The latest chaise lounge covers are extremely user-friendly. They come with easy-access tie-down options or handles which make the installation or covering process very easy. These covers are typically made of 100% waterproof, UV, and tear-resistant fabrics. These qualities ensure that the covers last long and protect the chaise lounges from all types of threats.
However, there’s one major threat that not even the best covers can successfully address without the user’s help – dust. That’s right, dust is worse for your chaise lounges and their covers than pretty much every other threat. Sunlight damage, water damage, stains, or even pet hair are easier to handle because they’re visible. The cover prevents all external dust particles from entering the furniture item.
Dust damage on chaise lounges and their covers on the other hand is much harder to track and address. The cover prevents all external dust particles from entering the furniture item. Vacuum clean the covers every day. When lungs breathe in too much dust either from the air or from your chaise lounge covers, nothing goes well.
Remove all dust and light dirt from the surfaces of these covers.
How Does Dust Damage Chaise Lounges and their Covers?
Do you know the air quality inside your home right now might be significantly worse than the air quality outside? It may seem hard to believe. But, it’s true. Brush off any stain you see on the covers as quickly as possible. Use soft sponges or soft bristle brushes to rub off any stain. According to the EPA, in many homes across the country, indoor air quality is significantly worse than outdoor air quality.
The concentration of air pollutants inside a home is often two to five times higher than what we see outdoors. Technically, we can create indoor spaces that are a hundred or a thousand times more polluted than any outdoor space. Why do indoor spaces have so many air pollutants?
Well, it’s mostly dust. In outdoor spaces, you’ll find a variety of air pollutants – smoke, fumes from chemicals, acid rain, etc. Inside your home, there’s only one major villain – dust. When lungs breathe in too much dust either from the air or from your chaise lounge covers, nothing goes well.
People who live inside dusty homes and “relax” on dusty lounges or beds experience a variety of health conditions. These issues include –
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
- Nonfatal heart attacks
- Irregular heartbeat
- Persistent coughing and other respiratory problems
Using Covers to Address Dust Damage
Thankfully, you can keep your chaise lounges and their covers dust-free pretty easily. Let’s say you cover your chaise lounge with a high-quality cover. The cover prevents all external dust particles from entering the furniture item.
Now, you don’t have to inhale large amounts of dust every time you sit on your chaise lounge. But, what about the dust particles that chaise lounge covers accumulate. Well, these items are easy to clean.
- Vacuum clean the covers every day. Remove all dust and light dirt from the surfaces of these covers. Also, flip the covers every few weeks to avoid excessive wrinkling of the cover fabrics.
- If your chaise lounge covers are machine washable, send them for cleaning every five to six days (at least). Set even stricter schedules if your lounge is located in a high-traffic living room.
- Use warm water and mild enzyme detergents to wash your chaise lounge covers.
Brush off any stain you see on the covers as quickly as possible. Use soft sponges or soft bristle brushes to rub off any stain. Repeat these steps every week. Keep your chaise lounges and their covers clean and fresh at all times!