Your mattress is by far the most used item, the least cleaned (if ever), and home to bacteria, viruses, dried body fluids, mould, and more than 1 million dust mites in the average queen mattress.
People are in fact not allergic to dust mites, but are allergic to their droppings. Up to 40% of the population have visible reactions, with up to 80% of asthmatics reacting, often violently, triggering attacks. Common symptoms are;
- Swollen, itchy and watery eyes
- Hay fever
- Infantile eczema (skin rash)
- Difficulty in breathing
- Sinus Symptoms
- Frequent waking
- Sneezing and runny nose (particularly in the morning)
We clean ourselves, our clothes, carpets, sheets, floors, windows, curtains, blinds, cars etc, but we never clean our mattress. We spend 1/3 of our lives in bed, and what lies inside is causing a vast amount of health problems
VB Green Clean has set a new standard in mattress cleaning and sanitising. A high output UV-C light are used with a specifically designed powerful Kirby Vacuum agitating suction unit.
Cuddling up in a nice warm bed may seem like a good start to a restful night but do you really know what’s sleeping in the bed with you?
Studies have discovered what lurks within our mattresses and pillows and the results are not pretty!
Our beds could potentially be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria, fungi, moulds and dust mites.
If you are struggling with hay fever, asthma, sinusitis, or skin complaints such as eczema or other rashes, there might be a piece in the puzzle you haven’t yet considered.
There’s a chance you could be sharing your bed with nasties and creepy crawlies that are putting your health in danger.
Research in Australia and around the world shows that up to 85% of people with asthma are allergic to the house dust mite.
House dust mites, are too small to be visible to the naked eye but they are the source of one of the most powerful indoor biological allergens!
They are scavengers that eat organic debris but have a preference for shed skin scales covered in bacteria, fungi and yeasts. These almost invisible animals, about a third of a millimeter long (up to 6 mites could fit on the head of a pin) are found everywhere in our cluttered homes, bedding, carpets, furnishings and even clothing.
They don’t bite or sting but harbor strong allergens in their bodies as well as in their secretions, feces and shed skins.
One of the major allergens of dust mites is an enzyme similar to a product used in the food industry to tenderize meat. The health threat posed by dust mites comes from a protein found in their faeces (droppings), called De p1.
The faecal matter is lighter than air and becomes airborne when disturbed by activity like fluffing pillows and tossing and turning at night.
The airborne particles are inhaled, the protein Der p1 breaks down the protective mucous lining of the eye, nose, lungs and skin. The allergens enter the body and cause an overreaction of the human immune system.
The average adult human sheds about 1.2 kg of skin per year. Every person sheds and re-grows skin every 27 days and loses 100 hairs a day. We sweat as much as a half to a pint per night.
You do the math: on average, we spend eight hours a day (one third of our lives) in bed, that’s quite a build up – and the perfect environment for those dust mites to live and breed. An average bed can contain anywhere from 100,000 to 2,000,000 dust mites, even up to 10,000,000 in an old bed.
Over its course of life a dust mite can produce up to 200 times of its own body weight in waste produced and it is estimated that brand-new pillow doubles its weight in three years, thanks to remains of dust mites that build up inside it.
This is bad news for us, humans as dust mites can produce a range of health complaints and allergic reactions, such as breathing difficulties, itchy skin, hay fever, nasal congestion, wheezing, itchy, watery or red eyes, sneezing, postnasal drip, cough, etc. They can also have a detrimental effect on your sleep causing you to wake up several times during the night.
What is a Healthy Mattress Solution?
A Healthy Mattress Solution is the VB Clean & Green exclusive method of cleaning mattresses and removing contaminants.
We also offer a Deluxe Healthy Mattress Service for mattresses that require decontamination and stain removal, however, if the contamination has happened over a long period of time, decontamination and/or stain removal may not be successful.
We believe in our services so much that we offer a 14-day satisfaction guarantee. If you are not totally satisfied we will re-clean your mattress free of charge.
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