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Why Do I Need Mattress Cleaning?

On top of sleeping approximately 1/3rd of each day, you might spend a great deal of time lounging, napping, or resting in your bed throughout the week. All that time can accumulate body oils or other particulates in your mattress.

Your mattress is basically nothing more than a large, semi-rigid, upholstered surface. We take a very similar approach when cleaning your mattress as we do to professional upholstery cleaning or steam cleaning carpets. Some of the common unpleasant items to be removed by professional cleaning include dust, dirt, pollen spores, hair, dead skin, body oils, food particles, bacterial microbes and mites and their larvae. As you can guess, these contaminants can cause health concerns, including rashes, itchiness, and infections, if left to multiply.

Regular Maintenance for Your Bed

There are some basic mattress maintenance items that almost all manufacturers recommend. Some you can and should do yourself. Most cleaning methods should be left to cleaning professionals who have the expertise and the tools to properly and thoroughly do the job. Here’s what you can do on your own to keep your mattress clean:

  • Change sheets, pillowcases and pillow shams once a week
  • Turn your mattress at least 4 times per year. Check the tag on your mattress to determine whether you should flip end over end, rotate 180 degrees horizontally, or both.
  • Vacuum both sides of your mattress regularly – when you change your sheets is an ideal time
  • Use a light spray of antibacterial cleaning solution on the sides of your mattress regularly

Why Have A Mattress Professionally Cleaned?

No matter how regular or rigorous your bed cleaning habits are, professional cleaners can do the job with more efficiency and provide a deeper clean. Microscopic contaminants in your mattress may escape your inspection, but they can’t escape our equipment.

Alamo Steam Team’s licensed and certified professional cleaning technicians have the expertise and equipment to get your mattress as clean and sanitized as possible to have you sleeping soundly and healthily.

Cleaning urine and stains from a mattress

Don’t let urine or deep stains ruin your mattress. Alamo Steam Team offers comprehensive deep cleaning to remove urine and stains from mattresses. Without professional cleaning, your mattress could retain the enzymes, which can result in a foul, lingering odor if left untreated. Alamo Steam Team deep cleans to remove the enzymes fast and get your bed clean.

Professional dust mite removal

Dust mites thrive in bedding and mattresses, where they’re provided plenty of the flakes of human skin and oils that make up their diets. They prefer warm, humid climates, making San Antonio perfect for dust mites to grow in your home and mattress. Alamo Steam Team tackles dust mites in your mattress and in your home, with our deep cleaning solutions that remove mites and allergens permanently and without the use of chemicals.

Eliminate pet dander

Does your dog or cat curl up in bed with you nightly? Pet dander, especially from animals that constantly shed, can quickly accumulate on your bed, which can irritate your skin and give an uncomfortable night’s sleep. Eliminating pet dander in your bed can rejuvenate your mattress, saving yourself from having to buy a new mattress as frequently.

Hypo-allergenic cleaning solutions

Cleaning deep stains with household cleaners can do more harm than good by filling your mattress with irritating chemicals. Common household remedies include baking soda, enzyme cleaners, and peroxide solutions that can leave you with a chemical headache just from laying down on your own bed. By using hypo-allergenic solutions, the Alamo Steam Team can get your mattress cleaned properly, the right way.

How Often Should I Get My Mattress Cleaned?

Most manufacturers suggest that their mattress products be professionally cleaned once a year. Many of them also recommend that a reputable cleaning service should do a four-step process to properly clean and treat it:

  • Vacuum both sides of the mattress with a powerful commercial grade machine that will extract surface debris.
  • Use a heavy duty deep steam cleaning process. This helps to remove the embedded dirt, oils, microbes, mites and larvae.
  • Treat both sides of the mattress by spraying it with a hypo-allergenic solution. This helps to keep the surface sanitized.
  • Thoroughly dry the mattress surfaces with an air exchange machine to inhibit any re-emergence of mildew and mold. Mold removal, especially on and around the mattress area, is extremely important.

This process is exactly what Alamo Steam Team does with every mattress we clean. You can trust that when you hire us, we will make sure to get the job done the right way.

Protect Your Investment

Mattress technology is constantly being updated. The average mattress, with normal use, should be replaced every 8 years, sometimes sooner. Once past that age, most mattresses begin to lose their shape, their support characteristics and of course sanitary issues may become a problem that can’t be reversed.

Don’t let the standard wear and tear on a mattress force you to replace it early. With regular cleaning, your mattress can last well into the 8 year recommendation without any problems. Your mattress is an important investment, regarding both your finances and your time. Keep it protected with help from the Alamo Steam Team.

Losing Sleep Over Your Mattress?
Don’t wait any longer! Get your bed professionally cleaned and feel the difference a like-new mattress can make. Schedule your appointment with the Alamo Steam Team today to get started!