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4 gross things hiding on your couch

May 12

4 gross things hiding on your couch

It's worth taking a moment to reflect on the things that you use most in your house. The couch is most likely at the top.

Now think about what you clean the most often. The couch is probably not on this list. What is the deal with couches? We use them every day and forget to clean them.

If you haven't deep-cleaned your couch in a while but still use it every day, these five things may be lurking in the upholstery.

Dust Mites And Allergens

Dust mites can be described as tiny, insect-like insects that nest in upholstery. It is disgusting to think that tiny creatures could be living in your furniture. This can lead to allergies, asthma, blocked airways, and other health problems such as asthma.

Not only are dust mites allergens hiding in upholstery, but so are other allergens. Pollen can easily be carried in from the outside. Your couch will be contaminated if you have pets. All of these things can be a problem for people with allergies.

These mites and allergens are not easily removed by regular vacuuming. Your upholstery should be cleaned by a professional at least every 6 to 12 months. You can also have it professionally cleaned every 3 to four months if you have allergic reactions.

Midland Master Carpet Cleaners is your best friend in an allergy-free home.


If your home is in a hot, humid environment, mold can easily grow in the furniture's soft fibers. As basements tend to be darker and more humid, mold is more common in furniture. Mold can also be caused by water damage or flooding in your home.

Mold seeps into upholstery and creates an unclean environment.

You can prevent mold by using a humidifier and keeping furniture dry. However, mold that has already been present in furniture is very difficult to eradicate. You can get your furniture back to being healthy again by hiring a professional furniture cleaner.

Grease and Oils

Our skin naturally produces oil and when we touch furniture and upholstery, that oil is absorbed into the fibers. Your furniture will have more direct contact with your skin than you think. You may notice more oil on your head and armrests. The built-up oil can create "magnets" that allow dirt to stick to it and increase the appearance of stains.

There's a good chance that food grease has been left on your sofa by anyone who's ever eaten popcorn, or snacked on foods. It can stain furniture and attract other contaminants.

Because we are glued to our couches all day, oil is bound to collect there. Routine upholstery washing can help to keep those germs under control and extend the lifespan of your furniture.

Other Toxic Chemicals, and Particles

All that's floating around in your home's atmosphere will eventually end up on your upholstery. This could be anything from paint particles to dust to home cleaning chemicals. Who knows what could come in through the windows if they are left open?

Green-certified and non-toxic upholstery cleaning services will remove chemicals that can irritate skin or lungs. They also protect pets and children from exposure to other harmful substances.

Are you looking for a carpet cleaning company? Midland Master Carpet Cleaners offers professional carpet cleaning services.


Midland Master Carpet Cleaners

Midland, Texas

(432) 280 5830