Upholstery Cleaning - What’s Lurking On Your Couch?

What’s that lurking on your couch? Is it an ant? Maybe a spider? Possibly a stale chip? Chances are it’s something worse.

We wash our clothes and cars regularly, and most of us never give a thought that our upholstery and mattresses collect dust mites, pollen, dirt, and other allergens that can cause havoc for those who suffer from allergies or breathing difficulties.  Not to mention the odor we’ve become accustomed to in our own homes yet a visitor immediately picks up the “scent.”

If your house is like most American homes (and it doesn’t matter how much of a “clean freak” you are), dust mites thrive in your pillows, mattresses, carpeting, and upholstery.  During their 80-day lifespan, the average dust mite produces about 1,000 allergen waste particles. These waste particulates are inhaled and can cause harm to those who suffer from allergies and respiratory illness as well as contribute to a poor night’s sleep.

Dust mites – the most common cause of asthma and allergies – thrive in warm, dark areas of the home, including carpets, rugs, upholstered furniture, and mattresses. A thoroughly exhaustive steam cleaning using the appropriate allergen-free cleaning solutions can reduce the allergic triggers caused by dust mites and reduce other health risks for the 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies.

To remove unwanted dirt, allergens, and germs lingering and breeding throughout the year, give Tru-Clean Surface Care a call. We use state-of-the-art technologies, including industry-leading equipment, allergen-free cleaning solutions, and protein-driven treatments designed to destroy allergens at their source.  We’ve made it our mission to educate families on proper cleaning methods to ensure the health and well-being of their homes and loved ones.

Dust Mites, Pollen, And Allergens LOVE These Areas

Furniture Upholstery– Upholstered furniture including sofas, love seats, recliners, and dining room chairs provides a cozy haven for dust mites. To reduce soil and dust mite build-up, thoroughly vacuum fabric-covered furniture at least once a month and have it professionally cleaned once every 12-18 months.

Carpets, Rugs, and Mats– Carpeting, rugs, and mats accumulate dust and become a feeding ground for microscopic dust mites, pollen, and soil. These textiles pick up everything from pet urine to tracked in “who knows what” and can hold approximately 200,000 bacteria per square inch. So, it’s necessary to deep clean the area underneath rugs and mats as well. Bacteria and germs hiding in carpet or rug fibers can not be eliminated by vacuuming alone. You should consider a professional cleaning at least once a year or more often if your allergy symptoms warrant.  Remember carpeting and rugs are the largest filter in your home and are designed to trap soils, pollen, and dust mites.  Keep them clean, and you’ll breathe easier and reduce odors while improving indoor quality.

Mattress– The average bed holds up to 10,000 dust mites, which can cause hay fever, asthma, allergies, and a poor night’s sleep. Mattresses are a dust mite’s paradise as people sweat up to a half-pint of moisture each night and shed up to nine pounds of skin each year while they sleep. Vacuum the mattress thoroughly at least once a month and have them professionally cleaned at least once every 12-18 months

Tru-Clean Surface Care is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  We are A+ Rated with the Better Business Bureau and an eight-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

For more information about our thoroughly exhaustive mattress, carpet, or upholstery cleaning services, please visit us online at www.TruCleanSurfaceCare.com or “call us on the carpet” any time at 239-541-4888 – Cape Coral and Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples, and Marco Island or 941-621-2198 – Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, Florida.

Tru-Clean Surface Care can make your home a happier and healthier place to live.