When it comes to living in a beautiful, clean home, most people think about general cleaning that includes cleaning the floor, wiping dust over surfaces, and cleaning upholstery. Sometimes, you also think about your carpets when they start looking very soiled. However, rarely, homeowners think about getting their mattresses clean. Though you may not notice it, your mattress is covered with all sorts of debris and filth when viewed at the microscopic level.
Since we spend one-third of our lives sleeping, it is important that you sleep on a clean and hygienic mattress that allows you to feel refreshed every day, instead of causing you discomfort and health conditions.
If you still think you don’t need to spend on mattress cleaning, here are key reasons why you must seek mattress cleaning service in Abu Dhabi every 6 months.
- Dust Mites
Humans shed about 500 million skin cells every single day. When you sleep on your mattress, millions of these dead skin cells settle down in the nooks and crevices of your mattress. Did you know that these dead cells are a feast for hungry dust mites? When you don’t get your mattress cleaned properly, your mattress filled with dead skin cells attracts dust mites.
As these dust mites feed and leave their droppings on your mattress, it becomes a source of allergies and respiratory conditions such as asthma. A study states that about 100,000 to 10 million of these dust mites might be hanging in your mattress. So, you can easily imagine what an unclean mattress can do to your health and your loved ones’ health.
- Bed Bugs
When a mattress has never been cleaned or cleaned after several years, it becomes home to bed bugs. These bed bugs are bloodsuckers and they start stinging you when you lay down on your mattress. These bugs hide in your mattress seams, sheets, and bedroom furniture. If your mattress has bed bugs too, you might wake up with itchy bite marks and spots of blood on your bedsheet. Sometimes, these bed bugs also hitch a ride to your home on your luggage from an infested place such as a hotel room or dormitory and vice versa.
- Harsh chemicals
Not all people buy mattresses that are made of environmental-friendly materials and harsh chemicals. You might also have a mattress that releases volatile organic compounds (VOCs) when remain in contact with your body heat. VOCs mainly come from petroleum-based polyurethane and chemicals such as formaldehyde and flame retardants. While adults stay safe, the health of your kids might get impacted as they are more sensitive and might be breathing in toxic fumes.
- Bacteria and Fungus
Did you know an average adult sweats 1.5 gallons each day? Our bodies keep sweating all the time, even when we are asleep. This makes your mattress warm and moist – in other words – a perfect home for fungus, mold, and bacteria. According to a study, a 7-year-old mattress has been found to have more than 16 million colony-forming units of bacteria per square inch. Many kinds of microorganisms can be feasting and living on your mattress.
We haven’t included pet dander yet, which is also another favorite food of dust mites. Besides, if your pets have fleas or ticks, they can jump onto your mattress too.
So, if it has been more than 6 months since you got your mattress cleaned, it’s time to hire a good mattress cleaning service in Abu Dhabi to ensure that you and your loved ones sleep comfortably in a healthy way.