Why Should I Clean My Mattress?
Updated: Mar 30
The average person spends approximately one third of their life sleeping. That is a significant portion of your time to be laying on a mattress. Do you want to spend that percentage of your life on a dirty, uncomfortable, or even harmful mattress?
In a manner of months, your mattress will collect a large amount of sweat, dirt, dust mites, allergens, and insects. Not only is this simply unhygienic, it directly impacts the quality of your sleep. A dirty mattress actually decreases the air quality of your bedroom. The gunk and grime from your skin, hair, dirt, and bugs makes its way into the lining of your mattress. As you move around in your sleep, this accumulated debris is released into the air and inhaled during the night. Prolonged exposure to these foreign substances can result in allergies, respiratory issues, a deteriorated immune system, and even decreased libido.
Cleaning your mattress regularly will save your body and your lungs, yes, but also your wallet. A mattress is an expensive investment, costing between $1000-$3000 on average. The debris that accumulates can accelerate the wear and tear on the fabrics and materials that make up your mattress. Having it regularly cleaned can double, or even triple, the life expectancy.
When Should I Clean My Mattress?
Mattresses are one of the most used items in a household. The maintenance of your mattresses should match the level of use they receive. The accepted recommendation for cleaning your mattress is twice a year, or with the changing of the seasons. If you suffer from allergies, you may want to consider cleaning your mattress even more often than that to prevent triggers.
Extra Tip: It is also recommended that you rotate your mattress regularly to prevent sagging. This is another effective way to increase the lifespan of your mattress. Every six months is a the recommended schedule for rotating your mattress. (Note: not all mattresses can be rotated or flipped. See the label for rotation instructions.)
How Should I Clean My Mattress?
A fair amount of people simply squirt the thing down with air freshener when they change their sheets. While not recommended, it may be better than nothing. There are many proclaimed home remedies for a dirty mattress.* Vacuuming, lemon juice, and baking soda can extend the timeline, but if done incorrectly, can result in more harm than good, such as dampness, damaged fabric, and mold. You really should have your mattress professionally cleaned on a regular basis.
Professional mattress cleaning includes a rigorous sanitation process. This will leave you with the peace of mind that all foreign substances have been removed from your mattress. A professional cleaner will evaluate your mattress for bugs or mold, and provide the most effective maintenance and preventative services.
The Galaxy's Finest Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning follows a sophisticated process of cleaning your mattress. The whole procedure can be done at your home and includes a steaming process that combines a cleaning solution and sanitizer, while extracting all the dirt, dust mites, and skin cells. The mattress is returned to you completely sanitized and dry.
Maintaining the care of your mattresses is a simple way to promote the health and welfare of yourself and your family. The Galaxy’s Finest Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning provides the highest quality care and the best prices on the market. See our website for deals and specials to make caring for your home cheap and easy!