As our mattress is made of fabric with tightly woven fine threads, airborne dust, dead skin flakes and microscopic dust mites penetrate through the fabric and accumulate at the mattress base over some period of time.
Air pollutants that are hidden within have been proven to cause health-related discomforts such as allergy reactions towards dust mites’ excrement and dust particles. Even if you are not sensitive to dust mites, daily inhaling of these fine mattress rubbish is certainly not beneficial to your body.
Regular mattress cleaning is thus essential to maintain optimum mattress hygiene level by reducing the amount of allergens, dust and dirt particles that are embedded within. Below are some recommendations that can help with your maintenance routine:
Thorough upholstery cleaning and vacuuming of your upholstered bed frames, headboard, etc should be scheduled to ensure embedded dust are removed and fabric or leather are freshened up to rid lingering layer of stain or dirt that cause your upholstery to look dull.
Ideally, pillows should be replaced after a year’s usage, but most people opt to wash them in the washing machine as it makes more economical sense. Always check the washing instruction label on your pillow before throwing them into the machine. For effective elimination of dust mites and other micro-organisms, water temperature should be turned to at least 60 C and above.
Biyearly deep cleaning by the professionals is recommended to ensure thorough removal of accumulated dead skins, dirt and dust particles and not forgetting micro-organisms like dust mites, bacteria mold and fungi.
After a round of dust mite-buster, your cleaned mattress will start to collect dead skins, dirt and dust together with new families of dust mites all over again. Preferably 6 months after your last cleaning, you should get another thorough treatment again.
If you or your family members are allergy sufferers who are highly sensitive to dust mites and their excrement, then you should get more frequent thorough treatment for your mattresses. Discuss with your cleaning service provider consultants or doctors for advice.
Vacuuming with good quality HEPA filter can help to rid those dirt particles that are on the mattress surface. After vacuuming, your quilt or duvet should also be due for deep washing in the machine or laundry. Always check against the label for washing instructions before throwing them into the washing machine. For effective dust mite elimination, beddings should be washed with warm water, at least 60C.
For optimum bedroom hygiene standard, your bed linens and pillow cases should be washed weekly as the fabric absorbs our body fluids, collects dust and dust mites and other micro-organisms.