Gruesome facts about your bedroom

We spend approximately one-third of our lives in our bedrooms and did you know, it’s one of the nastier places in our homes? You probably don’t want to know that your bedroom is crawling with germs, bacteria and dust mites! However, with some simple cleaning tips, you can control the amount of dirt moving around your private sanctuary.

Your carpet contains 4,000 times more bacteria than your toilet

What a disgusting thought but with a weekly vacuum, minimum, you’ll reduce the amount of bacteria that gets trodden in and the dust that sits on top.

You produce 26 gallons of sweat in bed every year

In a warm room, it’s the ideal breading ground for bacteria and that means smells. Use a spray disinfectant on your mattress and the nasty bugs and smells will be gone.

A phone is dirtier than a toilet

We use them everyday without even thinking, who knows what germs they’ve picked up. A simple alcohol wipe every day will sort that right out.

There’s more than a million dust mites in your bed

In fact, there’s more than 1.5 million dust mites likely to be in your bed. However by throwing the duvet back when you wake up in the morning, you allow moisture to evaporate and odours to air, which might cut down on this count.

Pillows also collect dust mites and dead skin

This one makes sense. We all shed hair and skin and your pillow will collect most of this. A regular wash in the washing machine should keep them fresh and free of dirt.

Your bed collects a lot of dust too

According to Dreams, an eight-year old mattress contains more than 4kg of dead skin cells. To clean a mattress, use the crevice tool on your vacuum cleaner or give ServiceMaster Clean a call for a professional clean.

Don’t sleep with your pets

According a study in the US, close contact to pets carried some risk of infection. If your pets sleep in your bed with you, wash your bedding at least once a week but the best defence against pets passing on germs… don’t let them into your bed!

If you’d like more information on cleaning and killing germs around your home, contact you local ServiceMaster Clean team. To sign up to our newsletter, click here.