We’re also here to remind you that your costume isn’t the only thing “hiding” something this year—dangerous contaminants in your couch and upholstery could be affecting your health.
Furniture cleaning is often overlooked until the couch or upholstery become noticeably dirty. But because we spend so much time on our couch and the average person cleans theirs less than once a year, that actually makes it one of the dirtiest items in our homes.
Can you guess what 5 creepy things could be lurking in your furniture even when it appears to be clean? Let’s take a look!
What Can Be Found In Your Dirty Couch
These 5 dangerous things are commonly found on the couch of an average household.
#1 – Viruses And Bacteria
With the amount of time we spend lounging on the couch, it’s not difficult to see how a lot of germs can end up there—even more so if there are children or animals in the home.
Germs and viruses stick to the soft fibers of our furniture, spread to and from our bodies, and are transported all around our homes. Professional upholstery cleaning twice a year will help keep the spread of germs and illnesses at bay.
#2 – Dust Mites And Allergens
Dust mites and allergens thrive in the soft fibers of our furnishing. When dead mites, their feces, and their shredded skins are inhaled, our airways can be damaged and asthma and allergies can be triggered.
Upholstery cleaning twice a year from Chem-Dry (or every 3-4 months if you have indoor pets) can remove 98% of allergens from carpet and upholstery and 89% of airborne bacteria. This can significantly improve the indoor air quality of your home.
#3 – Mold And Mildew
Warm, wet climates combined with spongy, soft upholstery create the perfect spot for mold and mildew to thrive. This is significantly more likely if too much water is used in the upholstery cleaning process.
#4 – Grease And Oils
Body oils and sticky fingers deposit onto our furniture every day. These greasy, oily spots attract dirt, increase the appearance of stains, and provide magnet-like areas for germs to attach to.
It’s pretty much impossible to stop the accumulation of grease and oil on your upholstery. But professional upholstery cleaning at least twice a year will help regulate these germ-collecting areas and keep them from getting out of hand.
#5 – Dangerous Particles And Chemicals
Whatever is floating around in the atmosphere of your home will surely end up on your furniture fibers. This could be chemicals from cleaning supplies, paint particles, and inevitably, dust and outdoor contaminants.
To keep these health-hazards off of the surfaces where you sit every day, trust Chem-Dry. Our non-toxic, green-certified cleaning solutions can remove these unwanted contaminants from your furniture in a way that’s safe for your family and the environment.
A Healthy Home With Professional Upholstery Cleaning
If you’re like us, your skin might crawl to think of what’s really on a dirty couch. But don’t be spooked—Malama ‘Aina Chem-Dry can help!