Mattresses need thorough and effective cleaning by a professional cleaner every six months, using an allergen-reducing extraction method.
A neutralising spray can also be added, which will keep allergen irritants to a minimum between standard cleans. Your plan for controlling allergens should include frequent cleaning of upholstery and carpets.
- Each week, wash your sheets with hot water.
- If your pillows do not have mite-proof covers, wash them four times per year.
- Every month, wash your comforters and blankets.
- Every six months, get your mattresses professionally cleaned.
- Use appropriate air filters in your room.
See our deluxe upholstery cleaning process for details of exactly how we carry out our cleaning services.
Around a third of our lives is spent on pillows and mattresses, but mattress cleaning is often neglected. Mattresses can cost anything from $50 to $10,000, but they all need looking after, as well as professional cleaning every six months.
Mattress contamination can include dust mites and their faeces, sweat stains, body oils, dead skin, etc. A dust mite is generally invisible to the naked eye thanks to its 0.5mm size – more than 7,000 could fit on one fingernail. During their lives, dust mites moult several times and lay 300 eggs. They produce up to 100 faecal pellets a day, resulting in a total waste production of 200 times their own weight. Mite droppings are slimy, but when mixed with other substances will form household dust.
Allergies caused by dust mite faeces are a major problem and seems to be increasing. Further it has been known for some time they can cause serious health issues. Among these are rhinitis, or inflammation of the nose and eyes, as well as conditions such as eczema and asthma. These are caused by immune system responses, and around 40% of the population are affected at some point, a number that is rising.
The microscopic house dust mite, which lives indoors, can be controlled in order to help fight against allergens. Because we spend so much of our lives in bed, and also dress or prepare for the day in our bedrooms, these rooms are especially problematic for those suffering from allergies. The skin scales we shed into our carpets, mattresses, pillows and linen are eaten by dust mites. As a result, the mites can easily breed in these places.
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