Why replacing your couch cushions is part of healthy living

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Have you ever opened up an old, often-used couch cushion to see what’s inside it? No matter how much you’ve cleaned it, you might still find dirt, dust bunnies, and other contaminants after opening it up. According to one story from the Chicago Tribune, upholsterers have even found mouse droppings and spider webs inside some couches.

The truth is that couch cushions that have been used for at least a decade are carrying a significant amount of built-up pollutants. You might even be able to observe this if you see a cloud of dust after hitting your cushions. Unfortunately, these pollutants may cause your allergies to flare up. Dirt, dust, and cushion stains are fertile ground for allergens such as dust mites and mold. For the sake of your health, you shouldn’t allow your couch to become a repository for materials that cause sneezing, coughing, itching, nasal drainage, and asthma attacks in the most vulnerable.

Once you start noticing the signs of a contaminated couch, it’s time to get some new cushions for your sofa. Some suggest replacing your couch every 7 to 15 years, but if your couch frame is in good shape, replacing your cushions may revitalize your couch and increase its longevity. And if you want to save on your replacement cushions, why not replace the cushion foam yourself?

The Foam Factory provides all the essential foam materials for DIY couch cushions. Contact them today to discuss shapes and measurements, and don’t forget to take a look at their tutorials for DIY seat cushions.