We care for our carpets and area rugs but often neglect our upholstery until it becomes stained and smelly. Many homeowners don’t even realize that dust mites, dead skin, mold, bacteria, smoke from cooking, and many other contaminants can get trapped in the fabric. Not only is dirty upholstery unsightly, but dirty upholstery can have a negative impact on your health and harm sensitive family members by contributing to breathing issues, asthma attacks, allergies, bronchitis, and even skin irritations. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry explore some of the problems with dirty upholstery below.
Skin Irritation from Dirty Upholstery Fabric
Bacteria and germs can settle in the fibers of your upholstery and hide in all the nooks and crannies in your furniture. Bacteria can cause skin irritations, including redness, itching, and skin rashes. Dirty upholstery can also harbor mold spores, especially in areas with high humidity, like Central Texas. Wet-vacuuming alone will remove some moisture but won’t remove bacteria and germs. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry experts use specialized techniques and cleaning solutions to sterilize and clean your furniture to reduce the risk of skin irritation and dermatitis.
Viral & Bacterial Infections from Dirty Sofas
Our sofas, armchairs, and couches get a daily beating, especially if you have pets. We sit on them, nap on them, and even snack on them. Touching surfaces, including upholstery, with dirty hands creates the ideal environment to spread disease-causing germs and microbes. When another family member touches the contaminated surface, germs that cause bacterial infections, gastrointestinal issues, and viruses quickly spread from person to person. Scheduling regular upholstery cleaning with your Heart of Texas Chem-Dry expert will keep germs at bay and create a healthy environment for you and your family.
Unclean Upholstered Furniture Increases Risk of Breathing Issues
Your upholstery acts like a giant sponge capturing dust, microbes, and other antigens, and they pass through the air and settle on the surface of your soft furnishings. Dust and dust mites can adversely affect the health of family members susceptible to breathing problems. Dust mites can cause severe respiratory issues as they excrete feces. These microscopic particles are released when you plop down on the couch and are promptly inhaled. Extended exposure to dust mites and other antigens will affect your health and is easily avoided with a professional Texas Chem-Dry upholstery cleaning service.
Filthy Couches Exasperate Allergies & Asthma
Dirty upholstery is one of the biggest havens for carrying allergens in your home. Pet dander, dust, dirt, and numerous other microscopic particles can get trapped deep in the fibers of your upholstery and soft furnishings. Inhaling these allergens can trigger respiratory responses and aggravate health issues in susceptible family members. If sneezing, coughing, runny nose, and wheezing sound all too familiar, contact your Heart of Texas Chem-Dry professional to schedule your professional upholstery cleaning service.
Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning & More in Axtell, West, Lorena, Bellmead, Woodway, Hewitt, Robinson, Crawford & Greater Waco, Texas
Keep your home dust and dander-free by simultaneously scheduling a professional carpet and upholstery cleaning with Heart of Texas Chem-Dry. To learn more about professional carpet and upholstery cleaning and to schedule an appointment for your Central Texas home, call us today.