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5 Gross Things Hiding in the Average Household Couch

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2022

Have you ever dropped your phone or even a remote in between the couch cushions? What did you find when looking under each cushion? Chances are, there was plenty of crumbs, garbage and even pet hair. Why is that?

Think about it - we scrub bathrooms, vacuum floors, and wipe down counters regularly, but when was the last time you cleaned and sanitized your couch?

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who overlooks this most-used item in the home. But learning what unhealthy dangers likely live in your couch can help motivate you to keep your upholstery clean.

# 1 - Allergens and Dust Mites

Dust mites (and their shedded skins and feces) thrive in soft upholstery fibers. As if this isn’t gross enough, these pests can release proteins in dust that can irritate our airways, causing allergies, asthma, and other serious respiratory issues.

Having your upholstery cleaned twice a year can keep these allergens under control. Plus, Chem-Dry of Lafayette can improve indoor air quality by removing 98% of allergens from carpet and upholstery and 89% of airborne bacteria.

# 2 - Bacteria and Viruses

Germs are easily spread on upholstery through daily living. Because couches are such high traffic areas where our children and animals often sit, eat, and play, they can be significant danger zones in the home. Having your upholstery professionally cleaned twice each year is crucial to help prevent the spread of illnesses within your home.

# 3 - Mildew and Mold

Soft upholstery fibers absorb moisture like a sponge and create the perfect environment for mold and mildew to grow. Mold is a health concern because it’s unsanitary, and can trigger asthma and other respiratory issues.

# 4 - Oils and Grease

Grease and oils from foods, messy fingers, and bodies transfer easily to couches and other upholstery. This attracts dirt, stains, and also creates areas for germs to collect.

# 5 - Toxic Chemicals and Harmful Particles

Whatever is floating around in the air—like cleaning chemicals, paint particles, dust, and more—will inevitably find its way onto your furniture. Natural, green-certified upholstery cleaning from Chem-Dry of Lafayette removes these skin-irritating chemicals and particles, and won’t deposit more toxins in your home. Schedule your cleaning today with Chem-Dry of Lafayette to keep your home clean and healthy!


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