As homeowners we take all sorts of steps to help keep our homes clean. We clean our counters, sinks, toilets, tubs, showers, carpet, rugs, and more routinely to help make sure that our house looks clean and presentable. There are many places that we may not think about cleaning. One place that we frequently overlook is our mattress. Mattresses can house all sorts of things that we definitely do not want lingering in our homes. One creature that lurks in many mattresses is bugs. Bed bugs in particular are known for infesting the mattresses in apartment buildings and hotels. Sometimes they also make their way into your homes. One of the first alerts that you may have bed bugs is itchy, red welts in small clusters on your body. When you are sleeping bed bugs bite you and cause those itchy welts. If you notice these welts look in your bed for signs of oval-shaped bugs that are dark brown in color.
Dust Mites in Your Mattress?
Dust mites are another creature that find their way into your mattresses. Dust mites can be found in nearly all homes. They feed off the dead skin that our bodies get rid of every day. If you have family members that suffer from allergies or asthma dust mites can be especially aggravating. In addition to dust mites and bed bugs there are tons of other things that are commonly found on mattresses.
Cosmetic products bleed onto your mattress when you sleep. You can end up with lotions, creams, makeup, and hair products all over your mattress. Many people eat in bed on a regular basis. Every time you eat or drink in bed you get crumbs or liquid food spills on your mattress. Bacteria and other microorganisms then feed off of the food or liquid left on your mattress.
Yellow Sweat Stains on Mattress
When you sleep you sweat. Humans produce up to 26 gallons of sweat in bed each year. As you sweat there is not anywhere for the sweat to go but into your sheets and mattress. This provides the ideal environment for fungi and bacteria to grow. In addition to sweat people also lose skin in their sleep. It is estimated that the human body sheds 500 million skin cells per day. Those skin cells build up on your mattress over time.
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Your mattress, bed sheets, and blankets all have different chemicals on them. The chemicals that they put on products can be harmful to your health if not cleaned regularly. So now that you know about all of the things that are in your mattress what do you do about it? You will want to make sure that you frequently wash your sheets and blankets to get rid of anything that might be on them. While your sheets are off take some time to vacuum your mattress thoroughly. In addition to these steps you will want to have your mattress cleaned regularly. Tough Carpet Cleaning offers a mattress cleaning service that can help you keep your mattress nice and clean. Contact us today!