How Often To Clean Your Couch & Upholstery
Summer is here and so is…summer cleaning? You can open your windows, enjoy that warm air, and start all those projects you have been putting off. However, if you are kicking off your cleaning schedule don’t forget the dirtiest thing in your home: your couch.
Gross! So why is your couch the dirtiest? Well, most people regularly vacuum their carpets, sweep their kitchen floors, and wipe down their counters. However, there is dust and bacteria building up on our couches that most people just simply forget about!
Why Dirty Furniture Harms Your Health
Your couches and upholstered furniture acts as a sponge or air filter in your home. It traps the allergens in the air and the bacteria and dirt that settles in the soft fibers. This sponge helps our air temporarily stay clean until our couches become so full it causes health risks when we sit, lay, or use the couch.
Just imagine all the time your family spends on your couch. Your upholstered furniture has come into contact with your spills, dirty clothes, and other germs tracked into your home. Don’t forget the animal hair, urine, and feces that can be on your couch if you have animals in the home, which can be hazardous for your health.
All of these factors can impact the indoor air quality in our homes, trigger allergies, and make us sick.
How Often You Should Have Your Upholstery Cleaned
Your furniture should be vacuumed and spot cleaned regularly. However, the big question is how often should your furniture be deep cleaned.
This is not to say regular cleaning is not important! In fact, it can remove dust and preserve your furniture. When dust sits on your couches it can wear down the fabric fibers over time. Spot cleaning also keeps the stains down on your couches.
However, the truly disgusting part of your couch lies beneath the surface. Without professional upholstery cleaning, your couch will continue to hold bacteria and germs inside. To keep your home healthy, it is recommended your couches and upholstered furniture be cleaned once or twice a year. If there are children or animals in your house, that increases to every 3-4 months.
Professional Upholstery Cleaning Is Necessary
Don’t forget to routinely vacuum and spot clean your couches! And especially don’t forget to sanitize and have your upholstery cleaned by professionals. Temecula Valley Chem-Day can remove bacteria and allergens deep-down with our non-toxic solutions and no excess moisture.
You can trust us to use the best cleaning method for your upholstery fabric—leaving you with a home that’s drier, cleaner, and healthier.
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