The Best Tips for Caring for Furniture

Cleaning Austin Texas

Cleaning Austin Texas

Furniture looks wonderful in our homes and offices, and it can last a long time if treated and cared for properly. If you’ve recently purchased leather upholstered furniture and you’re a bit lost when it comes to caring for it, you’re in luck! Because today we have a few great tips for cleaning, conditioning, and caring for your leather upholstery. We hope they’re helpful!

 

Dusting

 

It’s important to keep your leather furniture clean, so every couple of weeks, use a clean, white cloth to dust your furniture. A light colored cloth will help you determine how dirty the leather is. To clean off accumulated dirt use a slightly damp cloth, but first, do a test run in an inconspicuous area on the furniture- just in case the leather absorbs the moisture. It’s also important to blot spills, instead of rubbing them; we don’t want to spread the moisture around!

 

Conditioning

 

Use a leather conditioner every six months to one year. Like our skin, leather can dry out easily and needs to be conditioned periodically! You can purchase specially formulated conditioners- but first check your furniture’s label for important instructions!

 

What NOT To Do

 

There are certain things we shouldn’t do when it comes to caring for leather furniture. For example, we shouldn’t use harsh cleaning solutions, ammonia, or detergents. We also should avoid using sharp objects near leather, as it tends to scratch easily! Arts and crafts should stay at the table, not on the couch. It’s also wise to avoid placing printed materials on leather; it absorbs the dyes too easily!

 

Call the Steam Team for Your Leather’s Needs


The Steam Team has plenty of experience when it comes to treating leather upholstery! Don’t be afraid to give us a call if your furniture needs a deep cleaning, or conditioning. We’re always happy to help out!

Rugs & Upholstery: Cleaned Right the First Time

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Area Rug Cleaning in Austin

Your leather sofa and recliner could be your favorite pieces of furniture in the living room, but maybe they’re the most difficult to clean and maintain. While leather looks beautiful in our home, it can dirty itself up quite quickly (especially with small children and/or pets), and the cleaning process can be very specific. Fortunately, The Steam Team is here to take care of your needs when it comes to leather upholstery cleaning!

 

A Bit of Water, a Bit of  Heat, Results Like Magic!

 

Steam cleaning is preferred among homeowners for more than one reason, but one reason is that it’s perfectly safe for the environment, the pets, and the family members. All we’ll use on your furniture is water, heat, and the consequential steam that arises from these two ingredients. It works like magic!

 

Over time, the oils in your leather furniture that usually keep it looking fancy will evaporate and dry out. This means that regular cleaning and conditioning is necessary to keep your furniture looking like new! The Steam Team can effectively and efficiently remove dirt, grease, and debris from your leather furniture, and then condition it to restore it to its like-new condition. And the best part? ‘We’ll clean it correctly the very first time.

 

More on Furniture

 

Your leather furniture should be conditioned every six to twelve months, just to be on the safe side. It’s also important to avoid using commercial cleaning products, as they could harm the material or dry it out faster. Clean spills with a clean, soft cloth- and preferably as soon as they happen. Don’t let them absorb into your upholstery!


For more information on leather cleaning, conditioning, and other cleaning and restoration projects, visit our website today! If you need rug cleaning in Austin, Tx call us today.