5 Gross Things Hiding In Your SofaIf you’re like us at CJ’s Chem-Dry, cleaning your home is probably on your checklist of things to do in preparation for the upcoming holidays. Most people vacuum their carpet and clean their countertops, but they often forget to clean one of the most commonly used items in their household—the sofa!

Many people overlook cleaning their upholstery and furniture until it gets stained or worn out. But in reality, your sofas and couches should be cleaned regularly because they can be one of the dirtiest places in your home. 

Keep reading to find out what’s lurking in your sofa and what you can do about it!

1. Dust Mites & Allergens

Dust mites love to burrow in the fibers of upholstery. They shed their skin and leave behind feces that can be inhaled by you, your family, and your pets. When inhaled, these particles can trigger allergies and asthma. 

Unfortunately, simple vacuuming doesn’t eliminate these mites. To consistently get rid of dust mites and allergens, it’s recommended that you get your upholstery professionally cleaned at least every 6 months or every 3 to 4 months if you have children or pets in the home. 

CJ’s Chem-Dry is committed to helping you have a healthy home that’s allergy-free. In fact, our cleaning removes 98% of allergens from carpet and upholstery and 89% of airborne bacteria. There’s nothing like a professional cleaning to improve your home’s air quality and get rid of the critters making you sick!  

2. Viruses & Bacteria

Your sofa may be one of the places in your home where people spend the most time. Your friends sit on your sofa during parties, your pets take a nap on it daily, and your kids sit on it and play. It’s easy to imagine just how many germs get transferred to and from your couch! 

Germs adhere to upholstery fibers and easily transport themselves onto our bodies when we use the sofa. When you get your upholstery cleaned frequently by a company specialized in allergen and bacteria removal, your sofa will be safer to lounge on, and it will look and smell wonderful!

3. Harsh Chemicals & Particles

Did you know that whatever is in the air of your home eventually makes its way onto your sofa? This could be anything from home cleaning chemicals to paint! 

At CJ’s Chem-Dry, our green-certified upholstery cleaning service removes chemicals and particles that have ended up on your sofa. This will protect your skin and lungs against irritants and exposure to harsh chemicals. 

4. Grease & Oils

When people sit on and touch your sofa, their body oils get absorbed into the upholstery fibers. Once on your sofa, these oils attract dirt and increase the appearance of stains. Germs and bacteria also tend to gather in these grease spots. 

Because you sit on your couches every day, body oils will end up there no matter how careful you are. Regular upholstery cleaning helps keep the grease and oils under control, which can make your sofa last longer. 

5. Mold

If you’re living in a humid or warm area, there’s a high chance for mold to grow in the fibers of your sofa. Mold can easily creep into upholstery and create an unhealthy living environment for you and your family. Plus, mold in the home increases the risk of you and your family developing asthma and other respiratory issues.

Make Your Home Cleaner and Healthier in Time for the Holidays

If thinking about these things hiding in your sofa grossed you out, remember the good news: CJ’s Chem-Dry can effectively sanitize and preserve your sofa with our professional upholstery cleaning service in Minneapolis and the surrounding area. Our unique Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE) cleaning process will clean anything from couches, loveseats, chairs and more!

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