Upholstery – from your couches and chairs, to your carpets and curtains – need to be cleaned regularly. You should take the time out every few months to do a full clean-up of the upholstered furniture and other fittings in your home, and make sure to have a professional do a thorough cleaning every once in a while as well. Unlike other types of furniture, which can be easily wiped down and cleaned without too much hassle, most will agree on the fact that upholstery is very troublesome to clean. That, however, does not make it enough of a reason to skip the regular cleaning. And not to add, there are very good reasons as to why you should be cleaning your fabrics periodically, some of these reasons being as follows:
- Health Concerns – the main reason most professionals cite when asked whether cleaning upholstery is a must or not is the health concerns. Upholstery can easily trap dust, pathogens and other allergens within its fabrics, meaning that over time, these fittings and furniture items can become very unsanitary. Not to add, if you have pets in your home, your sofas and carpets can easily accumulate fur. Small children, the elderly and persons with weaker immune systems will become more susceptible to falling ill as a result – and you probably want to avoid such a scenario, so make sure to call in the carpet cleaners and upholstery cleaners if you cannot, for some reason, do so yourself.
- Air Quality – another reason why couch cleaning should be done regularly is because upholstery cleaning Adelaide and fabrics, which trap dust and other particulate matter (as was mentioned in the above point), can directly affect and worsen the air quality in your home. It is not too hard to see how this can happen, given that the more pathogens and particulate matter is trapped by these fittings and fixtures, and the longer you go without cleaning them, the easier it is for that trapped matter to be released into the air whenever the fabrics are disturbed (even by simply sitting on a sofa).
- Aesthetics – and finally, if you need another very obvious reason as to why you should be cleaning your upholstery regularly, it is because a dirty fabric can look dull over time. Not to add, stains and other discolourations can also be easily fixed with regular cleaning, and if not, deep cleaning (done by professionals) can usually do the job. You would also like it better if the upholstery you paid so much for look new all the time, so why not actually clean them when you should?