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PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: MATTRESS SANITIZATION

Would it be wrong to say that “Every home needs a mattress sanitization service?” Humans shed about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells every minute of every day. So, in the time it took you to read this far, you probably have shed 40,000 cells. That is almost 9 pounds (4kg) of cells every year! The average expected lifespan of a Nigerian as of 2018 according to Google is 54.33 years, which means a person sheds 488.97 pounds in their life span. Dust mites are bugs that are extremely tiny and invisible to the naked eyes and belong to the spider family. They live in house dust and feed on dead skin cells. Dust mites can survive in all climates and at most altitudes and thrive in warm environments.

Dust mites are one of the most common allergy and asthma triggers that lurk inside your own home. Note that dust mites are different from bed bugs; which are a separate species that leaves visible bite marks on your body. Dust mites on the other hand can cause rashes, sneezing and postnasal drip. If you have continuous allergy symptoms, it may be worth talking to a doctor about possible dust mite allergies. While difficult to get rid of completely, there are ways you can manage dust mite in your home.

MATTRESS SANITIZATION PROCESS

Dust mites gravitate towards areas of the home where they are likely to encounter the most dead skin cells, 1.5 grams of dead skin cells can feed up to one million dust mites at a time. They breed in beddings, rugs , carpets, and stuffed animals. With the Winco Hygiene, there is literally no surface that cannot be treated, whether it is an upholstered item, carpeted area, curtains or drapes, stuffed toys, pillows and any other porous surface that collects contamination in the typical house or multi-bed facility.

The mattress sanitization process involves the use of a powerful, hand-held UV-C portable light that is designed to treat hard surfaces and difficult to reach areas. The mattress sanitation process combines unsuppressed suction with a powerful, electronically regulated UV-C germicidal light. You could call it a vacuum on steroids, as it not only removes all harmful contaminants, but it sterilizes the areas being treated as well. Ultraviolet C irradiation is lethal to an array of organisms by damaging their nucleic acids (DNA and RNA).

This machine captures and retain 99-97% of contaminants present as small as 0.3 microns. To put that in context, 0.3 microns is equal to1/600h of the diameter of a typical human hair. The mattress sanitization process can be used to kill bacteria, common viruses, pollen, dust mites and their eggs, spider mites, fleas and flea eggs, lice, mold and fungal spores and a long list of other contaminants that are harmful to everyone, not just allergy sufferers.

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