When it comes to the average home it can be surprising to learn what is hiding inside your furniture. Furniture such as recliners, couches and sofas are used heavily which causes them to get dirty really fast. However, what is in the furniture can be somewhat disturbing. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry would like to share what is commonly found hiding inside the average household furniture pieces and why upholstery cleaning is so essential.
Does Vacuuming Get Rid of Dust Mites on Sofas?
Dust mites can be found throughout the house. Their populations are mostly concentrated in the carpet, bed, and couches. Dust mites are part of human life as they are the cleaners. Dust mites eat the small portions of dead skin that humans shed every single day. The places where humans tend to hang out the longest is where they shed the most skin. Dust mites are not harmful directly, but they do shed their own skin and leave behind their droppings. Dust mite droppings and skin flakes are super tiny but they get air borne where you can breathe it in. Dust mites can pollute the air you breathe and many people will suffer from indoor allergies. To help reduce allergies in your home it is recommended to deep clean the upholstery. This removes dust mite pollution and reduce dust mite population. Vacuuming removes surface dust but can’t remove most dust mites and dust mite allergens
Bacteria on Fabric Couches
As furniture is used for hours each day, people will leave behind bacteria from their sweat. Also spills from food and drinks can cause bacteria to develop inside the couch. Bacteria can cause odors to emit from the furniture as well. Bacteria can also cause skin conditions or irritations. To prevent odors or health concerns, the couches need to be cleaned. When a professional service comes, they can clean upholstery. They will use a cleaner that helps remove the odors and treat them for bacteria.
Mold on Furniture Fabric
At times mold can begin to develop inside the fabric of the furniture, especially if the furniture was exposed to water. When water gets trapped inside upholstery, eventually mold can begin to develop. As many know, mold can be harmful to the skin and the respiratory system. To ensure your home is safe from mold that can and often does affect your health, upholstery can be cleaned and treated for mold. If mold isn’t seen it can often be detected by its scent. If the furniture smells musty or like mold, have it cleaned right away.
Upholstery Cleaning, Stain Removal & More in Waco, Dallas, Harker Heights, Cedar Park, Allen & the State of Texas
There is a lot of hidden substances inside your home’s furniture. Dust mites, bacteria, viruses, and mold is often just the start of what can be found inside upholstery. To make sure your upholstery is free of these hidden substances, it is recommended to have your furniture deep cleaned at least once a year, if not more often for busier households. In a more busy household, the furniture can develop more bacteria, dust mites and other substances quicker than smaller households. For larger families and those with pets, upholstery often needs to be cleaned every 3 to 6 months. For quality upholstery cleaning and more, contact Heart of Texas Chem-Dry and schedule our services today.