There are a lot of misconceptions about mattress cleaning and why it doesn’t need regular cleaning. Well folks, these are myths that become widespread and unfortunately lead many to believe that mattress cleaning isn’t necessary. There are many people who never had their mattresses deep or professionally cleaned due to some of these so call myths. Carpet Care 2000 would like to step in and explain why some of theses misconceptions are not true and why mattress cleaning is just as important as any other cleaning service.
Mattress Cleaning Myths
Myth 1 – Modern mattresses don’t get dust mites. Modern mattresses do have a dust mite protective coating. This leads many people to feel like a mattress cleaning to kill dust mites is no longer needed. Well yes, the protective dust mite coating does prevent the majority of dust mite population. However over time this protective coating does wear off and a dust mite population will grow. However it is a fact of life where there is dead or shed off skin, there will be dust mites.
Myth 2 – Water and shampoos are all that are needed to clean a mattress. Carpet shampoos are just mentioned for that carpet. Mattresses are often tagged or labeled with the correct cleaning agents and shampoos are not among them. Mattresses are made of various types of fabrics that may be sensitive to certain cleaning agents. One benefit of using a professional mattress cleaner is that they have and know which cleaning agents are needed for each type of mattress. However you should always read the label and use the cleaner suggested by the manufacturers.
Myth 3 – You don’t ever have to clean your mattress if you use a mattress cover. Again, a mattress cover helps to prevent the amount of accidents and spills and such. However it doesn’t prevent all dust mites and other problematic allergens that still seep into your mattress. You may be able to go longer in-between deep cleanings but not entirely.
Myth 4 – Your mattress doesn’t need cleaning if it looks clean. Stains and odors are a sign that it is time to have your mattresses, or anything for that matter, cleaned. However with modern technology we are now able to look smaller and deeper than ever before and what is found even on what looks like a clean surface just isn’t so. Dust mites, skin flakes from other pests, and even pet dander are microscopic, and yes; are in your mattress. Not to mention your bodily fluids such as sweat may not always leave its mark but they can lead to skin diseases if not cleaned over a long period of time.
Myth 5 – You don’t need a professional to clean your mattress. The main difference of a professional and your average person is equipment and knowledge. Anyone can vacuum and use a steamer upholstery attachment to clean their mattress. In truth we encourage you to do so at least once a month. However professional mattress cleaners will have high quality equipment and cleaning agents that are not open to the public since they require training and licenses to be used safely. The professional mattress cleaner can and does a deep and more efficient cleaning than any other commercial grade product you can buy. That why it is recommended to have your mattresses cleaned once a year by a professional, and each month by the homeowner to keep a safe, clean and hygienic sleeping environment.
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Remember the average person spends a third of their life in their bed. For your health and comfort mattress cleaning is important. Carpet Care 2000 encourages you to regularly vacuum and clean your mattress and consider having a professional do a deep cleaning yearly. If you need mattress cleaning in your home, contact Carpet Care 2000 today.