We spend numerous hours cleaning our floors, bathrooms and kitchens. While these are the more obvious surfaces to clean, we often forget to pay attention to the areas that are less easy to spot. One such area is your couch.

You and your family may spend hours sitting on them each day; however, many of us may only think to get our couches cleaned once a year.

Just because your couch doesn’t seem dirty doesn’t mean it isn’t. It accumulates more and more dirt every day. Upon close inspection, you may find these 5 things lurking on your couch.

Dust Mites and Allergens

Over time, your couch is likely to accumulate dust mites and allergens. According to the American Lung Association, this could have adverse health effects on those who deal with respiratory conditions. A dust mite allergy can range from mild to severe. In less severe cases, a person may experience the occasional runny nose or sneezing. However, symptoms can be as severe as asthma attacks, and congestion.

Grease and Oil

While grease stains aren’t particularly hazardous to your health, they do promote unsanitary conditions.

Grease and oil stains on your couch can allow bacteria to fester on your couch. Apart from this, oil stains look unsightly.

Bacteria and Viruses

As we mentioned earlier, grease-stained couches promote the growth of bacteria. If you and your family spend a lot of time hanging out in your living room, chances are they have accumulated a lot of bacteria over time.

Families with pets increase the risk of bringing in more germs from the outdoors. If you take your dog out for a walk, and it makes a dash for the couch right after coming back, it would transfer any bacteria they may have picked up on their walk.

Mould

Mould

Mould in bathrooms and damp places in your house are a common occurrence. However, what most people don’t realize that their soft furnishings and upholstery are also in danger of catching mould.

Softer fabrics can absorb and retain moisture and provide ideal conditions for mould to grow. Just like with dust mites, couch moulds pose health risks such as rashes, sneezing and in some cases, asthma attacks.

Even if you try to take the utmost care of your upholstery, you would be amazed at what you find in the nooks and crannies of your couch.

Adam’s Carpet Cleaning provides premium upholstery cleaning service in Sydney, Liverpool, Penrith and Camden that will remove any stains and grime, leaving your couch looking brand-new. To avail their services, call at 1300 309 276.