By Ken Strid, Owner of Cleancare of Boulder
When you wake up in the morning have you ever thought to yourself, “Gee, I really should get my mattress cleaned today! Who cleans mattresses in Boulder, CO?" Probably not. You and most homeowners usually ignore any stains or discolorations ias long as you have some nice sheets, blankets and a comforter. But really, stains are not the main problem with a mattress that has not been cleaned. You see, every night, the average person deposits about half a liter of sweat into their bed. Seriously. Is that not gross? Not only that, but you also leave behind thousands of skin cells on your bed, too, where it will remain for a long time. Guess what microscopic monsters dust mites feed on? Dead skin. Your bed is a quagmire of bacteria and is the optimum breeding environment for dust mites.
In fact, many allergies, headaches and respiratory illnesses can be traced back to a soiled mattress. Did you know that it’s not uncommon for a bed to harbor more than a million dust mites. In some cases, the sheer amount of dust mites can be enough to increase the weight of the bed. And get this- after a year of usage, half the weight of a pillow may be dust mites, feces and dead bodies. I know! It keeps getting more and more gross. Now let’s talk about poop, shall we? Dust mite poop. Dust mites produce feces that float in the air and are a common allergen in humans when inhaled. Bacteria and fungal spores can also trigger an immune response when taken into the body. Even worse, these pests have no natural enemies in their environment, so they reproduce at alarmingly quick rates.
Allow a professional to provide deep mattress cleaning and this can eliminate these pests and the problems they cause. Thorough maintenance can also eliminate stains and odors caused by spills, chemicals or organic soiling, if you know what I mean. Yes... that. A professional technician is capable of eliminating more than 95 percent of dust mites, dead bodies and their feces in a single treatment. This is particularly helpful during the Summer season, when family members of all ages and sensitivities gather in a single home. If you have a mattress full of dust mites that family members who stay the night will need to sleep on, they may be rendered sick by dust mites or other pathogens if they have bad allergies or a compromised immune system. Also, your children are more highly affected because of under developed immune systems and elderly are often at extra risk from a soiled mattress because their immune systems aren’t as robust.
While, of course it’s not the first thing on your mind, by neglecting bed maintenance, you are allowing dust mites, bacteria and fungal spores to affect your health and the health of your loved ones. Professional mattress treatment and cleaning will stop allergens and your reaction to them. You may even find that it makes your bed feel more comfortable. And by the way, replace your pillows often! Do you know what you're laying your head on?
For more information on who cleans mattresses in Boulder, CO, call Ph.: 303-530-0646.