How many hours do you spend on your couch daily? Maybe it’s where you read your favorite book or take a nap after a long day. Perhaps it’s where your kids play during the daytime and where the family gathers around for movie nights. Now that most of us are working from home due to pandemic-related restrictions, we often find cozy areas in our home to work in apart from our designated workspace.
If you spend at least 6 hours a day on your couch, do you think it’s imperative to clean it regularly?
Here are 3 reasons why you should:
1 – Improve health and air quality in your home.
Your couch is a lint-trap for different respiratory irritants such as dirt, pet dander, and dust mites. Not to mention sweat, oils, mold, and even bacteria can get into the fibers of your upholstery. When inhaled, they can aggravate allergies particularly those with sensitivities to dust or mold.
Do you know that dust mites (microscopic pests) leave behind body fragments and feces which contribute to allergy attacks? Now when you plop, sit, or move around, these allergens get thrown into the air. With the constant room traffic and movement, these get circulated into the air triggering your allergy. Removing these allergens from your sofa can improve the air quality in your living room and overall health for you and your family.
2 – Prolong the life and improve the look of your couch.
Buying quality furniture is an investment and often an expensive one. So you want to make sure it can serve you and your family for a long time. Whether it’s wear and tear from daily use or stains from spilled coffee or food, cleaning your furniture can extend the life of your investment and save you money in the long run. Although using DIY solutions or at-home methods can help with the stains, they can end up doing more harm than good and potentially cause more damage to the couch.
Since furniture will require special care, it is recommended to do professional upholstery cleaning at least twice a year. It will help prevent deterioration and preserve the fabric and cushion’s overall integrity. Professional upholstery cleaning will make your couch look good as new.
3 – Remove unpleasant odors.
From eating dinner on your couch while watching TV to snacking on cheesy popcorn and chips during movie nights, this leads to accidental food spills and cheese crumbs all over your couch. For families with babies or toddlers, at times the couch doubles as a changing table or a feeding station. Leftover residue from food messes, not to mention cooking odors from the kitchen have a way of sticking to your upholstery, which contributes to an unpleasant smell.
Spraying it with an air freshener will only mask the smell. Using professional upholstery cleaning services helps remove those odors by eliminating the source.
Do you need professional upholstery cleaning?
At Mr. Butler, we use the Gruenheim Hydro vacuum to clean your upholstery, making it look new. Contact us today to schedule your regular upholstery cleaning!
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