If keeping a clean and healthy home is a priority for you, here’s a fact you should know: the dirtiest thing in your home is most likely your couch.
Why is that? It is because we typically remember to sweep and mop our floors, wipe down our counters, and clean our bathrooms, but we forget about our couches and furniture! This is actually where most of the dust and dust in our homes settle.
Why Dirty Furniture Is A Health Hazard
Our families spend so much time on our couches, especially compared to how often we clean them. Over time dust, body oils, spills, dirty clothes, and more deposit dirt onto your couch where they are then spread throughout your home.
If there are animals in the home, the health risks increase even more. Upholstery attracts hair, dandruff, dirt, feces, and urine like a magnet.
When we have pets in the home, the health risks can increase even more. Upholstery attracts hair, dandruff, dirt, feces, and urine like a magnet. All of these different factors can impact the indoor air quality in our homes, trigger allergies, and make us sick.
How Often You Should Have Your Upholstery Cleaned
There is a big difference between using a regular vacuum or spot cleaning compared to deep furniture cleaning.
When you surface clean you can remove some dust and other harmful particles. It can also help reduce surface dirt that can wear down upholstery fibers over time. Visible stains can also be reduced with spot cleaning as they appear.
What you may not know is that there is often times much more than meets the eye. The biggest risks are typically what we can’t see, those deep-down dust and allergens that can’t be eliminated without professional cleaning equipment.
If you are wanting to maintain a healthy home, you should have your furniture professionally cleaned at least once or twice a year. If you have animals or children in the home, you should have your upholstery cleaned every 3-4 months.
Professional Upholstery Cleaning Is Necessary
Deep upholstery cleaning is a must to keep your home fresh and clean! Regular vacuuming and spot cleaning are great but be sure to bring in a professional every once in a while. Chem-Dry can remove deep down dust and allergens with non-toxic solutions and no excess moisture.
You can trust Chem-Dry of Des Moines to use the best cleaning method for your upholstery fabric, making sure your home stays healthy and clean.