For some reason, people don't think of cleaning their mattresses often enough, merely 'turning them over' every now and then. If you're lucky, you spend upwards of 8 hours on your mattress every single day. More importantly, you spend this time with your face down, potentially inhaling bacteria, fungus, dust and other unpleasant inhabitants of an unclean mattress.
Let's get one thing straight – you won't be able to clean your mattress properly by yourself. Simply put, you lack the necessary tools to get the job done. Due to the many layers of thick fabric, there's no way to clean them without using professional-grade tools like hot water extraction machines. In fact, trying to clean the mattress yourself could actually make things worse. There's a good chance you would end up using too much water without being able to dry the thing out properly. This would then lead to mold forming somewhere inside the mattress – hopefully, you'd be aware of this and simply have to throw it away and buy a new one. More likely, however, is that you'd have no clue of what happened as you inhale the spores every night, leading to respiratory problems, allergies and more.
So, you can't clean it, but you also don't want to keep inhaling all the unsavory things calling your mattress their home. It seems there's only one thing left to do – leave the task to the professionals. Many of our clients demand a mattress cleaning job done as soon as they learn about the multitude of potential health hazards. Others are our regulars, and have had us do the cleaning once or twice every year for a while now.