chem-Dry in San Francisco can extend the life of your leather furniture by years.

Customer Reviews for Our Leather Cleaning Service

“They spent a lot of time working on my messed up couch and it looks a whole lot better now. I was impressed.”

Sara G.

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“North American Chem-Dry came to my condo today to clean my carpets, rugs, and a pretty old but functional recliner chair. Bradley did an awesome job and I am so pleased with the results. Their prices are competitive (I had called around first) and they even have coupons on their website. All my pet stains are completely gone. I was also amazed by how the recliner turned out because its stains were pretty old and now they are gone. Bradley was totally upfront about how old stains on upholstery or carpet may not come out easily and I appreciated his honesty. But in fact, he was able to remove them.”

Linda Z.

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*We only service San Francisco. Please do not call if you live outside of the San Francisco area.

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