Mattress Cleaning Can Give You
The Healthy Night’s Sleep You Deserve
Since we spend about one-third of our life in bed, keeping your sleeping area clean and allergen free is essential for a good and healthy nights sleep.
The #1 source of allergens is the dust mite. According to a study published by The National Institute of Environmental Health, 46 percent of North American homes have bedding with enough dust mite allergens to cause allergies. Dust mites are not parasites; they don’t bite, sting or burrow into our bodies. Dust mites are tiny bugs that are too small to see. Every home has dust mites. They feed on human skin flakes and are found in mattresses, pillows, carpets, upholstered furniture, bedcovers, clothes, stuffed toys and fabric and fabric-covered items. Dust mites are nearly everywhere; roughly four out of five homes in the United States have detectable levels of dust mite allergen in at least one bed. (Source www.lung.org ) The dust mite is not what causes the problem. The problem lies with a protein found in the fecal matter called Der p1. The fecal matter is lighter than air and becomes airborne when disturbed by activity like fluffing pillows and tossing and turning during the night. The airborne particles are inhaled; the protein Der p1 breaks down the protective mucous lining of the eyes, nose, lungs and skin. The allergens enter the body and cause allergies.
Control Dust Mite Allergens
By Having Referral Clean Your Mattress
One way to kill dust mites is to use an insecticide. This is not recommended for allergy sufferers because this could cause other reactions. To effectively control dust mite allergens Referral dry vacuums your mattress with their truck mounted unit which exhausts the outside. Then the mattress is cleaned with the hot water extraction method using safe cleaning solutions to rinse out the dust, germs, and allergens. A solution can be applied to the mattress that deactivates the proteins that cause allergic reactions. The mattress will dry within 24 hours and airflow from a fan will speed up dry time. Urine stains and odor can also be treated but 100% removal is not guaranteed. Visit www.referralfw.com/pet to learn more.
Visit our indoor air quality / allergy page to learn other tips to make your home healthier.