Your bed is the dirtiest piece of furniture in your room. This may come as a surprise to some, but most of us have a pretty good idea that our beds aren’t the cleanest areas. Just because we wash our sheets every week doesn’t mean our beds are clean. This can be a bit unsettling considering we spend an average of 56 hours per week laying on our beds. Some people spend even more time than that in their beds! The Better Sleep Council recommends replacing your mattress ever 7-10 years depending on how well it was taken care of and how much time is spent on the bed. The upfront cost for a mattress is expensive, price ranges for a new mattress is anywhere from $250- $3,000 depending on the quality! So, for a small cost to have your mattress steam cleaned about once a year, you can prolong the life of said mattress up to the full 10 years! If you spend $2,000 on a new bed, and it lasts you the full 10 years, you will only be spending $1.83 per night for a restful, healthy good night’s sleep. That’s less than your morning drink stop! So, what are some of the health benefits to having your mattress steam cleaned? What exactly is lurking in your bed?

Sweat Stains, Bacteria, Allergens & More are On Your Mattress

Humans naturally produce 26 gallons of sweat in their beds every year! This is why our beds become so heavy over time. As if this wasn’t bad enough, our beds are a hotspot for microscopic life! Moisture at high humidity like this is ideal for fungal culture. According to Dr. Philip Tierno, a microbiologist and pathologist at the New York University School of Medicine, fungi spores, bacteria, animal dander, pollen, soil, lint, dead skin cells, dust mites and other contaminants are found lurking in mattresses. This is just the start of what can be found sleeping with you at night, women who wear make-up to bed, or anyone who applies lotion to their skin ultimately introduces these oils and creams into their mattresses. Some people even eat in their beds! Food droppings in bed provide a nice environment for these organisms to thrive. According to a 2015 study, used synthetic fiber and feather pillows between 1 ½-20 years old had between 4-17 different fungal species present in the center of the pillows. Gravity works, most of the contaminants were found in the center of the pillow, and the same applies to your mattress. In time gravity drags pollutants and microorganisms down into the core of the mattress making it nearly impossible to clean just by surface cleaning alone! Out of every 6 people on Earth, at least 1 has allergies. Your bed could be making your allergies flair up, which could be the cause for waking up with a stuffy nose. In people with respiratory ailments such as asthma or COPD, these allergens, including dust mite feces and debris could aggravate your already sensitive lungs.

Mattress Cleaning & More in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Diamond Bar & Agoura Hills, California

The only truly effective way to kill the germs, viruses, microorganisms and fungi that lurk in your mattress is through a thorough professional steam cleaning done about once every year or two. This will not only remove unsightly stains, but it will freshen your bed and leave it smelling and feeling clean as a whistle. At Go Green Carpet Cleaning, our state-of-the-art equipment heats water to a high temperature that effectively kills anything living on your mattress, while controlling the amount of water that is forced out to shorten dry time and avoid over soaking your bed. Then our powerful equipment extracts any left-over water, along with all the gross stuff you don’t want in your bed and removes it, leaving your mattress much lighter than before! If you’ve never had the pleasure of a good steam cleaning for your mattress or it’s been a while, call us to schedule a consultation today!