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You would be surprised how much life is left in your furniture...

Life for leather furniture in Fort Myers and Naples is tough. The humidity that leaks into homes every time the door is opened can add more strain to the leather furniture you spent your hard earned dollars on. On Sanibel Island, the high salt level in the air makes it near impossible to keep clean leather furniture outside. Many people don't consider the fact that their leather and cloth upholstered furniture can be cleaned and kept up adding years to their life. AmeriClean hand cleans leather and cloth upholstered furniture to help remove caked on dirt, dead skin, pet hair and dander, those dried up spills. Call AmeriClean today to have your furniture looking years younger.

The Breakdown

Leather Furniture Cleaning Process

Beware of online "how-to" websites regarding cleaning leather upholstery yourself. Leather upholstery cleaning or leather furniture cleaning is far more complex than regular cloth upholstery cleaning. There are literally dozens of different types of leather, each with it's own specific step-by-step cleaning procedure. If proper procedures are not followed not only will the procedure leave you with leather that hasn't been cleaned, you can also destroy the surface finish and/or damage the color of your leather furniture.

  1. Obviously AmeriClean will need access to your leather upholstered furniture. AmeriClean will make house calls in Fort Myers, Naples, Lehigh Acres, Cape Coral, Bonita Springs, Marco Island and more. If you wish to save some money on your furniture cleaning and you live in Fort Myers (or wherever else is convenient), you can bring your leather furniture to AmeriClean's office in Fort Myers near the corner of Fowler and Winkler. Our savings will be passed on to you.
  2. Once AmeriClean has access to your leather furniture upholstery, first and foremost they need to identify the type of leather you have and which type of tanning/dying procedures were used in the production of your leather furniture. This is important to proper leather furniture cleaning because many different leathers look and feel similar yet require a vastly different leather cleaning process to clean and treat them.
  3. Once AmeriClean has determined which leather you have we can then follow the exact steps to properly clean, treat and condition the leather for maximum results.

upholstery cleaningLeather cleaning is done by hand, our system is approved by all manufacturers. We can do Leather auto interiors as well. Upholstery cleaning falls into two major categories. Water base clean, or dry-clean. Water base cleaning is the most widely used and the most cost effective. If a material is water base cleanable, then that’s the best choice. Darker colors and rough textured materials are two of the major indicators of a water base cleanable material.

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White, off white, cream colored, smooth or polished surface finishes are strong indicators of a dry-clean only material. If you notice a halo, shadow, or a ring where a spill dried strangely this too would be indicate that a water base cleaning would not be recommended. Severe water staining, shrinkage, etc. can permanently damage your furniture. So, if it’s not water base cleanable be sure to have it dry-cleaned.


Is your car interior looking less than stellar? We can steam clean the seats, carpet, clean the leather. We can give you that new car smell & feel all over again. Call us.

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Be Cautious of Green Cleaning Products

First, even though ingredients are not always listed, check the label carefully. Some manufacturers can be so insidious that while they claim to be natural, safe, biodegradable or green, it may simply be that their original product has been repackaged in a biodegradable container. That's not entirely what you had in mind when you bought it, was it? 

Others may tout the claim that they're free of CFC's. But CFC's have been banned for decades, so who cares?  Some natural cleaners still contain petroleum distillates such as benzene, or 1,4 dioxane, both of which can cause cancer, not to mention the fact that they come from a non-renewable resource (oil) which is, in and of itself, far from eco-friendly.   So while ingredients may not be listed on labels, if you do see any of the following, these are red flags that the product is potentially dangerous: 

  • Phosphates – cause algae proliferation in bodies of water, killing marine life
  • Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE's) – cause reproductive defects, liver and kidney damage
  • Phthalates – cause sperm damage and reproductive defects in boys
  • Ammonia
  • Chlorine
  • Ethanolamines
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOC's), including 1,4-dichlorobenzene – cause nose and throat irritation, dizziness, asthma
  • Glycol ethers
  • Formaldehyde

How to Know That You Are Cleaning "Green."

Eco LabelsAre the proclamations of "natural" and "green" true? One of the trickiest aspects of evaluating the greenness of cleaners is the lack of federal oversight. Manufacturers have no legal obligation to list the ingredients in their entirety since doing so might reveal trade secrets. With more than 80,000 chemical compounds cleared for commercial purposes in the United States, the EPA only requires manufacturers to warn of toxicity. That means your all-natural X Brand cleanser may be slipping in some harmful chemical cousins under the radar. Companies cannot legally mislead consumers about the contents of their products, but there isn't a regulatory agency that defines what meets green standards. Instead, they can voluntary submit their products for review by the EPA's Design for Environment, Green Seal or other eco-labeling organizations for a stamp of approval.

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Ecolabels, or third-party seals of approvals, are one of the best bets right now for deciding which household goods are truly green. The Global Ecolabelling Network defines products with ecolabels, not only better for the environment than competitors, but meet more rigorous criteria. To determine a product's worth, these third parties not only evaluate the substances, but also compare it to other market competitors. The EPA and Green Seal also have special ecolabels such as the EcoLogo that indicates no known carcinogens or mutagens among the ingredients. If you don't see a third-party stamp on the packaging, check out the list of ingredients. Many times, the closer you get to au naturalé, the more likely they truly are “green.”