How Dirty Is Your Mattress?

dirty mattress, mattress cleaningYou spend eight hours every night on your mattress. Obviously, you want your bed to be clean. You may think it’s clean, but when was the last time you washed your mattress, if ever? A dirty mattress may be making you sick. Be prepared for some jaw-dropping facts about the average bed.

Facts About a Dirty Mattress

The average 1,500-square-foot Tacoma home accumulates 40-pounds of dust every year. The dust makes its way onto the carpet, countertops, cabinets, upholstery, and yes, even the mattress.

Dust isn’t the only problem. The debris accumulation also includes millions of mold spores and microbes, which can live on surfaces for years.

In the bedroom, guess what item is teeming with the most microscopic debris? The bed, in fact, makes your whole bedroom dirtier. Just rolling from your back to your stomach is enough to resuspend particles into the air.

The mattress is a natural breeding ground for bacteria because it accumulates moisture from your sweat. The sweat combined with your body heat creates the ideal environment for fungal growth.

How Dirty Are Bed Accessories?

The bed isn’t limited to the mattress. The blanket, sheets, and pillows also provide more surface area for dust mites and microbes. Here are some eye-opening facts:

  • A relatively new one-week-old pillow is already 17,442 times dirtier than a toilet seat.
  • A four-week-old pillow has 12 million bacteria per square-inch. That is 39 times dirtier than an unwashed pet bowl.
  • A one-week-old bedsheet has five million bacteria per square inch. That’s 24,631 times dirtier than a bathroom doorknob.

We Clean Dirty Mattresses

You need to clean the mattress just as you clean your carpet, tiles, toilet, furniture, etc. While seemingly clean to the naked eye, your bed is teeming with illness-inducing pathogens. Contact Rick’s Family Carpet Care for a thorough cleaning of your dirty mattress.

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