Why Halloween Is A Good Reminder To Clean Dirty Upholstery

Oct 1, 2023 | Upholstery Cleaning

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It’s that “spooky” time of year where everything is pumpkin-flavored and Halloween is just around the corner. You probably have an abnormally long list of to-do’s this season, so why should furniture and upholstery cleaning be a priority? 


That’s a valid question—one we’ll address with your needs in mind. 


The Real Dangers Of Uncleaned Upholstery 


With the busy holiday season approaching and visitors coming to visit, now is the perfect time to get your home ready. Plus, in order to maintain a healthy home, we highly recommend having your upholstery professionally cleaned twice a year (most most commonly in the spring and fall). 


However, there’s one more reason for having your upholstery cleaned that is more important than the rest: there are likely some pretty scary contaminants hiding in your couch and other upholstery that could compromise your family’s health. 


In fact, the couch—where we spend the majority of our time— is often the dirtiest area in the average home. 


What Can Be Found In A Dirty Couch


Think about how often your family uses the couch compared to how often you have it professionally cleaned. If you’re like the majority of people, you probably spend time on the couch each day but professionally clean it less than once a year. 


So what’s the big deal? Well, the soft fibers of our sofas and other upholstery act as giant filters in our homes—soaking up dust, dirt, allergens, and more like a sponge. This actually helps improve the air quality in our homes for a time, until upholstery fibers become full


So where do all of these contaminants trapped in our couches end up? For one, they’re transferred from our bodies and spread around our homes on a daily basis. And eventually, they’re released into the air we breath. 


This risk is unavoidable, since our couches become dirty and filled with dust simply through regular life. If there are pets in the home, our furniture is at even greater risk by filling with dandruff, hair, urine, feces, and outdoor contaminants dragged in on their paws. 


A Rule Of Thumb For Cleaning Furniture And Upholstery


It’s clear why our couches and other furniture can become filled with nasty contaminants and odors quickly. But the real question is, how can we best protect our families by keeping them clean? 


Vacuuming your furniture weekly and spot cleaning when stains occur is important. This maintenance can help reduce the amount of dust and allergens in your couch—at least for a while. 


In order to remove all that deposits deep into your furniture, professional upholstery cleaning is necessary. Aim to have your furniture cleaned no less than once a year, and no less than every six months if there are children or pets in the home. 


Doing so will help keep your home germ and allergen free, and even improve indoor air quality.


Professional Upholstery Cleaning In Warren, MI


Fall is an excellent time of year to remember your routine upholstery cleaning service. Short Stop Chem-Dry can help your own routine maintenance go even further by thoroughly removing dust and allergens. 


We implement the best methods for cleaning your specific upholstery fabric—including stain treatment, dirt, germ, and allergen removal, and fabric protectant. Plus, we use significantly less moisture than other upholstery cleaners, and non-toxic cleaning solutions—eliminating the risk of mold and mildew growth or sticky soap residue that attracts dirt. 

You’ll enjoy a cleaner, healthier home with upholstery cleaning from Short Stop Chem-Dry. Request an appointment today for Warren, MI or the surrounding Michigan areas!