Mattress Cleaning - Are You Sleeping With the ENEMY?

When is the last time you had your mattresses cleaned and sanitized?

Having your mattresses cleaned is just as important, if not more, than having your carpeting and upholstery cleaned.

Many people believe that a mattress doesn’t need to be cleaned if they have a mattress cover or if they haven’t spilled anything on it.  The truth is that mattresses require regular cleaning if you want a good night’s sleep.  Most mattress material is made from cotton or a byproduct of cotton; all are porous (think foam mattresses).  From body sweat, pollen and dust mite invasion, pet dander, spills, and dust, these contaminants make their way to your bed and linger, interrupting a good night’s sleep and contributing to allergies.

Even if you have the world’s most fabulous mattress pad, contaminates will make their way to your mattress.  Regardless of their claims, most mattress pads will leak (we know we clean hundreds of mattresses a year and have never seen a mattress pad hold up to pet or human urine, body sweat, or changes in humidity).  And none can prevent dust mites or pollen intrusion.  Eventually, these microscopic pests and allergens will defeat all mattress pads.

All mattresses contain dust mites that live on the skin cells each of us sheds.  According to the American Lung Association (ALA), dust mites are tiny, insect-like pests that feed on dead human skin cells and thrive in warm, humid settings. Dust mites are too small for us to see. They are not parasites that bite, sting or burrow into our bodies. Instead, people who are allergic to dust or dust mites react to inhaling proteins in dust that comes from dust mite feces, urine, or decaying bodies. Any swelling (also called inflammation) of the nasal passages caused by dust mites is considered a dust allergy.

Unlike pet allergens, dust mite allergens do not usually stay in the air. Instead, the allergen settles within minutes into dust or fabrics. These allergens cling to bedding, mattresses, upholstered furniture, carpets, and curtains, which also serve as nests. Most exposure to dust mite allergens occurs while sleeping.

Annual cleaning and dust mite treatment will keep these pesky critters at bay, delivering a restful night’s sleep.

Tru-Clean Surface Care can clean and sanitize your mattress, reducing dust mites, allergens, and improving indoor air quality.

Tru-Clean Surface Care is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  We are A+ Rated with the Better Business Bureau and an eight-year-in-a-row winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.  Our cleaning solutions are allergen free and safe for pets and infants.

For fresh, clean, and sanitized mattresses, call Tru-Clean Surface Care at 239-541-4888 or visit us on the web at and schedule your appointment today.  You can also visit us on our Facebook Page at

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