7 Reasons Why Upholstery/Sofa Cleaning is Essential

It’s where you read your favorite book, nap after a hard day at work, get the kids’ friends over for a sleepover, and gather around to watch the one show that everyone in the family enjoys. What exactly are we discussing? Your furniture, or, to be more specific, the upholstery on your furniture. Daily upholstery/sofa cleaning is just as necessary as regular carpet cleaning because you spend so much time on and around your furniture. That’s right: just like your carpets, your couches, beds, sectionals, ottomans, and anything else made of cloth need deep cleaning.

Here are the top seven reasons why you should get your upholstery cleaned regularly:

1. Quality of the Air

You unknowingly release dust, dirt, grime, mold spores, dead skin, and bacteria into the air of your home any time you sit, lie, plop, or roll about on your upholstered furniture. Of course, having dust, allergens, mold, mildew, or old stains on your upholstery will degrade the quality of the air in your home.

Though good air filters and houseplants can help filter out allergens, completely removing them from the upholstery means they won’t be picked up by the filter in the first place. And, for a clean home with clean air, complete elimination of allergens and dust is often desirable.

2. Well-being

Did you know that allergens, dust mites, fleas, mold, and bacteria may all get into the fibers of your upholstery and cause a variety of allergies and illnesses if left unattended for too long? And, if you have someone in your household who is allergic to dust or spores, this will worsen their symptoms.

Daily upholstery cleaning greatly decreases the presence of these irritants, thus assisting in the health of your home and family.

3. Odors

A lot of life happens on the family sofa or sectional. You’ve had thousands of movie nights, dozens of TV dinners, battled diseases and watched hundreds of TV shows and cartoons. The couch can be used as a changing table and feeding station if you have a baby or toddler. Most families’ favorite place for homework or running an at-home company is the living room furniture, and you can bet it’s your pet’s favorite spot to wait for you to return.

A lot happens on your furniture, and the odor will make it all too obvious. Furthermore, cooking odors from the kitchen have a habit of lingering on your upholstery, contributing to an unwanted odor. Upholstery cleaning aids in the elimination of odors by eliminating the source of the odor.

4. A Longer Life for Your Furniture

Your furniture is an investment, and one that can be very costly. Cleaning your furniture regularly will prolong the life of your investment, whether it’s due to normal wear and tear or spilled milk, body oil, or grease.

5. Appearance

Do you have those stains on your sofa that you’ve tried to hide with a blanket or pillow but still feel guilty about when company comes over? We all do, of course!

We use our furniture regularly, whether it’s from children and animals, or simply because it’s old and showing signs of normal wear and tear. And regardless of how tidy your house and carpets are, if the upholstery on your furniture is filthy and grimy, the rest of the house will not feel clean. 

The simple answer is to have your carpet cleaning services your upholstery as well.

6. Your House Experienced Water or Smoke DamageYour House Experienced Water or Smoke Damage

Accidents happen, and we cannot always prevent them. Water and smoke damage may be caused by a roof leak or a small stove fire. The upholstery on your furniture sustains some of the damage. If you might be tempted to toss the furniture and start over, you’d be shocked what a good upholstery cleaning can accomplish.

Our IICRC-certified technicians can assist you in repairing the water/smoke damage to your home and furniture.

7. Longevity

Do you know how your furniture upholstery can get the fading, thinning look? This is caused by dust and dirt scratching against the cloth-like sandpaper. Daily upholstery cleaning eliminates this dust and increases the upholstery’s longevity, ensuring that your furniture lasts for several years.

Avoid DIY Upholstery Cleaning 

Tip: While many people are tempted to clean their upholstery themselves, we strongly advise against it. One of the reasons professional carpet and upholstery cleaning is so good is that we are aware of potential problems and work to prevent them from causing damage to your furniture and rugs. We can also fully remove moisture from your furnishings. Water and moisture leftover can be a major issue, causing:

  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Further staining

Many cleaning devices available for purchase in stores lack the capacity of truck-mounted water extraction equipment. As a result, even though you think you’ve removed all the moisture from the upholstery, there might be more lurking under the surface.

You Can Trust Home Clean Home To Handle Your Upholstery with Care

When we come to clean upholstery, one of the first things we do is inspect the state of the upholstery to avoid any issues. There are some of them:

  • Cushion shrinkage
  • Texture damage
  • Color fading
  • Dye bleeding

At Home Clean Home, we carefully clean your upholstery with hot water extraction, ensuring that it looks fresh and lasts longer. As always, we suggest applying Scotchgard after each cleaning to help protect against potential spills or stains. Make an appointment with us today to arrange your cleaning.

March 24th, 2021|