We all spend up to one-third of our lives on our mattresses, but apart from changing the sheets, and an occasional vacuuming, we aren’t always great at keeping them clean. Considering that the average person keeps their mattress for a decade or more, that leaves plenty of time for dust, pet dander, debris, and indoor allergens to pile up and become a problem. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, maintaining a clean mattress is essential. One of the most harmful indoor allergens is dust mites, and 60% of the dust mites found in your home have all taken up residence in your mattress (with the other 40% hiding out in your carpet). If you have been noticing an increase in allergy or asthma symptoms, a thorough mattress cleaning can help significantly reduce them.