You spend eight hours every night on your mattress. Obviously, you want your bed to be clean. You may believe it’s clean, but when was the last time you washed your mattress, if ever? A dirty mattress may be making you ill. Be prepared for some OMG facts about the average bed.
Facts About a Dirty Mattress
The average 1,500-square-foot Tacoma home collects 40-pounds of dust every year. The dust makes its way onto the carpet, wardrobes, cabinets, upholstery, and even the mattress.
Dust isn’t the only problem. The debris also includes millions of mold spores and microbes, which can live on surfaces for years and multiply.
In the bedroom, guess what item is teeming with the most microscopic debris? The bed, in fact, makes your bedroom a whole lot filthier. Just turning from your back to your stomach is enough to re-suspend particles into the air.
The mattress is a breeding ground for germs because it collects moisture from your sweat. The sweat combined with your body heat creates the ideal incubator for fungal growth.
How Dirty Are Bed Accessories?
The bed isn’t limited to the mattress. The blanket, linen, and pillows also provide additional surface area for dust mites and microbes. Here are some eye-popping facts:
- A 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’s 39 times dirtier than an unwashed pet bowl.
- A one-week-old bed sheet has five million bacteria per square inch. That’s 24,631 times dirtier than a bathroom doorknob.
We Clean Your Dirty Mattress
You have to clean the mattress just as you clean your carpet, tiles, toilet, shower stall, and furniture. While seemingly clean to the naked eye, your bed is teeming with illness-inducing pathogens. Call Rick’s Family Carpet Care for a professional cleaning of your dirty mattress.
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