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FURNITURE INDOOR CARE TIPS from the American Furniture Manufacturer's Association (AFMA)
Furniture plays an important part in our lives and in our homes.
That is why it is essential to care for our furniture to ensure its longevity and cleanliness.
By using a little common sense, a little patience and some elbow grease, our home furnishings will last several lifetimes.
Here are a few basic tips to keep our home furnishings looking their best:
In the event that your leather is accidentally stained, there are some basic procedures that you need to follow.
A mild solution such as liquid Ivory® soap with distilled water is a good approach for spills that have dried.
Always try the cleaning method in a hidden area first prior to cleaning the stain and always follow the manufacturers recommended cleaning instructions.
Never use saddle soap, abrasive cleanser, furniture polish oil, ammonia, or excess water.
Because there are multiple leather types that require different types of cleaning, please use caution.
Always remember to wipe the stain from the outer edge of the spill to its center to help prevent cleaning rings.
As soon as possible after the spill, blot any excess liquid with a dry cloth or sponge.
If necessary, use distilled, lukewarm water and continue blotting the stain.
Do not rub vigorously. Once the stain has been removed, wipe dry with a clean towel and let air-dry.
If you are unable to remove the stain, consult a professional cleaner.
With minimal care, your leather will provide you with decades of enjoyment.
NOTE: The preceding remedies are in accordance with general cleaning industry procedures.
We cannot guarantee favorable results, and we assume no liability in connection with their use.
Before you try to remove a stain from your upholstered furniture, you need to determine the type of fabric involved.
Most manufacturers will place cleaning codes on the furniture.
Usually you can find this information on the furniture hangtag or on the manufacturer's label.
If not, feel free to contact us and we will do our best to educate you on the best cleaning procedure possible.
The manufacturers' cleaning codes suggest the best methods for cleaning and removing stains.
Here is a reference list of those cleaning codes.
If you are in question, contact the manufacturer for more detailed cleaning instructions.
WS This fabric may be cleaned with water-based cleaning agents and foams, as well as with mild, water-free dry cleaning solvents.
W Use water-based cleaning agents or foams only.
S Use only mild, water-free dry cleaning solvents.
X Do not use foam or liquid agents on this fabric. Vacuum or brush lightly to remove soil.
In the event that you purchased a fabric protection warranty from Becker Furniture, the cleaning and removal of the stain will be done at no cost to you for the period of the warranty.
As the customer you are covered against stains from common household foods and beverages or human and pet bodily fluids for 3 to 5 years depending on the warranty purchased.
If you have further questions about such warranties, please contact us and one of our professional sales associates will assist you.
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