Did you know that in the average home, the couch is one of the dirtiest items? As nasty as it sounds, it’s true. Consider how we often remember to scrub bathrooms, mop floors, or change bedsheets, yet how easy it is to forget sanitizing furniture and upholstery.
Here’s a look at the risks of pushing furniture and upholstery cleaning to the backburner, as well as our professional recommendation for how often is really necessary to schedule a professional cleaning.
The Dangers Of Dirty Furniture And Upholstery
Couches, carpet, and other soft furnishings are like filters in our homes that trap bacteria, dirt, dust, and anything that lands on them, then redistributes these contaminants onto our bodies and into the air we breathe. This is especially concerning if you think about how much time you and your loved ones spend lounging on the couch or other furniture, plus the fact that most people have these surfaces cleaned less than once each year.
While it’s easy to assume that the occasional vacuuming or spot cleaning might do the trick, this simply isn’t the case for furniture and upholstery. This is true for even the cleanest of homes.
If there are pets in the home, the dangers are even worse, as couches and furniture quickly fill up with hair, dandruff, dirt, and even urine and feces.
How Often To Have Your Upholstery Cleaned
The bottom line is, your furniture can become disgustingly dangerous quickly—even long before it looks noticeably dirty—so staying on top of routine professional cleanings is essential.
Be sure to spot clean and vacuum your upholstery each week. As for deep cleaning, start by looking at the manufacturer’s recommendations for your specific piece of furniture. Keep in mind it’s a standard rule of thumb to professionally clean your furniture at least once each year, or at least every six months if there are pets in your home.
Furniture And Upholstery Cleaning In Omaha, Nebraska
When done right, upholstery cleaning can help you get years more out of your furniture, plus help protect and promote the health and well-being of your family.
Chem-Dry furniture and upholstery cleaning gives you the deepest clean with a method that dries quickly, removes allergens and bacteria, and is safe for your family and pets. Get started today with M.S. Chem-Dry!