4 Gross Things Hiding In The Average Household Couch

Jun 29, 2021 | Allergen & Dust Removal, General Cleaning Tips, Upholstery Cleaning

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We scrub our bathrooms, vacuum floors, and wipe down kitchen counters on the regular. But when was the last time you cleaned your couch?


Have you ever wondered why some areas in the home are easy to keep clean, but the couch isn’t one of them? 


Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who overlooks this most-used item in the home. But learning what nasty dangers likely live in your couch can help motivate you to keep your upholstery clean.


#1 – Allergens And Dust Mites


Dust mites (and their shed skins and feces) thrive in soft upholstery fibers. As if this isn’t gross enough, these can irritate our airways and cause allergies, asthma, and other serious respiratory issues.


Having your upholstery cleaned once or twice a year can keep these allergens under control. Plus, Chem-Dry improves indoor air quality by removing allergens from carpet and upholstery.


#2 – Mold


Soft upholstery fibers absorb moisture like a sponge and create the perfect environment for mold to grow. Mold is a health concern because it’s unsanitary, but also because it can trigger asthma and other respiratory issues. 


#3 – Oils And Grease


Grease and oils from food, messy fingers, and bodies transfer easily to couches and other upholstery. This attracts dirt and stains and also creates areas for germs to collect. 


Routine upholstery cleaning can keep this unavoidable accumulation of oils at bay, keep stains under control, and extend the life of your furniture. 


#4 – Toxic Chemicals And Harmful Particles


Whatever is floating around in the air—like cleaning chemicals, paint particles, dust, and more—will inevitably find its way onto your furniture. Natural upholstery cleaning from Chem-Dry removes these skin-irritating chemicals and particles, and won’t deposit more toxins in your home. 


Upholstery Cleaning In Yukon, Oklahoma


Don’t worry, all the nasty things hiding in your couch might make you squirm, but they don’t have to be there to stay. Professional upholstery cleaning from Chem-Dry of OKC/Edmond can help! 


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