The Gruesome Side of Your Bedroom


The average person will spend one-third of their lives in their bedroom, either sleeping or watching Netflix in bed.

This blog may not be for the faint-hearted, as we are about to delve into the gruesome side of what lurks in your bedroom.


Fact #1

Your carpet can contain up to 4,000 times more bacteria than your toilet!

Bleurgh! Sounds horrible, doesn’t it?

Don’t worry with regular vacuuming and a yearly carpet clean, you’ll drastically reduce the number of bacteria and amount dust on the carpet.

Fact #2

The average person produces around 118 litres of sweat in bed every year!

That is a lot of sweat!

A warm room is the ideal breeding ground for bacteria, which can cause illness and foul odour.

Getting your mattress cleaned professionally at least twice a year and cleaning your bedding at least once a week will reduce the number of bacteria.

Fact #3

Your mobile phone is 10 times dirtier than a toilet seat.

Your phone is basically a mobile bacteria factory!

Cleaning your phone is a simple daily task, literally, all you need to do is give it a clean with an alcohol wipe.

Fact #4

According to experts, an eight-year-old mattress contains more than 4kg of dead skin cells.

That is a revolting amount of dead skin cells!

As stated previously in fact #2, cleaning your mattress twice a year professionally will make your bedroom a healthier place in general.

Fact #5

Pets are likely to carry infection into your bedroom.

We all love our pets dearly, but the risk of them passing over an infection in the bedroom is very high.

If your pets do sleep in your bedroom, make sure you clean your bedding at least twice a week.

We would recommend that your pet didn’t sleep on your bed and had their own bed in another room.

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We are always here with tips and tricks about keeping your home clean! If you need any of your carpets or upholstery professionally then give us a call today.

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