Friday, March 20, 2015

The Benefits of Cleaning Your Mattress

     Do you suffer from Asthma? Do you often wake up in the morning with a stuffy nose or allergy symptoms?  Your mattress may be to blame! 

     It is an unpleasant fact of life: Dust mites are everywhere– including on your mattress.  Many people are allergic to dust mite excrement and their dead
carcasses.   Dust mite excrement is said to be a leading cause of  asthma symptoms, Rhinitis (stuffy, runny nose) and skin rashes.Our mattress cleaning removes dustmites

      But there’s more.  Your mattress also contains dead skin, sweat and other miscellaneous bodily fluids and if your pet sleeps or plays on your bed then you can add a host of other contaminates.  And let’s not forget about the ever growing problem with Bed Bugs. 
      But what can we do about it?  Various sources recommend vacuuming your mattress weekly using a vacuum that has a Hepa filter.  A hepa filter is important because the feces from dust mites is small enough to pass through a regular vacuum bag.  People with allergies or asthma should have their mattresses cleaned every 3-6 months.  As for the rest of us a yearly cleaning/sanitizing is recommended.
      Recently Delta Carpet Cleaning purchased a piece of equipment which is ideal for cleaning mattresses.  Dust mite debris, dead skin cells and any other loose material that might be on your mattress (i.e. pet dander) goes into a water-filled holding tank & any air that is expelled passes through a HEPA filter vacuum to ensure that none of the debris is released into the room.  It also emits 360 degree steam which greatly reduces the dust mite population.  Unfortunately it is impossible to kill all of  them that is why regular cleaning is necessary. This temperature also effectively kills Bed Bugs
       At the same time the mattress is sanitized by the heat– no chemicals needed.  If for peace of mind you would like additional sanitizer applied to your mattress– we can treat it with Microban which is a hospital grade disinfectant or we can use a botanical disinfectant.  The pictures shows Greg using the equipment on our own mattress.  It was ready to sleep on that night.  If you would like to know more or would like to have your mattresses cleaned give us a call at 216-939-8741 or visit our website: