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3 Questions About Caring for Leather Furniture After Fire Damage

9/29/2022 (Permalink)

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f you’re wondering how to properly care for leather after it's been affected by fire damage, you’ve come to the right place! SERVPRO® of Central Oklahoma City has some helpful tips that could save your personal or professional belongings.

How Can Leather Be Cleaned?

When it comes to cleaning, leather upholstery typically needs to be dusted and vacuumed on a weekly basis. You can wipe it down with a dry microfiber cloth, or a damp cloth if the dust is thicker. Remember to never, ever use a soaking wet cloth on your leather upholstery. Use your vacuum’s cleaning attachment to vacuum corners, nooks, and crannies in leather furniture. It’ll do wonders!

How Often Should Leather Be Conditioned?

 After that first step, comes conditioning. Leather conditioning is just as important as leather cleaning! Leather furniture should be conditioned once to twice a year, depending on the amount of wear and tear it endures on a daily basis, and quickly it’s drying out.

What Causes Leather to Dry Out?

Leather is similar to our skin, which needs to stay moisturized in order to remain healthy and in good condition. What causes leather to dry out? Well, if your sofa or chair is near an air vent, or a sunny window, it could dry out and fade quicker than if it were placed away from the vent/window (or if the window were covered).

SERVPRO®? of Central Oklahoma City has experience with cleaning, conditioning, and caring for leather furniture! Especially after fire damage and water damage. If your furniture is in need of a little bit of tender loving care, don’t be afraid to contact SERVPRO®? of Central Oklahoma City. We can clean and restore your leather to its original condition, and you’ll love the results! Our motto is to make this disaster feel “Like It Never Even Happened.”

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