You know it’s time to clean your drapes and upholstery when you start noticing a certain dinginess about them. But you should probably clean them way before they get to that point. After all, cleaning your upholstery isn’t just about looking fresh. It’s about preserving the longevity of your home’s fabrics and keeping your air pure from allergens.
Did you know that every time you open or close your drapes, or spend time on your upholstered furniture, you may be polluting the air of your home? That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use your drapes or sit on your furniture–it just means you need to make sure the fabrics within your home remain clean of dust and allergens. The truth is, allergens are often buried deep within the folds and crevices of your drapes and upholstered furniture, which is why it is important to clean them every so often, even if they don’t seem dirty to you.
What Are Allergens?
Allergens are any of a number substances including dust mites, pollen, and animal dander that cause a negative reaction in the body. According to the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, allergens in the air can aggravate those suffering from asthma, and can irritate the upper airways of anyone spending time indoors. Some people even get hives in reaction to allergens. As the colder weather approaches and indoor time increases, you want to make sure the air in your home is clean and free of irritants. The end of summer/beginning of fall is the perfect time to get your drapes and upholstery cleaned from the collection of pollen that likely blew inside during the spring and summer months.
Okay, But How Do I Actually Clean Large and Heavy Drapes and Upholstery?
We get it. Drapes are a pain to hang properly, and once they’re up, you are NOT taking them down for cleaning. And upholstered furniture can be bulky, oddly-shaped, and have deep crevices that are tricky to get to. So how are you supposed to clean these items?
Luckily, at Howard’s Upholstery, we offer on-site upholstery and drapery cleaning so you don’t have to worry about moving or removing anything. Visit us in Brooklyn or give us a call whenever you need us to clean the fabrics of your home. Keep the air in your home clean in the upcoming months so you can truly enjoy warm, cozy time indoors.