The COVID-19 lockdown means most of us are spending more time in bed than usual.
The extra sleep and hours spent snuggling up with a good book may feel like a bonus, but it could be comprising your immune system – a risk you don’t want to take at present.
How can relaxing in bed pose a health risk? If your mattress hasn’t been cleaned for some time, it may be packed with pests and pathogens that can wreak havoc with your health.
Here are six reasons why you should have your mattresses deep-cleaned regularly by a professional domestic cleaning service.
1. Enhanced quality of sleep
The law of gravity dictates that any microscopic particles of dust, pollen, dander and dirt floating in the air land up on flat surfaces, like your mattress.
Over time, these particles penetrate the mattress and explode into the air every time you settle in for the night or turn over in your sleep.
The resultant fug compromises the quality of the air you breathe, leaving you struggling for breath.
If you have your mattress properly cleaned at least twice a year, you avoid sucking in all those nasty airborne particles and enjoy a restful night’s sleep.
2. Reduced allergies
The warm, humid conditions of a mattress is like manna from heaven for house dust mites.
These minute creatures are barely visible to the eye, but are triggers for a host of serious allergies including asthma and allergic rhinitis.
A mattress-cleaning process that includes both high-power vacuuming and steam cleaning is the only way to get rid of dust mites and the associated allergies. That means less sneezing and more sleeping.
3. Removal of mould and fungal spores
On average, we produce 100 litres of sweat a year while we lie in bed. As a result, our mattresses are moist and warm, which are like giant petri dishes used in the cultivation of fungi and mould.
Fungal and mould spores are not only associated with respiratory problems, sinus congestion and eye, nose and throat irritation, they cause an unpleasant musty smell that’s difficult to eradicate.
By keeping your mattress clean and dry, you avoid fungal contagion and maintain optimal good health.
4. Protection against pests
Soiled mattresses are a haven for bed bugs and fleas – nasty little critters that can leave bites marks all over your body.
A deep-clean of your mattress kills pests and destroys the highly-resistant eggs, which prevents another outbreak of itching and scratching.
5. Maximised comfort and a fresh start to winter
A properly sanitised and cleaned mattress offers maximised comfort for a great night’s sleep.
There’s nothing more luxurious than slipping between crisp cotton sheets knowing there’s nothing unpleasant lurking beneath.
By having your mattress cleaned in the autumn months, you can kick-start winter with bedding that is snug, fresh and sparkling clean.
6. Extended mattress life
As with all household items, you can extend the life of your mattress with regular maintenance.
Have it expertly cleaned every six months and turn it each time the linen is changed.
What constitutes a professional mattress-cleaning service?
At Chelsea Cleaning, our methodology is simple – to clean household items thoroughly in a multi-step process.
Our mattress cleaning service is no exception.
We start off by vacuuming the mattress to eradicate surface dirt.
This is followed by stain removal, where emulsion cleaners and stain removal agents lift soils and stains that have penetrated deep into the fabric.
We use a hot-water extraction technique to steam clean the mattress before vacuuming it a second time to lift stray dust particles.
Lastly, the mattress is left in a well-ventilated area to air dry to prevent the formation of mildew and mould.