Many homeowners regularly have their upholstery and carpet cleaned. For some reason, though, they don’t think twice about giving their mattress the same care. This is unfortunate considering that we spend eight hours a night on our mattress. As such, our beds collect debris and bacteria and become a carrier of common allergens. Mattress cleaning should be included when you have your carpet and furniture sanitized.
Facts and Statistics About Your Mattress
An estimated half of all mattresses contain traces of harmful germs, such as pseudomonas and staphylococcus, both of which are known to cause diarrhea and other illnesses.
Humans produce around a half-liter of sweat during an 8-hour sleep period. All that perspiration collects and soaks into the mattress every night.
A 10-year-old mattress that has never been cleaned has accumulated an estimated total of 740 gallons of sweat and dead skin cells.
A new mattress can accumulate as many as two million mites within just four months of use.
DIY Mattress Cleaning
While your mattress should be cleaned by an upholstery cleaning service, there are some DIY methods you can do at home to keep the mattress sanitized between professional cleanings. To minimize the presence of bacteria and mites, pour baking soda onto the mattress and scrub it into the surface using a stiff-bristled brush. This bonds the baking soda with all the sweat and debris, which you can then remove with a vacuum. If there are stains, spot clean them using a mixture of cold water, dish detergent, and hydrogen peroxide.
Calling a Professional
Ultimately, the best way to keep your mattress as germ-free as possible is through regular professional cleaning. You can contact New City Green Cleaning to have your bed treated using commercial grade equipment. Regular mattress cleaning will ensure that you don’t spend every night sleeping on a sweat and bacteria-infested surface.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning in Bothell, Bellevue & Redmond