It’s probably part of your routine to clean the bathroom, sanitize kitchen cabinets, or wash your bed sheets. But when was the last time you cleaned your couch? If you’re like the average person, the answer is probably a long time ago, if ever.
Furniture and upholstery can easily be overlooked. The scary part is, it’s often dirtier and filled with more bacteria than any of these other areas you regularly clean.
Even when couches and other upholstery appear clean, they can be crawling with some pretty gross and dangerous things.
What’s Hiding In A Dirty Couch?
Here are just a few of the most common contaminants found in the average household couch.
Dust Mites And Allergens
Soft furniture is an ideal nesting grounds for dust mites. Their feces and shed skins can easily be inhaled and are among the most common triggers for asthma or other respiratory issues. A variety of other allergens are also often found in upholstery—like pet hair, dander, pollen, and more.
Having your upholstery cleaned about twice each year can help keep allergens under control. Professional upholstery cleaning from Chem-Dry removes 98% of allergens from carpet and upholstery, making your home safer and healthier.
Viruses And Bacteria
Bacteria spreads rampantly on furniture from bodies, spills, airborne contaminants, and more. These germs are then easily transported throughout the home.
Chem-Dry can help by cleaning and sanitizing your upholstery. Our process removes 89% of airborne bacteria and improves indoor air quality.
Soft upholstery fibers absorb moisture and are a breeding ground for mold and mildew to grow. Mold can cause a variety of respiratory issues and other illnesses if not treated properly.
That’s why it’s crucial to keep upholstery clean and dry, and use an upholstery cleaning method that requires less moisture and dries faster.
Grease And Oils
It’s inevitable that our bodies will transport oils and grease onto upholstery fibers. These spots attract dirt and bacteria like powerful magnets and can quickly evolve into health-threatening danger zones.
Harmful Chemicals And Particles
Upholstery fibers soak up just about anything—like dust, cleaning chemicals, paint, harmful gasses, and more. Your bodies is then exposed to these chemicals every time you relax on your couches and other furniture.
Chem-Dry’s proprietary, green-certified cleaning solution not only removes harmful chemicals but doesn’t leave behind any residue as most other toxic cleaning solutions do. Additionally, without dirt-attracting soap residue, your upholstery stays cleaner, longer!
Upholstery Cleaning In Henrietta, New York
If it makes you squeamish to think about all the nasty things that could be hiding in your couch, that’s ok! You don’t have to tackle the job alone.
Chem-Dry of Rochester & The Finger Lakes is ready to help you have a cleaner, safer, healthier home with our premier upholstery cleaning services.
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