The Horrors that Your Mattress Can Harbor…

Mattress cleaning is one of the most crucial considerations for health issues. Bedbugs, dust mites, molds, allergens and different spots and stains which eventually find their way to them, need to be taken care of effectively in a regular manner to make your mattress clean and hygienic so that you can enjoy your sleep, while remaining fit and healthy. You should get your mattress cleaned every three or four months to remove the dust, bugs and mite buildup, as well as any other stains such as those from bed wetting if you have a growing child of that age. This will be a proper health safety measure for you as well as your children.

A Bed Bug Infestation?

Did you know you can have a bed bug infestation right in your room, from your bed and mattress to your dresser and drawers? Bed bugs are so named because they lodge in places where they will find a ready supply of blood to feed on. Their small size allows them to get deep down into your mattress and lay their eggs in pillows, box springs and in the center of the mattresses. They can even enter into the bed rails, closets and baseboards, making it downright impossible to rid yourself of their infestation.

Bed bugs come out at night and feed off your blood, leaving small bite-marks on your skin which can be itchy and uncomfortable like many other insect-bites. But unlike other insects, bed bugs don’t carry any diseases. Bed bugs can re-infect your bedroom so just throwing out your bed and furniture for new is not an option. But the good thing is that there is a solution which is not only effective and proven, but is also environment-friendly. And that lies in steam cleaning your mattress.

A Moldy Mattress?

Molds and mildews require moisture to grow and flourish. Did you know that you sweat about half a pint each night? (That is roughly around 2 cups). There is nothing to be worried about though, because every normal person does. As most mattresses do not have the freedom of ventilation, the moisture from the sweat seeps inside the mattress. This promotes the buildup of molds and mildews. If you have babies, then the preservatives in the mattress combined with household fungus and baby spit and sweat can form deadly gases. A cautious measure would be to wrap your baby mattress in a gas-impermeable plastic, so that the gases formed will not escape.

Sometimes, the mildew grows all over the bottom side of the mattress. You flip your mattress for some reason, and surprise, surprise! This happens because the lack of ventilation on the lower side of your bed will allow the spores of household molds to take hold, while the top of the mattress does not show any telltale signs of mold or mildews. Steam cleaning your mattress can rid it of the mold but to prevent it from growing again, make sure to keep away your mattress or bed from damp walls, run fans and open windows so that any leftover moisture will dry and not favor mold growth.

Common Stains – Old or Fresh?

Mattress stains are quite common. They vary in range from sweat, blood, dried blood, to human and pet urine, which are quite impossible to remove and clean. If you have tried cleaning one of the above mentioned difficult stains, then you know exactly what I mean. If in a cleaning frenzy, you oversaturated your mattress with cleaning solution, then your mattress can take forever to dry. And if it is not dried properly, then the dampness creates foul smells as well as harbors the spores for growth of molds and mildews. Depending on the amount of liquid spilled, it can penetrate deep down your mattress and the inside layers will be very hard for you to clean by yourself. If such is the case, consider hiring a cleaning service for proper mattress cleaning.

How We Do It?

We at NYC Steam Cleaning employ the use of green cleaning for cleaning mattresses which is a natural, safer and healthier alternative as compared to ineffective and harmful chemical treatments as utilized by other cleaning services. Our Green Cleaning consists of the following four steps:

  1. First an organic cleaning agent is sprayed on your mattress which helps in loosening debris and dust buildup from your mattress through mechanical agitation.
  2. Stains and spots from the mattress are removed.
  3. Deep steam cleaning is employed to rid the mattress of any remaining bugs, mites, allergens or stains.
  4. The final rinse of the mattress is with a PH-balanced enzyme-based solution which provides an all-natural way to remove all remaining allergens and dirt, making your mattress clean and looking as good as new!

If you require mattress cleaning or any other home or office cleaning services, give us a call at 1-888-245-1199 and we will clean it for you!

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