Have you seen the TV commercial that says your mattress doubles in weight every 10 years? The truth is that there are no scientific studies that confirm exactly how much weight your mattress gains each year. Still, it is a fact that your mattress does get heavier and it is widely accepted that the gain is approximately 10% a year – which makes doubling or a 100% gain in 10 years plausible. But the real question is – why? Why does your mattress get heavier? The answer isn’t pretty.
Mattresses get heavier over time because they absorb and retain skin, sweat, spills, body lotions, pet dander, and other microscopic particles and organisms. That last part is the really scary news – every day your mattress is accumulating and breeding organisms – specifically really tiny bugs called mites.
Although tiny, mites are not cute and adorable. They are part of the arachnid family (yes, the spider family) and even worse, they are related to ticks. According to materials published by Ohio State University, a typical used mattress may have 100,000 to 10 million mites inside. Mites prefer warm, moist surroundings and one of their favorite foods is dead skin. Since human skin flakes off while you sleep, your mattress becomes a 5-Star resort for mites.
These organisms are the main causes of allergies, especially among children. According to an article published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture “mites also affect people and animals by causing allergies, spreading diseases, and acting as parasites on their bodies…”
Ok, enough bad news. There is a solution. Inside Homes can help you get rid of dust mite dung and other allergens in your mattresses through our specialized cleaning system.
Our Skilled Technicians are trained and experienced in using select cleaning solutions that offer deep cleaning, sanitizing, and quick drying.
Cleaning your furniture and mattresses can significantly reduce your risk of allergies and other health issues related to dust and mites. Your home is meant to be your sanctuary, a place or rest and relaxation. Microscopic invaders can cause illnesses that take away your peace of mind and health. Periodic professional cleaning will let you sleep easy knowing you are protecting your home and keeping your family healthy.
Contact us today and let the Inside Homes Professional Clean Team manage your furniture and mattress cleaning. Our happy customers include hotels, bed and breakfasts, medical offices, banks, ALF’s and of course, private homes. We transform your home into a clean, safe, and healthy place for you and your family.