Upholstery Cleaning Services May Help Docs Clean Up Before the Rush

August 8, 2014

By: Gene Rhodes


We are in the process of having parents and their children heading back to doctors’ offices in Louisiana for back-to-school wellness visits and immunization shots.

So our thoughts couldn’t help but turn towards upholstery cleaning

WHY? Simply put, studies have shown that unless furnishings in healthcare settings, offices, or your homes are properly cleaned and disinfected often, they have the potential to make people sick.

One such study appeared in an edition of the American Society for Microbiology’s journal, Applied and Environmental Microbiology

It showed that Bacillus thuringiensis, poliovirus 1, Escherichia coli, MS2 coliphage and Staphylococcus aureus all have the ability to be transferred from human skin to soft fabrics and other surfaces. Once on those surfaces, the bacteria and viruses continue to thrive and may be transferred back to human skin upon contact.

As we alluded to previously, it is not the only article that has ever indicated as such. Others have appeared in earlier editions of the Journal of Clinical Microbiology  and the Journal of Burn Care Rehabilitation

The latter study indicated that some of the bacteria commonly found on fabrics have the ability to live for more than two months without a human host. That’s why we are urging all Louisiana healthcare providers, businesses, and residents to consider scheduling building and upholstery cleaning and do it on a regular basis.

At ServiceMaster Quality Services in Houma, Louisiana we have been cleaning upholstery, carpeting and more for over 27 years. So we are well equipped to help people in south Louisiana keep their interiors clean and sanitary. All of our carpet and upholstery cleaning products are EPA approved.

Plus, we take great pains to remove excess moisture, which is well known to attract other undesirables that may adversely impact a person’s overall health. To learn more about our wide range of commercial and residential cleaning services and schedule a visit please



We all care about our familes and their health and we hope this brief post gave you some insight as to the importance of properly cleaning your upholstery and other interior items in your business or home. Want to learn more or have a more detailed discussion then please click on the red section above, fill out the short form, and you are on your way to talking with one of our professionals. If you like this post please provide the link to your family or friends and feel free to comment. 


Topics: clean-up, upholstery cleaning