When it comes to cleaning your Chattanooga home, it may seem like a never-ending cycle: cleaning the kitchen, the bathroom, doing laundry, cleaning the carpet, washing the windows, sweeping the garage…the list goes on and on and on. It starts to feel like when you think you finally have a clean house; you are right back where you started. Throughout this ongoing cleaning cycle, there’s one place that might be easy to overlook: your furniture.
Sure, you may run the attachment of your vacuum quickly over the upholstery of your furniture or fluff the pillows on your couch, but is that enough to call it clean? To answer that question, we have some things for you to consider.
Think about how much you use your furniture and you will soon realize that your furniture gets a lot of traffic! Furniture is one of the most used items in your home, so with much use comes much dirt and grime. So the big question is: What’s hiding in your furniture?
Food Stains: Oil & Grease
When you think about your Chattanooga home, and the center of all the activity, besides the kitchen or dining room, the next place you typically gather the most is your living room or den. It’s in this setting that family movie nights happen. It’s here that fans, young and old, gather to watch the Atlanta Braves march towards another October crown. Here is where Saturday and Sunday afternoons in the Fall are spent watching football.
One thing that is usually present at these gatherings is food. Popcorn with butter. Chicken wings. Nachos. Chips and salsa. Hotdogs and hamburgers fresh off the grill. Food and family fun go together, but even being as careful as possible, one thing that can still easily get on your furniture is oil and grease from the food.
It’s obvious that when you eat those glorious chicken wings while watching college football, your fingers are going to get covered with sauce. You definitely wouldn’t think about using your couch as a napkin, but even after wiping off your fingers, there is still leftover oil and grease on your skin. Touch the couch and you are unknowingly putting that onto the fibers of the couch. This can attract dirt and cause staining on your furniture, but it also creates an attractive surface for germs to build up.
Allergens: Dust Mites & More
Just as we have discussed on our website, allergens not only hide in your carpet, but also in your furniture. It’s not something you really want to think about, but did you know that dust mites love upholstery? These tiny insects leave behind skin cells and other waste. This can build up and create allergen issues, including irritated airways, runny nose, sneezing, and other respiratory problems.
When you are sick at home, think about the places you like to rest (besides your bed). Whether it’s the couch in your living room, or your favorite recliner, facing the flu in Chattanooga, a cold, or any other illness is usually a little easier to handle when you are comfortable. Just like any other surface that gets exposed to germs, your furniture is no different. A quick spray with Lysol might seem like it will kill and remove the germs, but the problem goes much deeper into the fabric.
You can see why it is important to have your upholstery professionally cleaned during the year. Besides refreshing the appearance and brightening up the fabric, it also helps to keep your Chattanooga home healthier.
Our patented hypo-allergenic cleaning solutions are designed to lift the dirt out of your upholstery and leave them residue free and ready for the next big gathering in your home! Removing stains, dirt and allergens from the fabrics in your Chattanooga home is one simple phone call away.