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Why is it so Important to Get Your Mattress Regularly Cleaned?

Posted on Friday 17 January 2020

Steam Cleaning a Mattress

Here at That Carpet Guy we have been advising many of our clients to regularly get their mattresses cleaned. Not only will this help get a good night’s sleep but it is essential for many other reasons.

One of the most effective ways to do this is by steam cleaning your used mattress. Not only do you love climbing into a nice comfortable bed but your friendly neighbourhood dust mites do as well.

Steam cleaning is a highly effective way of killing off bacteria, dust mites, and other undesirable elements that find home in your beloved mattress.

By using temperatures of up to 245 degrees Fahrenheit this method of sanitising your mattress is without doubt the most effective that is available on the market.  

What Can Lurk Inside Your Mattress?

Your mattress is like a magnet to many unwanted guests and other undesirable elements. On average a used mattress can house up to ten million dust mites depending on when it was last properly cleaned.

Dust mites just love to snuggle up and feed off the discarded cells and dead skin left by your body.

If this was not enough then consider that dust mites are not particularly fussy about secreting their own faecal matter where you love to sleep. And it is this faecal matter that is particularly dangerous to your health. It can be responsible for lung infections and skin irritations.

Clean Mattresses are Better for Air Quality

Domestic air pollution is becoming a bigger and bigger consideration in modern homes. And believe it or not a dirty mattress can be a big factor into contributing to this pollution.

The average home can suffer from smoke, paint, glue and other biological contaminants that linger in the air. And your used mattress can contain sweat, oil, skin, fungal spores and the ever present dust mites.

All these components will add to the denigration of your home’s air quality and that is why it is so important to get your mattress cleaned on a regular basis.

How Often Should You Clean a Mattress?

There is no rule of thumb of exactly how often you should get your mattress cleaned. It rather depends on how often it is used and how clean your bedroom is. The sad fact is that most of us neglect to clean our bedding apart from washing the sheets once a week.

But most professional cleaning companies such as That Carpet Guy recommend that a mattress should be properly cleaned a minimum of once every season.

Getting your mattress professionally tended to is one of the easiest steps you can make to protect your health in the home. And you will find it much easier to breathe at night if you do so, which makes for a solid and comfortable night’s rest.

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