Why Should I clean my Mattress?

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Why Should I clean my Mattress?


The place where we spend one-third of our lives should probably be clean, safe, and comfortable, right?

Asleep on our mattresses is where we spend that much of our time, and unfortunately, mattresses are overlooked when it comes to prioritizing what gets cleaned in our homes.  With just a thin sheet separating us from them, mattresses become bombarded with our sweat, hair, oils, and dust mites. Cleaning sheets once every week or two (at the most) is important, but cleaning the mattress – where it all builds up over time – is best.

All elements mentioned above can keep our mattresses from feeling clean and comfy, but dust mites can actually cause health problems. These mites are a major cause of asthma and allergies, especially in children and the elderly.

According to the American College of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology, approximately 10 percent of Americans have allergic sensitivities to dust mites. Frequently vacuuming your mattress can help reduce the problem, as can flipping your mattress every few months, but professional cleaning once a year is highly recommended. The process we use gets rid of dust mites and keeps them away longer than any other mattress-cleaning remedy.

Ready for an alarming (and grotesque) reality? According to The American Lung Association, "Dust mites are not parasites; they don't bite, sting or burrow into our bodies. The harmful allergen they create comes from their fecal pellets and body fragments. Dust mites are nearly everywhere; roughly four out of five homes in the United States have detectable levels of dust mite allergen in at least one bed."

Simply put, gross. The thought of these little critters sharing our beds is repulsive, especially when anywhere between 100,000 and 10 million can infest our mattresses at any time. We just don’t think it’s worth putting up with the allergens these little nuisances can create – like itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, post-nasal drip, etc.  So call us today to schedule your mattress for a good cleaning.

Peninsula Carpet Care is certified and fully qualified to help with your Mattress Cleaning Needs.

Give Jayson a call today