Maintain your leather furniture with the help of our expert upholstery cleaners

Why Chem-Dry Leather Cleaning?

Do you have valuable or sentimental leather furniture in your home? If so, you want experts who can help you maintain your leather and keep it in great shape for years to come. Chem-Dry Windy City is part of the largest carpet and upholstery cleaning business in the world, while still being locally based in Chicago. In order to get the best clean, Chem-Dry has created our own cleaning products that are safe for leather, unlike many on the market. 

Chem-Dry’s leather products are safe and very effective for leather furniture. With our products, scuffs, scratches, and fading can be soothed, cleaned, and revitalized. With regular cleaning from a Chem-Dry leather specialist, you can prevent undue wear and keep your leather furniture looking great for years to come.

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Why Do You Need Leather Cleaning?

Leather furniture is prone to getting dirty and attracting build-up. While you might not notice it at first, over time this build up will discolor and damage your leather furniture. Reguaurl cleaning will prevent this from happening. The most common causes of stains and damage to leather furniture are:

  1. Oils and Grease: Every day, small amounts of body oil from humans and pets are transferred to your leather furniture. Hair and hand oils are most commonly found on head cushions and armrests of the furniture. This can cause serious damage to the protective finishes found on leather couches.
  2. Atmospheric Soils: Think about how much dust builds up on a coffee table or desk over time. This same dust is also being deposited on your leather, though it might be harder to detect. In addition to this dust, there are airborne cooking oils and atmospheric pollutants present, to some degree, in every home.
  3. Common Soils: These soils include the common dirt tracked in from outside along with sand and fibers from plants. The fibers are brought in the home by adults, kids, and pets and attach to the leather every time the furniture is used.
  4. Dyes and Inks: There are many ways ink and dye might end on your furniture. Inks from newsprint in newspapers can readily be deposited on leather. Clothes with dark dyes such as denims can transfer dye onto the leather. Don’t forget about kids with a pen or marker doodling on the furniture. 

Repairing Damaged Leather

Leather furniture is also prone to scratches, nicks, cuts and other small damage. Our Chem-Dry technicians have been trained in handling leather issues of all kinds. We have access to 60 stock pigment colors similar to the ones used in the tanning process to repair scratches on protected leathers with an accurate color match. We can also revitalize color on sensitive aniline leathers.

How Often Should I Clean My Leather Furniture?

Leather furniture needs to be cleaned regularly. You should be regularly dusting and vacuuming your furniture. You should also have your leather cleaned by a professional like Chem-Dry Windy City every 6-12 months.

Between professional cleanings, you can maintain your leather furniture by using 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. Ask us more about it the next time we’re cleaning your leather furniture. 

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We provide superior leather furniture cleaning in Chicago and the surrounding area. Call us today to book your appointment!


We provide superior residential and commercial carpet and upholstery cleaning services throughout the greater Chicago metro area including: Northern Cook County, Lake County, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Evanston, Glenview, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Oak Park, Park Ridge, River Grove, Skokie, Wheaton, Wilmette, Winnetka, Schaumburg and the surround communities.

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