How clean is your mattress

You have had a long day at work you’re not feeling well.  You are tired and run down and all you want is a good night’s sleep.  You always see on TV and read in magazines about the debate on which is good for you : too much or too little sleep.  The real question that should be asked : is your mattress healthy to sleep on?

Every night the human body loses approximately 1 litre of body fluid through the skin, pores and mouth as well as millions of skin flakes.  Just think of it this way, we all have showers each day, we all wash our clothes, what about the mattress?  How many bugs and germs does our mattress contain?

A mattress that is not protected with a cover will have an infestation of dust mites within 3 months.  Not only dust mites but body oils, sweat, fats and DEAD SKIN – gross!  We recently got called to a job where the owner had rented out his fully furnished unit in New Farm.  The tenants had never picked up a broom or a vacuum cleaner once during their stay.

He generously supplied the tenants with a brand new mattress protector – which they kept neatly in the cupboard in the original packaging for the 2 years.  Our technician arrived and he had two queen size and two single mattresses.  Well lets say, who knows if they even put sheets on the bed.

There were:

  • Urine stains
  • Blood stains
  • Food Stains
  • Drink stains
  • Body odour
  • Oils
  • Fats

You can see for yourself by just taking a look at the photos.

Unfortunately these mattresses were not able to be restored so this owner lost a lot of money due to the tenant not using the protectors and not having the mattress cleaned frequently.

It is recommended that every time you change your sheets you should be vacuuming your mattress at the same time.  You should have your mattress cleaned every year and treated for dust mites.

You spend approximately one third of your life in your bed, so it makes good sense to keep them clean.  Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite!