Cleaning & Maintenance of Sagal products and Fabrics
At Sagal we use a wide range of contract fabrics for our products including brands such as Camira, Svensson, Gabriel, and Fidivi to mention a few of our standard fabric offerings.
As ever cleaning and hygiene of products have always been important, and more so in the light of COVID-19. According to research, the risk of contracting the coronavirus from textiles is low. The World Health Organization states that touching a contaminated surface is not the primary way of spreading the virus. While textiles aren’t the biggest risk factor, we can minimise any risk further through cleaning and disinfection protocols.
In general upholstery fabric should be lightly vacuumed each week and cleaned more thoroughly at least once a year to maintain both its function and appearance.
Furniture Spot & stain removal guide.
Here are a few tips to help you keep your furniture looking splendid; to maximise its longevity and appearance. (In case of doubt, seek the advice of a professional clearer)
- Vacuum regularly – to remove grit and dirt
- Treat stains quickly. Use a damp cloth while they are still fresh.
- Deep clean on an annual basis using professional cleaning services
You will be able to maintain your leather furniture longer by removing spills immediately, dusting regularly and using care and cleaning products designed for leather furniture. Clean with a soft cloth and water using a small amount of mild soap, applying very light pressure and then dry using a soft dry cloth. We remind you that leather is extremely delicate and recommend testing the product on a hidden part and waiting at least 24 hours before proceeding.
- Vacuum regularly
- Keep room humid
- Absorb spills without pressure, do not rub
- Avoid direct exposure to sunlight and heat
- Avoid drying out leather, needs moisture
MELAMINE AND PAINT SHEET METAL
Cleaning to be carried out with damp not wet cloth.
Wash with any type of water-based detergent (eg. Detergents for the
home) or with alcohol diluted in water at 50%.
Cleaning: plastic surfaces usually need to be cleaned with a cloth and water.
We recommend not to use dry cloths that might generate an electrostatic charge that will capture dust. For the most persistent stains, a small amount of liquid soap diluted in water may be used.
AVOID THE USE OF SOLVENTS AND ABRASIVES WOODS
Cleaning: Plywood surfaces need to be cleaned with a cloth and water. We recommend drying immediately after the cleaning process. All liquids or other residue must be removed in order to avoid the absorption of the same.
Usage: Plywood is a natural material you might notice an alteration of the colour shade during time and use. We also remind that plywood cannot bear warm surfaces or high temperatures if placed directly on the wooden top.
- Cleaning Soapy, warm, damp cloth followed by a dry cloth Moisture should not be left on the surface at any time
- Any spillages should be wiped up with a dry cloth straight away – whether hot or cold MARKS Office equipment, faxes, calculators, telephones etc should be placed on a pad. Black rubber pads/feet on the underside may mark the veneer
- Avoid any metal objects on the surfaces as they may scratch. Once a scratch appears it is not possible to remove
- Solvents Tippex, adhesives, nail varnish etc may remove the lacquer from the surface – avoid use of these materials
- Do not place furniture against any heat source – this will dry out the wood and cause shrinking and splitting
- Direct sunlight will increase the ageing process. Some wood will fade, and some will darken. Sunlight only speeds up the process
- Other Wood veneers can crack and split when exposed, over time, too low humidity levels – this is especially true in the case of air conditioning.
DO NOT USE SPRAY AND/OR WAX POLISHES
For more specific cleaning guides and disinfectant usages please refer to our supplier links below.
For further assistance, please get in touch with us