You know that phrase “out of sight, out of mind”? Well, it applies to your mattress. Because your mattress is usually covered by sheets, comforters, pillows, quilts, dogs, clothes, people, etc. it isn’t necessarily the first item on your list of things to clean.
However, a typical used mattress may have anywhere from 100,000 to 10 million mites inside. Sanitizing your mattress is extremely important to help control allergy and asthma symptoms, as well as decontaminating the bed of germs, spores, bacteria, viruses, bedbugs, dust mites, and more. It is equally important to clean and sanitize the carpeting and furniture. 60 percent of dust mites and other pathogens are found in the mattress, 20 percent in the furniture, and 20 percent in the carpet.
Treating all these areas is the only way you are going to have a substantial effect in eliminating these contaminants and the suffering that goes along with them.
Los Angeles Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning is a service that will focus on your mattress for a deep clean.
What you wanted to know about dust mites, but were afraid to find out…..
What are dust mites?
Mites are not spiders or insects, but in a group of their own closely related to ticks. House dust mites are very small in size and can only be seen with a microscope. They only live for about 2 – 4 months, but during its life, the dust mites produces about 200 times its weight in waste product and can lay up to 300 eggs!
Studies show that approximately 44 million homes have carpets with dust mite allergen concentrations that exceed the level that has been associated with the development of allergies in the US. This means that millions of dust mite and their excrement are to be found in every home, composing a significant risk for the development of allergies and asthma.
When dust mites are controlled, do conditions improve?
There is clear evidence that higher amounts of mite dust in houses are associated with more asthma in children and adults. However, people with house dust mite asthma can consistently improved over a few months when kept in a mite free environment. Mite control may also improve asthma in children with house dust mite asthma.
Los Angeles Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning provides a comprehensive mattress cleaning service. Our equipment can effectively remove dust-mites and dirt and sanitize the mattress making your home fresher and healthier.