The Horrors Hiding in your Upholstered Furniture
Whether you live alone or you have an active family with kids and/or pets you know it can be difficult to keep a clean house. As if your to-do list isn’t long enough, there may be a few items that require your attention, namely your furniture.
Upholstered furniture gathers and collects allergens and debris that if left untreated can cause bacteria to grow resulting in odor and decay. As your pets track in mud from the yard, your teenager sweats as he naps on the couch, and your weekly movie night leaves behind popcorn and food crumbs; all this debris is all being ground into the fibers of your furniture. Despite your best efforts to vacuum and spot clean visible stains, between the wear and tear of your daily life, there is much left unseen.
In addition to the dirt and debris found on our furniture, dust mites are also lurking around, especially in our mattresses. These little creatures thrive in damp, humid environments. Our beds, make the perfect home for these creatures. While these creatures don’t bite, aren’t seen by the naked eye and aren’t parasitic, the thought of them being in our beds and furniture makes your skin crawl. Dust mites, eat the dead skin that we shed, which results in them also shedding their skin and defecating in our furniture. This can result in a foul odor and can cause allergy or respiratory problems.
Not all odors are treated the same. Pet urine, tobacco, body odor, etc. are all comprised of different chemicals and particulates. As such, each requires a different treatment in order to be removed from your furniture. If you smell an odor coming from your furniture, it’s time to call in a professional.
Don’t throw out your furniture just yet!
The thought of bacteria growing on your furniture is disgusting. While it may be appealing to clean your upholstered furniture yourself, whether for your own sanity or to save money, the reality is without the proper tools and solutions you aren’t getting a thorough clean. You would do well to consider the investment of hiring a certified cleaning professional to clean your upholstered furniture.
Hire a Professional
You’ve spent hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on furniture in your home, therefore it would be wise to trust a professional with the expertise to prolong the life of your furniture. A trained cleaning professional has the education and experience of using the proper equipment and chemicals to treat your furniture effectively and safely. When using steam cleaning techniques, these technicians have the know-how pull out more dirt, stains, and odor without compromising the integrity of your furniture. You may also ask about stain and odor guard solutions that can be used to protect your upholstery. It’s recommended to have your furniture cleaned at least once a year, if not more for high traffic areas. By hiring a professional you can prolong the life of your furniture and have peace of mind knowing it’s clean for you and your family to enjoy.