We put a lot of time and effort into keeping our homes beautiful. If something is dirty, we clean it. Although we do this regularly, we often ignore our mattress. On average, people spend 1/3 of their lives on a mattress—it is the dirtiest and most unhygienic object with which we have close contact. If not properly cared for, a mattress can become harmful to our health housing dust mites, bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold, and other body residues. Dust Mites are microscopic creatures that live and breed in mattresses, blankets, pillows, sofas, and carpets. They thrive in warm, moist conditions and can number in the millions. Dust Mites are invisible to the naked eye but you see their effects everywhere. Some of the conditions caused by Dust Mites are itchy, red eyes, sinus pain, sneezing, asthma, eczema, hay fever, and bronchitis. These are all conditions typical of a Dust Mite infestation. Dust Mites feed on the dead skin cells that human beings shed every day, and they leave behind their excrement that is the cause of many allergic-like symptoms. Here are some pertinent facts:
Humans shed many thousands of skin cells every day, most of them in the mattress.
Dust Mites can feed for up to 170 days on this shedded skin.
Dust Mites produce excrement equal to 200 times their body weight during their lifetime.
Dust Mites can live without food for 1 year.
Pets, when they play or sleep on your bed, introduce many harmful residues and microorganisms.
To effectively control Dust Mite allergens, allergy sufferers should have their mattress cleaned by a professional about every 6 months.
Roca Carpet's Mattress Cleaning Services
We will first clean your mattress with a very powerful vacuum. You will be able to see all the dirt and grime removed in this first cleaning by observing the special filter used for this process. Following this, your mattress is then cleaned using hot water extraction with powerful suction. Your mattress will also be treated with Steri-Fab, an EPA-registered disinfectant capable of killing dust mites, bed bugs, fleas, and other insects while also deodorizing and sanitizing surfaces. Steri-Fab protects against insects, germs, odors, viruses, bacteria, fungi, and mildew. It contains no perfume, dyes, or harsh solvents. The mattress will dry in 4-6 hours, leaving a cleaned and healthy mattress. Pillows should also be cleaned and treated with a Dust Mite-neutralizing product. To further protect against future soiling, you should then encase your mattress in a zippered plastic case. This case can be purchase at any home goods store.
Please contact us for a Free Mattress Cleaning estimate.