by professional mattress cleaner Steve Stoward (owner) Dust mite sanitation for mattresses
Steve at Mattress Cleaning Melbourne
Dust mite sanitation for mattresses
Dust mites are not visible to the human eye and if they didn’t aggravate breathing difficulties or cause allergies they wouldn’t enter into many conversions. Unfortunately they thrive off our dead flakes of skin and the warm and humid conditions of our beds. These perfect conditions simultaneously coupled with an endless food supply can result in a breeding cycle that can add kilograms of waste to your mattress within a 10 year period. I’ve completed the training and have the certification to successfully apply dust mite sanitation for mattresses. I can successfully treat any dust mite infestation. This process instantly reduces allergens that can flare up sneezing, coughing and itchy watery eyes. I provide a dust mite extraction and sanitation service on very mattress that I clean. If the mattress requires stain removal I still perform a complete dust mite extraction and sanitation before attempting a full service.
Dust mite sanitation for mattresses and pillows
I often get asked about the process of dust mite cleaning and sanitation and how it all works. It is quite a simple process, I follow these steps…
- After setting up your appointment I turn up on time, fully prepared to professionally service your mattress.
- Once I have examined the condition of your mattress I perform a dry extraction of your mattress and pillows using HEPA filtration. At this stage your mattress will be free of dust mites and dust mite excrement. (the true cause of your dust mite allergies)
- Your mattress and pillows are lightly sprayed down with my anti-allergen/anti dust mite spray. The combination of this 2-in-1 spray prevents any re-infestation of dust mites for up to 6 months.
- In conclusion, your mattress and pillows may feel slightly damp for 30 minutes. Add laundered bedding when everything is dry. Before you know it you will be sleeping in a perfectly clean and sterile environment.
General dust mite facts
The Latin name for the dust mite is ‘skin eating spider’… Now that’s just plain scary isn’t it
Dust mites love our mattresses. Research shows that a used mattress may be housing anywhere between 100,000 to 10 million living or dead dust mites. That’s a pretty sobering fact, considering just how much time we spend in our beds.
Dust mites thrive in warm, dark and moist environments. When you shed skin on your mattress it automatically ticks every box for the dust mite to settle in. Dust mites are one of the reasons we get certain allergies. They can also induce inflammation of the mucous membrane, asthmatic conditions, headaches, upper respiratory problems and flu-like symptoms.
Dust mite sanitation for mattresses is something everybody should consider, it’s just good housekeeping. Call me now to set up an appointment or send me a message. I can improve the quality of your sleep in just one visit.