Are you tired of sneezes and coughs getting you down and preventing you from enjoying your lovely Utah home as you could and should? Spring means lots more exposure to germs that will make their way into your home. Should you be worried? Definitely. Is there a solution? It’s the simplest solution—clean your home thoroughly, even the often overlooked stuff.

Keeping your furniture pieces clean, from your leather sofa to your favorite fabric lounge chair, is a must – but often not thought of until it’s a dirty mess.  Here are some of the top reasons why you should not overlook upholstery cleaning as an essential part of your household maintenance routine.

1. It Creates a Healthy Home or Office Environment

When dust builds up over a long period, it can get airborne, even when not dusting. Dust mites, one of the most common allergens in America, can build up and irritate your lungs, leading to many different health issues.

Dust mites are actually the number one trigger of allergies, followed by pollen and pet dander. As dust mites increase, allergies increase, and a vicious cycle begins, fed by dirty office supplies and furniture.

2. It Helps Prevent Allergies and Asthma

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation, did you know dust mites are one of the leading causes of asthma? It’s not just the dust mites themselves but the conditions they thrive in that lead to asthma.

When dust and other allergens build up in your home, they are easily picked up by the air. When you breathe in this contaminated air, you can effectively suffocate yourself before you have time to realize what’s happening.

3. It Helps to Prevent Mold Growth

The same principle that applies to dust mites also applies to mold. Mold spores are everywhere in the environment, but when these spores build up in your home, and the humidity rises they  can quickly grow into mold—a bit of a problem given that mold is one of the world’s most common causes of illness.

Mold can cause severe reactions in those who breathe it, including asthma, nausea, and dizziness. If you find mold spores in your home, the first step is to remove the mold, clean the area it’s in, and thoroughly clean the rest of the house to reduce the spores that have attached themselves to everything they can.

4. It Protects Your Furniture

The dust, grime and grit that gathers in your furniture is not only a danger to your health, but it’s also a danger to the health of your furniture. Dirt can wear away at the fabric, ruining couches and chairs. It can dull the finish and make your furniture look old and shabby.

By keeping your furniture clean, you’re keeping it healthy, protecting it from excess wear and tear, and looking like new.

5. It Eliminates Bad Odors

One final benefit to keeping your furniture clean is that it will help eliminate the negative odors that collect over time. Dust, dirt, body oils, soils, spills and grime can all build up on your furniture to create unpleasant smells.

If you don’t clean your furniture regularly, the smell can build up in the room and spread to other parts of the house – just walk by the average teenager’s bedroom to fully appreciate this point. It’s a good reason to clean your furniture regularly, even if you don’t suffer from allergies or asthma.


Breathe easier now and enjoy your home more than ever before. You never know when the next sneeze or cough will come at you when you least expect it. Be prepared with a clean home and keep your furniture looking great.

No one cleans more thoroughly or protects your investment better than Power Plus Cleaning and Restoration in Fairview, Orem, Sandy and the surrounding area. Our upholstery cleaning service is the most thorough cleaning ever in Fairview, Orem, and Sandy! We offer our advanced cleaning and restoration methods to leave your place looking pristine. What are you waiting for? Call us today at 801-CARPETS!

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