How Often Should I Have My Couch Professionally Cleaned?

Regular upholstery cleanings are a great way to keep your beloved furniture clean, healthy and looking fresh. Did you know that, on average, the dirtiest piece of furniture in your home is your couch? Eww!

Do you have young children that are running around the house and outside of the house… and then sitting on the couch? Those sippy cups just can’t seem to stay completely sealed, am I right? And, of course, every once in a while one of those crayons or markers has its way of falling off the page and adding a whole new color to your couch!

Are there pets in your home? Nothing soils up a sofa quite like a dog, especially when he sleeps in that one spot at least an hour everyday! Does your cat like to perch himself up on the top edge of the back cushions? All of the hair and body oils from your beloved, furry friends will accumulate over time and soil your couch.

Kids and pets will definitely create soiling on your favorite furniture. Couches also attract soiling by collecting dust. In your home, dust is moved all around (along with cooking oils and other air contaminants) and deposited on your carpet, your floors, and of course, your couch.

You may also notice that certain spots on the couch get more use than others. For example, the armrests might look more soiled than the rest of the couch because we tend to have our forearms resting on those spots, consistently depositing body oils which accumulate and can make a couch look dingy. You might also notice a similar pattern where our legs rest alongside the front of the couch. This area also accumulates body oils, especially in the warmer months when we are not wearing long pants.

So, how often should you have your couch professionally cleaned? It’s ideal to have your couch professionally cleaned every 6 to 12 months. This interval of cleaning means your couch will be fresh, clean and durable. When you have the upholstery on our couch cleaned, it removes soils that, over time, will degrade the fibers of the couch, So, regular cleanings are a good way to prolong the life of your upholstery.

If you have unique soiling or heavily soiling (kids and pets and maybe a sloppy eater!), you might want to get your couch professionally cleaned every 6 months to keep it fresh!

If you’ve ever had your couch cleaned, you know how great it looks, smells and feels afterwards. If you’ve never had your couch cleaned…now is the time!