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Like any other surface we use and come in contact with regularly, mattresses should be cleaned thoroughly. However, it is particularly important to clean our mattresses regularly because we spend a significant proportion of time sleeping and in contact with the mattress. 

To make matters worse, many of us, especially children and babies will often wake up with a runny nose, watery eyes, headache or other typical allergy symptoms. In many cases, these symptoms are caused by dust mites that feed on the dead skin cells we shed while we sleep. These creatures are prevalent in mattresses because of the amount of time we spend sleeping on them. 

AllCare Grafton can clean the mattresses in your home and also treat them with an anti-allergen post spray treatment. This treatment will de-nature dust mite allergens to prevent you from suffering allergies and other health conditions.

One of the most strongly allergenic materials found indoors is house dust, often heavily contaminated with the faecal pellets and cast skins of dust mites. Estimates are that dust mites may be a factor in 50 to 80 percent of asthmatics, as well as in countless cases of eczema, hay fever and other allergic ailments. 

Common causes of allergy include house dust mites, cat hair, cockroach droppings and grass pollen. Symptoms are usually respiratory in nature (sneezing, itching, watery eyes, wheezing, etc.), usually NOT A RASH. 

The wheeze-inducing proteins are digestive juices from the mite gut which are quite potent. An exposure to the mites in the first, crucial year of life can trigger a lifelong allergy. There is no cure, only prevention. One must control house dust mite levels.

Beds are a prime habitat (where 1/3 of life occurs). A typical used mattress may have anywhere from 100,000 to 10 million mites inside. (Ten percent of the weight of a two year old pillow can be composed of dead mites and their droppings.) Mites prefer warm, moist surroundings such as the inside of a mattress when someone is on it. A favourite food is both human and animal skin flakes. Humans shed about 1/5 ounce of dander (dead skin) each week.

About 80 percent of the material seen floating in a sunbeam is actually skin flakes. Also, bedroom carpeting and household upholstery support high mite populations.

Carpet & Upholstery cleaning can assist in reducing these affects and having your family mattresses cleaned at least once a year, will also assist with a good nights sleep. 

So if you are interested in having your Mattresses cleaned, Call Peter on 0431 720 040.