It has been known for years that an unhygienic mattress can make you sick. Problems persist, however, as people rarely make the connection between an illness and their bed. Illnesses make creep into a person’s life slowly, as the mould and pests steadily increase. Ironically, ill people spend more time in bed, the very place that is making them ill.

Mattress cleaning from Sydney’s Always good Clean can make all the difference to one’s health. They tend to be one of the most overlooked cleaning jobs, even though we spend almost a third of our life in bed!

Problems tend to be twofold. Less common are spills and other random accidents. These can be treated as they occur, though decomposing substances are a hygiene problem. More frequently there are problems with dust mites and mould accumulating. In small doses these are a hazard for individuals with allergies, but larger doses that accumulate over time will impact everybody’s health. Frequent removal of these pollutants is necessary to maintain healthy conditions.
Younger children, especially newborns, are of particular risk as foodstuffs, formulae and especially urine, are prone to cause problems. Some acidic substances can be especially problematic as they react with otherwise inert chemicals in bedclothes and mattresses.

Our Sydney Mattress cleaning service uses powerful airflow vacuums with HEPA technology. This is necessary for proper cleaning as small particles can circulate through the filters of other vacuums and pollute the air of your house. Our HEPA technology traps the debris and allows it to be properly disposed of.

At a minimum all mattresses should be cleaned annually, even if not used frequently. Families with younger children should have mattresses cleaned at least every six months, and individuals with allergies or asthma should have a mattress cleaning every three months, or as soon as symptoms of illness appear.

A bed’s mattress should be replaced about every 10 years, though some models do last longer. If you suspect that the condition of an old mattress is compromising your sleep it should be promptly replaced. Compromised sleep can affect many areas of an individual’s health and life.

Though it is a little more rare some illnesses and allergies are a reaction to the material that a mattress is manufactured from. Consider this possibility if an illness ever appears after using a new mattress or pillow. Cleaning will be of great benefit for an older mattress, but will not affect any allergy caused by bedding materials or fumes emanating from a new mattress.


This post is supplied by CHC Cleaning in Sydney. They provides the professional mattress cleaning service. For more information, feel free to visit their website.