When it comes to cleaning, many people neglect their mattresses. After all, since we clean our bed linens regularly, how dirty can the mattress get? Most people are surprised to find the amount of dead skin cells we remove from mattresses. These dead skin cells feed dust mites, microscopic animals living in household dust. The National Center for Disease Control estimates that 20% of Americans are allergic to the waste produced by these microscopic animals. As a result of this and other studies, the American Medical Association along with the Consumer Product Safety Council and the American Lung Association recommends cleaning mattresses on a regular basis, every 6 months. Vacuuming alone will not remove dust mites. Therefore, Fiber Clean washes and disinfects mattresses in order to remove dust mites and dead skin cells. A clean mattress is especially important to infants, young children, the elderly, those with chronic illnesses, and anyone suffering from allergies.