For those with allergies, any dust It can be fatal, right? Just the least contact and that’s it, a crisis sets in. Although, in most cases, it appears when you are outdoors, it is possible to have allergic attacks at home as well. And that’s why there’s little care, especially with the furniture.
In this sense, it is very important keep an eye out for any and all traces of dust at home. Appliances like the vacuum cleaner and small cleaning habits like using a damp cloth will be your greatest allies in times like this.
Only, there is a villain that almost no one raises suspicion and he is the couch. Yes, that’s him! The protagonist of the living room of all Brazilians often hides dirt that serves as a trigger for allergy attacks.
This happens because the sofa’s fibers serve as a hiding place, causing dust to accumulate easily. And because of these almost secret cracks, there is a certain difficulty in keeping this item clean.
Also, even if you maintain a daily cleaning routine, dirt can still be there. These fibers have layers so deep that the help of a professional specialized in cleaning this furniture.
Fritz Paixão, executive director of a company specialized in cleaning sofas, explains that:
“It is common for people to think that professional cleaning, because it has the help of products, is a bad choice for those who are allergic. Therefore, when choosing the right company, it is necessary to know which products are used. The vast majority are water-based and do not harm the health of those who hire the service”.
According to Fritz, there are still other methods that help to preserve this specialized cleaning performed by professionals. It is about shielding, a method that promotes the waterproofing of sofas, upholstery and mattresses. The good side is that, in addition to helping allergic people, the shielding can also increase the useful life of the piece by up to 3x, as it protects the fabric of the furniture.
When performed after cleaning, it facilitates daily maintenance, preventing dust from accumulating more easily and, among other benefits, protects against liquid spillage. As for the frequency, the expert recommends that this deeper cleaning on the sofa be carried out at least once a month.
Practical tips to keep your sofa clean:
If you still can’t pay a professional specializing in upholstery to perform a deep cleaning on the couch, get ready! We separate some tips that can be useful to relieve allergy sufferers. Check out:
- Use the vacuum cleaner daily: to do this, you can use a smaller vacuum cleaner nozzle to reach the smallest places on the sofa that usually accumulate dust;
- Brushes can also help you: the tip to not damage your furniture is to use soft bristle brushes. This is a great way to remove pet hair, dust and even dust encrusted in the upholstery wefts;
- Perfume your sofa: another way to keep your sofa clean after these first two steps is to make it smell better. For this, you will need a spray bottle, water, ¼ of alcohol and a little bit of fabric softener. Then just mix it all up and use it on your sofa. Remember to use a small amount and then leave the furniture in an airy place, okay?
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Source:Fritz Paixão, CEO of the network specializing in cleaning upholstery CleanNew.