While cleanliness and sanitation is a priority for most business owners, many don’t realize the impact that worn or damaged furniture can have on the health of their customers and employees. Many people mistakenly believe that damaged seating is impossible to fix and will spend thousands of dollars replacing it; however, furniture repair is a cost-effective alternative that provides long-lasting protection for surfaces from surface damaging bacteria, viruses, fungi and mold that can be a source of cross-contamination and lead to illness. Creative Colors International (CCI) – the leader in affordable on-site repair, reconditioning, cleaning, protection, and dyeing of leather, vinyl, plastic and fabric – helps business owners keep their businesses healthy as their services reduce the amount of germs at a time when people are most susceptible to illness.
“With all the other costs involved in running a business, the last thing business owners should have to worry about is replacing worn or lightly damaged furniture,” said Mark J. Bollman, President of CCI. “Taking the time to clean and protect furniture will help business owners maximize their investment while proactively protecting surfaces from germs and bacteria that are inevitable in any commercial setting.”
The team of experts at CCI recommends the following techniques to enhance and prolong the life and health of furniture.
• Cleaning: All leather needs to be wet dusted routinely to minimize the accumulation of dirt, dust and germs. Wet dusting is the simple process of taking a white cloth towel, immersing it in warm, clean water, wringing out as much water as possible, and wiping down the leather material. To remove stains, wash gently using a homemade solution of 10 parts water to one part ivory liquid dish soap. Allow wet or damp leather to air dry naturally, away from any source of heat.
• Cleaning: Vinyl can easily be cleaned with water and a few drops of ivory dish soap. If this does not remove the spill, wipe the area with baking soda on a damp rag then rinse with dishwashing detergent. Baking soda is gentler on vinyl than oil-based cleaners, which will cause the vinyl to harden. It's important to completely dry the area after cleaning. If an excessive amount of water is left on too long, it could soak through and damage the vinyl.
For more information on CCI and the services offered nationwide, visit www.wecanfixthat.com.
About Creative Colors International
Launched in 1991, the Creative Colors International (CCI) franchise system was created through its affiliate, J&J’s Creative Colors, the original industry leader in refurbishment techniques and systems. J&J’s Creative Colors was founded in 1980 by Jim and JoAnn Foster. Today, both companies continue to be family-owned and operated by the second generation Foster family. Catering to the abundance of upholstered items in every home, business and vehicle, CCI is the ultimate in on-site repair, restoration, cleaning, protection, and dyeing of leather, vinyl, plastic and fabric. Through proprietary technology, CCI restores damaged seats at a fraction of replacement costs, saving customers up to 90 percent. CCI repairs are stronger than the original area and are nearly invisible to the naked eye. In the Automotive, Furniture and Commercial Markets, CCI offers on-site repair and restoration to all types of leather, vinyl, fabric, plastic and carpeting by repairing and redyeing holes, cuts, tears, burns, scrapes, fading and discoloration. For more information on CCI’s services and franchise opportunities, visit www.wecanfixthat.com.