What Makes The Couch The Dirtiest Thing In Your Home

Apr 18, 2019 | Healthy Home, Upholstery Cleaning

gray couch in living room

Think about where you spend the most time relaxing, watching tv, eating, or entertaining guests. Chances are, your answer is… the couch.


It’s easy to understand why this is one of the most-loved spots to hang out at home. However, let’s take a minute to talk about how unclean most couches actually are.  



Most People Don’t Clean Their Couches Often Enough


In a recent survey, the Hygiene Council discovered that 61% of people have either never professionally cleaned or cleaned their sofas. Additionally, those who have, reported only doing so once or twice since owning their furniture.


The average family spends even more time on the couch than they do in their beds. So why is it so much harder to remember to clean the couch compared to our sheets or our clothes?


Can you imagine never washing your dirty socks, towels, or bedsheets? No way! Consider how you probably use these items far less compared to how often you sit or lay on the couch. The fact that we almost never professionally clean our furniture is kind of a shocking thought, right?



The Nasty Things Found on Almost Every Couch


In another recent study, Express found that the average couch contains more dust than a toilet seat. Yikes. Pretty gross to think that your favorite place to take naps and watch movies is more of a hazard than where you use the bathroom.


dust and allergens thrive and spread on soft upholstery fibers. Plus, things like harsh chemicals and traces of urine and feces are commonly extracted from furniture.



Furniture and Upholstery Cleaning on Oahu, Hawaii


Your skin might be crawling now, but we do have a solution! Chem-Dry offers all-natural solutions to solve your dirty couch woes.


Malama ‘Aina Chem-Dry helps customers throughout Oahu, Hawaii. This is all accomplished with an ECOLOGO Certified solution and a method that uses less moisture and is safe for your kids and pets.


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94-1010 Leihaku Street
Waipahu, HI 96797

Phone: (808) 371-8874

Email: keliir@malamaainachemdry.com

Website: malamaainachemdry.com

Service Area:

Serving all of Oahu, including: Honolulu, Waipahu, Pearl City, Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Mililani, Waipio, and the surrounding areas.

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Mon-Sun: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm

*Based on results of studies conducted by independent laboratories of the Chem-Dry HCE (Hot Carbonating Extraction) and P.U.R.T. (Pet Urine Removal Treatment). Allergens tested were dog and cat dander and dust mite matter. Pet odor results based on testing with the most common odor sources found in dog and cat urine. Figures are an average across multiple tests.