If you or your family members been experiencing symptom such as congestion, itchy eyes, or asthma that clear up as soon as you leave your home, you may be experiencing the effects of indoor allergens.
Is Your Upholstery Harboring Allergens
Upholstered furniture can be a breeding ground for indoor allergens such as dust, mold, and pet dander. Even if you do not allow your pets on the furniture, their fur and dander can be attracted to the upholstery. Dust can accumulate, especially under and behind couches. If you live in an area with high humidity, mold can grow inside the upholstery on your furniture. These allergens may not be immediately noticeable, but can cause health problems, especially in those with compromised immune systems or those prone to allergic reactions.
How to Clean Upholstery
The best way to keep your upholstery clean is to vacuum it weekly when you do your carpets. Be sure to clean under and behind the furniture, and lift the cushions and vacuum under them. If you have several pets, consider vacuuming more frequently.
Should You Hire an Upholstery Cleaning Crew
An upholstery cleaning crew will use professional-grade steam cleaning techniques to remove dirt and allergens from your upholstery. If you have significant health concerns, or simply want your upholstery to be as clean as possible, consider hiring a professional.
What to Expect from a Upholstery Cleaning Service
Many upholstery cleaning services also offer carpet cleaning, and may offer you a discount if you book both services at the same time. A representative will schedule a visit your home to evaluate the work needed and to discuss any specific concerns you have about your upholstery. Be sure to mention it if your furniture is antique, or if the upholstery is unique in any way. During this visit, the representative will offer a written estimate of the job for your approval.
How Much Does Upholstery Cleaning Cost
Actual costs will vary depending on the amount and type of work needed. However, as a rough guide, you can expect to spend between $150 – $200 per piece for upholstery cleaning.