When you think of home maintenance, the images which spring to mind are commonly of painting, varnishing, tiling, fixing windows, roof tiles and overhauling the pool or garden. Largely done outdoors, by teams of men with tool belts, ladders and a lot of mess – right? But, for complete home maintenance, you also need to think about the smaller, often overlooked things, such as mattress cleaning, or cleaning the grout between tiles. Home maintenance is not just about keeping your home looking great, but ensuring it is safe and hygienic too.

Mattress cleaning is one of things we don’t think too much about, but we should. Since we spend about a third of lives in bed, it is vital it’s a clean one. No matter how clean your home is, your mattress will almost always contain bacteria, fungi and dust mites in potentially dangerous levels, all feeding off your dead skin cells (gross). The dust mites found in bed mattresses are microscopic and live their entire lives in your mattress, constantly reproducing, alongside the dead mites and all of their excrement (double gross). Dust mites excrete twice their body weight each day and it is this waste that contains a chemical called guanine, which triggers allergic reactions and health complaints such as asthma, eczema, headaches and sneezing.

A mattress should ideally be cleaned every 6 to 12 months, to keep the dust mites levels down. Since they thrive in humid conditions, typical of the weather in Delray Beach, this is one aspect of home maintenance which should not be ignored.

Try the mattress cleaning services from Garden Home Management

Using a chemical-free, dry treatment process, the cleaning teams from Gardens Home Management utilize a portable Hygienitech cleaning device to destroy and remove dust mites and other bacteria from your mattresses. The process is quick, rather like a very powerful vacuum cleaner, with UV-C light that destroys the mites. In addition to the housekeeping service, Gardens Home Management also offer a window and mirror cleaning service, as well as carpet, upholstery and curtain cleaning. So stop picturing the millions of dust mites crawling round your mattress and contact GHMS today.