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How Often Should You Clean Your Couch & Upholstery

Apr 8, 2022 | Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning

couch with throw pillows

Springtime is here!

And it comes with a reminder to clean our homes in preparation for the coming year. If you want to have a clean, healthy home, here’s a fact you should know: the dirtiest item in your home is likely your couch.

So why is that? Well, we typically remember to wipe down our counters, sweep and mop the floors, and clean our bathrooms. But our attention is often diverted from our couches and furniture—which is where most of the dust and dirt in our homes settle.

Professional Upholstery Cleaning Is Necessary

Regularly vacuuming and spot cleaning your upholstery are important tasks that shouldn’t be overlooked—but deeper upholstery cleaning by professionals is also needed. Delta Chem-Dry in Los Angeles can remove dirt and stains from deep within your furniture with non-toxic solutions and no excess moisture.

Why Cleaning Your Furniture is so Important 

Couches and other upholstery in our homes trap dirt and allergens in their soft fibers. This helps improve the quality of the air we breath for a short while until these fibers become full of contaminants.

Think about the amount of time you and your family spend on the couch compared to how often you clean it. As you can imagine, dust, body oils, spills, dirty clothes, and more deposit dirt and germs onto your couch where they’re then spread throughout your home.

If you have pets, the health risks are increased. Upholstery attracts hair, dandruff, dirt, feces, and urine like a magnet. All of these factors can impact the indoor air quality in our homes, trigger allergies, and make us sick.

How Often You Should Have Your Upholstery Cleaned

First, it’s important to remember that there’s a big difference between regular vacuuming or spot cleaning and deep furniture cleaning.

Surface cleaning as part of your routine can remove some dust and harmful particles. It can also help preserve your furniture by reducing surface dirt that can wear down your upholstery fibers over time. Spot cleaning can also reduce visible stains as they occur.

However, there is often much more than meets the eye. In fact, the biggest risk is what you can’t see—deep down are dirt and allergens that can’t be eliminated without professional cleaning equipment.

In order to maintain a healthy home, your furniture should be professionally cleaned once or twice a year. If there are animals or children in the home, you should clean your upholstery every 3-4 months. You can schedule an appointment with Delta Chem-Dry to get your furniture deeply clean today! 

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