We spend several hours each day lying on our mattresses. We sweat as much as a 16oz of water and shedding up to 30oz of skin particles and dandruff in the average night. All of which makes its way through sheets and settle in our mattresses. Over time dust mites gather in your mattress to feast on these particles.
Reasons to Clean Your Dirty Mattress
Many of us just dive into our covers after a long day. Grease and grime from the day add to contents of our mattress. Some of us even snack in bed and the crumbs attract unwanted creepy-crawly visitors into our beds! It is very important to clean our mattresses the same way we clean our bed sheets, pillows and duvets. Few of us replace our mattresses on a regular basis making it important to clean them. Steam is the perfect way to do this. Lifting stains will make us keep our mattresses lasting longer and steam cleaning will prevent over-wetting like liquid cleaning solutions which makes drying time longer.
How Carpet Care 2000 Cleans Your Mattress
Carpet Care 2000 always uses a hand tool and vacuum before steam cleaning to remove surface dust and debris. If needed, we may even use a rotary tool to agitate the surface, freeing more embedded debris. This is important with families that have long hair or pets that sleep with them. We use short bursts of steam which is better than continuous delivery and prevents over-wetting. We pass over stains more often, gently pressing the tool onto the mattress to reach trapped dust and debris. ANd we don’t forget the sides of the mattress! We then let it dry naturally. This shouldn’t take too long as it’s been steam cleaned and not liquid cleaned. We also use a crevice tool to get into the quilting, along the top edge welting and where your pillow top is attached. Removing stains also removes odors because of the enzymes they contain!
Dust mites can be highly allergenic to humans and can trigger asthma. Itchiness, red or watering eyes, runny nose, and eczema flare-ups can be symptoms of exposure to dust mites. Steam cleaning can kill off dust mites. Your mattress can be host to a number of parasites and other allergens that can worsen your quality of living. Even the most immaculate homes can get bed bugs. To be totally free of nasty dust mites, bed bugs, bacteria and allergens steam cleaning should always be followed by vigorous vacuuming to remove anything left behind. You can spray the mattress and box spring with a disinfecting spray, like Lysol. It’s safe to use on fabric and kills bacteria that cause odors. To freshen your mattress between cleanings, sprinkle on some baking soda, wait 15 minutes and vacuum.
Professional Steam Cleaning in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Ripon, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & The East Bay of California
Something you can add to your spring cleaning is getting your mattress cleaned. If you live with kids and pets they will make their way onto your bed with dirty paws and feet. Feel better and sleep better knowing you’re climbing into a clean bed with a mattress that is pest free. Steam cleaning is the safest, easiest and most eco-friendly way to do it and will extend the life of your mattress. Call Carpet Care 2000 today!