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Baby wipes are very handy in a number of situations. However, there are some times when these helpful cleaners should be avoided at all costs. The main situation in which you should not rush to grab a baby wipe is when something stains your leather upholstery and here is why.

Baby wipes are essentially pieces of cloth that have been soaked in chemicals that allow them to remain moist, while also clean effectively. The detergents in the wipes allow for a quick clean up, which is often very helpful. However, baby wipes are likely to contain the following: Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Citrate and various acids. Combined with the alcohol in the wipes, these chemicals can damage something like a leather sofa cushion very easily. When these chemicals come into contact with the leather they are ultimately going to break down the lacquer finish that protects the color of the leather, as well as the quality.

If you need to clean your leather, remember to always use a cleaning agent that is specifically designed to keep your leather in tact. Or better yet, hire a professional cleaning company to take care of your leather upholstery so that you can make sure you never do anything to compromise your furniture’s look or feel.

Fresh Start Cleaning Service of Daphne has the expertise to clean all the upholstery in your home. After all, wouldn’t you rather be safe than sorry? Call us today to get a quote on our upholstery cleaning services.