Professional couch and mattress cleaning can help with allergies
Allergy sufferers rejoice – did you know Elite Carpet Cleaning also clean mattresses and couches? Though it may not be something you’ve considered in the past, having your mattress properly cleaned may be something to consider for those who struggle with allergies, especially if dust and/or dust mites are a known trigger for you.
Dust mites are one of the most common allergens, and are known to exacerbate eczema, asthma, and other respiratory issues. Since they live indoors and subsist on a readily available diet (household dust), the symptoms they create can be present year-round.
Though it may seem counterintuitive, those allergic to dust and dust mites often find their symptoms worsen during or straight after vacuuming, sweeping, and dusting. The cleaning process often stirs up dormant dust particles, or frees them from being nestled in woven fabrics, making them very easy to inhale. It may sound upsetting, but the truth is that mattresses and upholstered furniture are some of the most common places these critters make themselves at home.
As these are places we (ideally) spend up to 60 hours a week occupying, it would be remiss of us not to mention the matter of skin. Did you know that an adult sheds about a 1.5grams of skin every day? So it stands to reason that a considerable amount of that shedding happens while we sleep. And you’ll never guess what likes to feed on those discarded skin cells – our old friend the dust mite.
It’s an unholy Circle of Life, and one that can wreak havoc for those prone to allergic reactions. However, having your mattress and couch professionally cleaned every year can provide sorely needed respite for allergy sufferers, while breathing new life into the pieces themselves.
The agreed upon standard is that a mattress should last five to seven years before you should consider replacing it. However, caring for it regularly and thoroughly in the meantime can help significantly prolong its life (while improving the quality of yours).
As well as reducing the impact of allergens in upholstery, a routine professional clean will help eliminate any odours (which you’ll appreciate if you share your couch with your four-legged friend!). It will also do wonders for your furniture’s appearance – if you’ve ever had a couch deep cleaned and realised what colour it originally was, you can attest to this!
More than anything, mattresses and couches are usually huge investments so it only makes sense to maintain them as best as possible.
If your mattress is looking a little forlorn, or your couch has seen better days, call Elite Carpet Cleaning on 131580. You’ll be connected to your closest Elite franchisee, who can bring your upholstered furniture back to life.