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4 Things You Should Know About Your Couch

May 12

4 Things You Should Know About Your Couch

Consider the items you use most frequently in your home. The sofa is likely to be at the top.

Now, think about what you clean most often. You probably don't have your couch on that list. It's amazing that even though we use our couches daily, we don't remember to clean them.

We hate to say it, but if your couch hasn't been deep cleaned in a while, it may be hiding these 5 things.

Dust Mites And Allergens

Dust mites are small, insect-like pests that love nesting in upholstery's soft fibers. It's gross to think about these tiny creatures living on your furniture. This can cause allergies, asthma, or block your airways.

You don't have to worry about dust mites. Pollen can be brought in from the outdoors. You can also collect pet hairs and dander on your couch. All of this can cause allergies.

These allergens and mites can't be eliminated by regular vacuuming. You should have your upholstery cleaned professionally at least once every 6 months. If you have allergies, every 3 to 4 months.

Midland Master Carpet Cleaners will be your friend when it comes to allergy-free living.


There is a high chance of mold growing in your furniture if you live in a warm and humid climate. Furniture stored in basements is more likely to become moldy than furniture elsewhere. Mold can also form after a flood or other type of water event.

Mold can seep through upholstery like a sponge. This results in an unclean environment, increased asthma risk, and other respiratory issues.

Although a dehumidifier is a good way to prevent mold growth, it is not possible to eliminate mold from the furniture. For furniture that is in good condition, a professional cleaner will be your best choice.

Grease and oils

Our skin naturally produces oils, which is why we touch upholstery and furniture. As our skin is most in direct contact with furniture, it's possible to notice more oil at the head and on the armrests. Built-up oil makes dirt stickier and can lead to stains.

Chances are that you have also left food grease behind if you have ever snacked or eaten popcorn on your couch. You can also stain furniture and attract more contaminants.

Oil will eventually collect in our couches, as we spend so much time on them. Routine upholstery cleaning will help to keep these germ-ridden areas under control and prolong the life of your furniture's fibers.

Other Toxic Chemicals & Particles

Your upholstery will eventually be affected by whatever is floating around your home. This could include anything from dust to paint particles and cleaning products. It is possible for something to blow in through your windows if you don't close them.

Non-toxic and green-certified upholstery cleaners will get rid of these chemicals which can irritate the skin and lungs. This will protect your pets and children from any further exposure to harmful contaminants.

Looking for a carpet cleaning service in Midland Tx? Midland Master Carpet Cleaners has the professionals to clean your carpets.


Midland Master Carpet Cleaners

Midland, Texas

(432) 280 5830