Your Health Needs
Aside from merely having clean furniture, what are the benefits of regular upholstery cleaning? Perhaps the most important benefit comes from what it does for your health. We already talked about the allergens that you bring into your home from outside. Again, you carry these substances into the house on your clothes and shoes. When you sit on the furniture, you can release all of the deeply embedded allergens into the air, causing breathing problems for any family members who suffer from allergies or asthma. Upholstery cleaning will eliminate those allergens.
Cleaning your upholstery will also eliminate the possibility of dust mites. Lots of homes have dust mites, and because these creatures are microscopic, the occupants usually have no idea that they're sharing their living space with them. In spite of their small size, dust mites can leave behind waste and other unhealthy substances people shouldn't breathe. Couches and other upholstery can become harbors for dust mites, so make sure you clean your upholstery regularly.
Finally, upholstery cleaning will also remove mold and mold spores from your furniture. Mildew will often leave a musty smell behind, but it may be harder to tell if you have mold in your upholstery. If your couch has mold spores, any moisture – like rainwater on your kid's backpack – will activate those spores and allow them to grow. Mold can cause serious health problems, especially for those with allergies. Regular cleaning can eliminate and prevent this problem.