LEATHER CLEANINGLeather cleaning in Fort Smith and the Surrounding Areas
Preserve Leather Furniture with Elmer’s Chem-Dry
At Elmer’s Chem-Dry, we know leather furniture is an investment. That’s why we’ve worked tirelessly to ensure that our cleaning processes will clean and renew your leather furniture without harming it. We take pride in specializing in leather cleaning and restoration in Fort Smith!
What Harms Leather Furniture?
Over time, body oils, perspiration and other contaminants work their way into your leather furniture. Many leather cleaning products on the market are not suitable or effective for cleaning leather. In fact, some store-bought or DIY cleaning products may actually break down leather finishes, leading to dryness and cracking. Fortunately, our leather cleaning service is safe and extremely effective for cleaning and restoring your furniture.
The 4 Main Causes of Leather Deterioration
1. Oils & Grease
Body oils from humans and animals attach and hold onto leather. Hair and hand oils are easily transferred to the head cushions and arm rests of the furniture. These oils can cause serious damage to the protective finishes found on leather.
3. Common Soils
Common soils include the 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 they attach to the leather every time the furniture is used.
2. Atmospheric Soils
Consider all the dust that builds up on a coffee table or desk over a week’s time. This same dust is being deposited on your leather! Plus, airborne cooking oils and atmospheric pollutants end up on your leather furniture as well.
2. Dyes & Ink
Did you know that the ink from newsprint in newspapers can stain leather? Clothes, such as denim, can also transfer dye onto leather in a process called dye transfer. The direct ink from a leaky pen or the aspiring toddler artist can’t be forgotten either!
Dealing with Scuffs, Scratches, Cuts, and Fading
It’s inevitable that your leather couch, loveseat, or chair will experience some of the common problems associated with leather furniture. Luckily, our leather furniture cleaning in Fort Smith addresses these issues. Our trained technicians will sit down with you, assess the damage, and then explain our process before cleaning and restoring your leather furniture. We have 60 stock pigment colors similar to the ones used in the tanning process, so we can effectively repair scrapes or scratches on your leather. We also have the ability to revitalize color on sensitive aniline leathers!
Clean & Restore Your Leather Furniture
How Often Should I Clean My Leather?
It’s recommended that your leather furniture get a professional cleaning 1-2 times per year. In between professional leather cleanings, you can maintain the health and beauty of your leather furniture by cleaning it with Chem-Dry Soft Cleaner® and protecting it with Chem-Dry Protection Cream®. Both products are found in the Chem-Dry Home Leather Care Kit® available at Elmer’s Chem-Dry.
1533 N Greenwood Ave
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901
Phone: (479) 646-8800
We accept all major forms of payment.
Serving all of Crawford & Sebastian County, Arkansas including: Fort Smith, Van Buren, Greenwood, Alma, Barling, White Bluff, Lavaca, Bloomer, Mountainburg, and the surrounding areas.
We also serve Muldrow, Roland, Sallisaw, and Poteau, Oklahoma.
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Sun: 12:00 am - 12:00 pm
*Based on results of studies conducted by independent laboratories of Chem-Dry’s Hot Carbonating Extraction process. Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite allergen. All bacteria results include use of sanitizer. Figures are an average across multiple homes. Hard surface bacteria tests were based on independent lab testing associated with EPA registration #s 84683-3-74771 and 70385-6; sealed stone and VCT surfaces were evaluated and bacteria tested include salmonella, influenza and E. coli.