You're not gonna like this.
But I'm here to tell you that your couch is ABSOLUTELY FILTHY.
Notice I didn't say "dirty."
Oh no -- it's MUCH worse.
A study by Express.co.uk found that the average couch is TWELVE TIMES filthier than a toilet!
But you clean your sofa regularly, right?
Another study found that 61% of homeowners have either NEVER cleaned their couch, or have cleaned it only once over its ENTIRE lifetime!!
What's the Big Deal?
The soft fibers in couches and other upholstered furniture trap dirt, allergens and bacteria, not to mention pet hair, dander, saliva, urine and feces.
A Dirty Couch May Be Teeming with Mold
During humid summer months your upholstery and cushions can absorb sweat and moisture like a sponge. Same goes for your mattress. This makes them a perfect breeding ground for mold.
All of these factors combined can significantly impact the indoor air quality in your home, trigger allergies, hayfever and potentially asthma.
What's the solution?
In order to maintain a healthy home, experts recommend that you have your furniture professionally cleaned once or twice a year. If you have animals or kids, you should clean your upholstery every 3-4 months.
Isn't there an easier way?
In between cleanings, you can cover your upholstered furniture with a waterproof blanket or throw (works great to keep your mattress and comforter clean and dry between cleanings too). Throws can be tossed into the wash weekly, or as needed to protect the surfaces underneath from all the nasties.
Of course WE recommend a waterproof blanket from Blue Zoca. They provide the cozy, stylish and easy to use solution for keeping your furniture, mattress and bedding dry and clean between those regular cleanings.
What's YOUR routine for keeping your couch or sectional clean and fresh? Drop us a comment below -- we'll post the best tips on our facebook page.