Perhaps the mattress is not the first thing that comes to mind when talking good bedroom hygiene and effective bedroom cleaning. However, a clean mattress is just as important as a clean bedroom altogether and will provide for not only a good night’s sleep, but also for cleaner and healthier indoor hygiene.
How Does the Mattress Get Dirty? Why Does it Need Cleaning?
When new, a mattress is clean, fresh and free of any germs, bacteria, insects, fungal spores etc. In course of regular use though, the mattress will gradually develop such issues, sometimes a tell-tale sign of these are dampness and that musky odour many people are familiar with. These may not be a problem at the start, but eventually they will become an issue. It is not uncommon for the mattress to be infested by small, pesky insects bedbugs or other (especially older mattresses). Fungal growth inside the mattress is also not an uncommon situation, especially in bedrooms which see very little sunlight and aeration. The mattress is damp, warm and humid – an ideal breeding ground for some funguses and many bacteria. The reasons why a mattress needs regular cleaning goes on and on.
The Cleaning Method and Process
Generally, the most effective way to clean a mattress properly, is to use steam cleaning, perhaps in combination with another cleaning method for better results, especially after long periods of neglect. Steam cleaning as one can imagine uses steam, steam is heated and pressurised water, which most people know is highly effective in eradication of germs, bacteria and spores – it works as a natural disinfectant in way. However, combining the antibacterial power of hot steam with the properties of specialised cleaning products will yield excellent stain and odour removal, leaving the mattress clean, fresh and healthy.
- The steam cleaning methods works not only superficially but also penetrates beneath the top layer of the mattress, delivering better and longer lasting results.
- The equipment we use allows us to clean the mattress on all sides quite effectively, for that to happen though it will have to come off the bedframe.
Additional / Technical Service Information
As with any type of specialised cleaning, mattress cleaning too has its specifics and considerations, so please consider the following:
- Although most of the water (and cleaning products if such have been used) will be extracted from the mattress, it will remain damp for a short while.
- The actual drying time of the mattress will depend on room aeration, ambient temperature and relative humidity inside the premises;
- Old staining, especially when previously treated with random cleaning products or other homemade cleaning solutions may be more problematic to remove, even by professional cleaning treatments.
- Mattress cleaning is a convenient and swift service – all cleaning takes place onsite, in the comfort of your own home, so the moment the mattress is sufficiently dry – it’s ready for you to use.
- For optimal results and hygiene, we recommend subjecting a mattress to professional cleaning treatments at least once every six months.
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