Janssen’s 6 Step Leather Cleaning
- Step 1: Pre-Service Inspection
A certified Janssen’s technician will assess not only the soiling severity and type, but will also be astute with learning what type of leather you have. Is it protected or not? What types of cleaners may damage your leather? A full examination is performed followed by a qualified professional’s recommendations on the best plan of action.
- Step 2: Dry Soil Removal
Leather can be very sensitive but dry particulate soil such as lint, dust, and debris must be removed from the leather along with any hair or surplus food stains before any cleaning can be done. Janssen’s technicians use the most efficient tools available for this service, while maintaining thorough attention to safety both for your home and your leather.
- Step 3: Soil Suspension
After all dry soil is removed, generally left behind will be a varied amount of embedded soils. Our technicians will determine the type of soiling, and the most effective pre-treatments which can be safely applied to your furniture. After application of pre-conditioners and spotters, agitation in the form of a gentle scrub with a cotton bonnet is spread over the whole piece to loosen all embedded soils for easier removal.
- Step 4: Soil Removal
Soil removal must be accomplished by wiping with a dry, absorbent towel, rotating it frequently and changing towels often so as to avoid redistribution of the soil. This process is repeated until no more soil transfer appears on the surface of the towel or until no more additional cleaning is beneficial.
- Step 5: Conditioning
As you may be aware, some cleaning procedures, though effective at removing soil, can remove some of the natural oils in the leather. Janssen’s takes care to apply moisturizing products to your leather after cleaning to maintain the leather’s pliability and integrity.
- Step 6: Grooming
Protected leathers in particular can often be left looking dull after a cleaning. Following a conditioning, Janssen’s technicians use cotton bonnets and sof towels to buff the entire exterior of your leather to restore its shine.