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For many of you it’s been never. Just to let you know, if you have allergies or just your basic scratchy throat and itchy nose in the morning, it could be due to your mattress.
Just like you wash your clothes and hair regularly, your mattress should be cared for in the same manner. That’s if you want to extend its life and YOURS!
If you’re still undecided on cleaning your mattress just think of this. In this picture you can see why it needs to be cleaned. What about the things you can’t see, like Dust mites.
These little bugs are virtually microscopic. Every home has dust mites. They feed on human skin flakes and are found in mattresses, pillows, carpets, upholstered furniture, bed-covers, clothes, stuffed toys and fabric and fabric-covered items. Body parts and feces from dust mites can trigger asthma in individuals with allergic reactions to dust mites, and exposure to dust mites can cause asthma in children who have not previously exhibited asthma symptoms.
Regular house dust may contain asthma triggers. When you are treating your house for dust mites, try these simple steps as well.
~Remove dust often with a damp cloth.
~Vacuum carpet and fabric-covered furniture to reduce dust build-up.
~Using vacuums with high efficiency filters or central vacuums may be helpful.
~People with asthma or allergies should leave the area being vacuumed.
No place is safe from allergens no matter where you go. Even if you don’t have allergies, call a professional to clean your mattress on a regular basis. And because it is fair to say that we spend a significant proportion of time in contact with our mattress, this is particularly important.
Many of us, especially children and babies will often wake up with a runny nose, watery eyes, headache or other typical allergy symptoms? In many cases these symptoms are caused by Dust Mites that feed on the dead skin cells we shed while we sleep. These creatures are prevalent in mattresses because of the amount of time we spend sleeping on them.
A professional can clean the mattresses in your home and also treat them with an Anti-Allergen Post Spray Treatment. This treatment de-natures dust mite allergens to prevent you from suffering so severely.
After they clean the mattresses in your home it is important to encase them in allergy relief bed-covers to keep them nice and clean as well as keeping Dust Mites and allergens at bay.
Also if you find out that you or someone in your home suffers from allergies, here are some actions to take on a regular basis.
~Cover mattresses and pillows with dust proof (“allergen-impermeable”) zippered covers.
~Wash bedding (sheets, blankets and bed-covers) once per week in hot water.
~Choose washable stuffed toys, wash them often in hot water and dry them thoroughly.
~Keep stuffed toys off beds.
~Maintain low indoor humidity, ideally between 30-50% relative humidity. Humidity levels can be measured by hygrometers which are available at local hardware stores.
When you’ve decided to have your mattress cleaned, call the professionals. Especially certified cleaning technicians that can handle a job like this. The best mattress cleaners in Northern Virginia will help you to achieve a clean and healthy home.