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Common Questions | Leather Jackets | Mold or mildew on leather jackets

How Does Leather Cleaning Work?

Our cleaning processes use full immersion. This means that the leather garment is cleaned inside and out by being fully saturated in the dry cleaning solvent or in water. We choose the best and safest method for each leather type. Some leather cleans better in water, some clean better in solvent. That is where our leather experts individually inspect each individual garment to determine which method will work best. 

Does Your Leather Cleaning Services Remove Mold and Mildew?

Once the mold or mildew has been cleaned from the garment, we then have to address any remaining odors. We use active ingredient products to treat mold and mildew in the cleaning process. In most cases, this will remove the odor. We will clean multiple times and treat the the leather multiple times as part of the service, if necessary.

Will I Get Charged Extra for Multiple Cleanings? 

There are no extra charges for multiple cleanings or for the mold and mildew treatment. If the cleaning process does not remove the smell, the garment can then undergo an ozone treatment. This is an odor removal process used for items that have been involved in fire, flood, or similar events.

Is Odor Removal Guaranteed? 

If after all these processes an odor still remains, then it is not likely to come out. We have a high success rate with thousands of customer garments saved throughout the years, however, it's not 100%. For this reason, we cannot guarantee odor removal.

You can send us a photo of your leather so we can provide a free assessment, by using the blue widget in the bottom right corner of your screen. Or feel free to call us at 859.739.0483 or email us at info@leathercareusa.com. We look forward to hearing from you! 

 


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