If we asked you what the dirtiest object was in your room, what would you guess? If you guessed your mattress you’re right! We spend 1/3 of our lives rolling around on our beds. The average human loses about 600,000 particles of skin every hour! That’s over a pound and a half of dead skin every year! Imagine how much of that dead skin makes it into your mattress! Dead skin isn’t the only thing living in your mattress. The saving grace for our mattresses is there’s hope, steam cleaning! You don’t have to sleep on a dirty bed and you can even prolong the life of your mattress by having it steam cleaned once a year by an experienced steam cleaning company. DIY shampooing is not recommended because retail purchased or rented shampooers are not strong enough to extract all the water they put into your mattresses, which can harbor mold or mildew growth deep within your mattress. So, what are the actual benefits of having your mattress professionally steam cleaned? Is it worth the money? Ameribest Carpet Cleaning will let you be the judge.
Dead skin is just the beginning of our mattress woes. Dirt, dust mites, makeup, oil, sweat, fungal spores, bacteria, pet dander and food droppings contaminate our beds every day. In fact, a study conducted by Ohio State University states that a typical mattress can harbor anywhere from 100,000 to 1,000,000 dust mites inside of it! Up to 10% of the weight of a 2-year-old pillow can be composed of dust mites and their feces. Who wants to sleep on that? Dust mites prefer dark, warm areas, such as the bed when you’re sleeping, but they also live in your carpets, stuffed animals, rugs, upholstery and other plush surfaces. They live their lives feeding on flakes of dead skin from people and pets. The dust mites themselves won’t hurt you, the feces they leave behind can exacerbate or trigger asthma and allergies. The lifespan of an average mattress is 8-10 years according to various manufacturers, over the course of that decade, your mattress will double in weight. This happens because the mattress essentially works as a big sponge and absorbs all of that sweat, oil and dust. Remember how light your mattress was the day you purchased it? Now it’s probably a hefty chore to lift and now you know why.
Steam is the most powerful and effective way to sanitize and disinfect just about any surface of your home and kills 99% of the viruses and bacteria that are lingering in your home without the need for harmful chemicals. It’s a safe, effective and natural way to keep your home as clean as it can be. It gets better; steam cleaning is the most effective way to kill dust mites and remove not only the mites, but their waste as well! Ameribest Carpet Cleaning’s powerful truck mounted equipment is capable of extracting the majority of what’s weighing your mattress down, while removing stains and odors without leaving an excess amount of water behind.
Here at Ameribest Carpet Cleaning, we take pride in our work and we love happy customers. Looking for a healthier night’s rest? Give our office a call today and schedule your mattress’s deep steam cleaning!