Mattress & Upholstery

The SANOVAC CONCEPT safely Eliminates Dust Mites, Bacteria, Viruses, Pollen, Mold, Mildew and Fungal Spores and numerous other Harmful Contaminants found in Mattresses and Upholstered items as well as on hard, nonporous surfaces found in homes, hotels and all types of multi-bed facilities.


The SANOVAC CONCEPT safely Eliminates Dust Mites, Bacteria, Viruses, Pollen, Mold, Mildew and Fungal Spores and numerous other Harmful Contaminants found in Mattresses and Upholstered items as well as on hard, nonporous surfaces found in homes, hotels and all types of multi-bed facilities.


The scientifically proven Sanovac® Mattress Cleaning and Sanitizing process is an all-natural, chemical-free, dry treatment procedure that effectively removes and destroys dust mites, bacteria, common viruses, mold, mildew and fungal spores and other contaminants found in all mattresses.

It is a completely non-invasive and totally safe and effective way to disinfect any mattress or upholstered item regardless of its age, size or style. The process we have developed is merely an extension of the same UV-C germicidal sanitizing methods that the medical profession has been using for many years.

For the past years, we have always directed our efforts educating people and coordinating with various healthcare organizations, and it will not be very long before the entire world recognizes that a clean mattress can make a tremendous difference in the way we feel. When it comes to most common allergies, it’s very likely that a dust mite infested mattress is the cause.

What Are Dust Mites?

Dust mites are microscopic, insect-like pests that generate some of the most common indoor substances – or allergens – that can trigger allergic reactions and asthma in many people. Millions of dust mites can live in the bedding, mattresses, upholstered furniture, carpets or curtains in homes, hotels and all types of multi-bed facilities. They feed on the dead human skin cells found in dust.

Dust mites are not parasites; they don’t bite, sting or burrow into our bodies. The harmful allergen they create comes from their fecal pellets and body fragments.  Dust mites are nearly everywhere; roughly four out of five homes in the United States have detectable levels of dust mite allergen in at least one bed.

How Do Dust Mite Allergens Affect Health?

Mites are one of the major indoor triggers for people with allergies and asthma. Dust mite exposure can even cause asthma.

Chronic, ongoing exposure to dust mites at home can dramatically impact the health of people with asthma and those who are allergic or particularly sensitive to mites.  These allergens cause an immune system response, known as allergic rhinitis. A dust mite allergy can range from mild to severe. A mild case may cause an occasional runny nose, watery eyes and sneezing. In severe cases, the condition is ongoing, or chronic, resulting in persistent sneezing, cough, congestion, facial pressure or severe asthma attack.   People with asthma who are sensitive to mites face an increased risk of flare-ups or an asthma attack.

Where Do Dust Mites Come From?

Dust mites occur naturally and can appear in nearly all homes and multi-bed facilities.  Humidity is a factor in determining whether the local environment has a low or high concentrations of dust mites.  Dust mites do not drink water like we do; they absorb moisture from the air and from a warm body.

Who Should Be Concerned about Dust Mites?

Everyone, especially people with allergies to dust mites or with asthma triggered by dust mites, needs to reduce dust mites in indoor environment.

Dust mite allergens, unlike pet allergens, do not usually stay airborne.  They cling to particles that are too heavy to remain in the air for long.  Dust mite allergens settle within minutes into dust or fabrics, such as pillows, bedding or upholstered furniture, which serve as nests.  Most exposure to dust mite allergens occurs while sleeping and when dust is disturbed during bed-making or other movement.

It is an established fact that dust mites can be found all over the world. Dust mites are not insects but are more closely related to spiders and ticks. There are two common dust mites, the American house dust mite (Dermatophagoides farinae) and the European house dust mite (D. pteronyssinus). Due to their very small size, these dust mites are not visible to the naked eye.

They pass through six developmental stages, and the adult form may also molt once. Adult female mites lay cream-colored elliptical eggs coated with a sticky fluid that helps them adhere to the substrate. Under optimal conditions, the cycle from egg to adult mite takes about one month.

Both species of house dust mites feed on human skin scales, pollen, fungi, bacteria, lepidopteran (moth and butterfly) scales, animal dander, and skin scales of birds. Human, cat, dog, and horse dander have been used to raise these species in a laboratory. Dust mites do not drink free water, but they absorb water from the air and the environment. The food consumption of these mites and development increases with higher relative humidity. Mites survive best at relative humidities of 40-50% and temperatures of 55-85 degrees F.

They live in bedding, couches, carpet, stuffed toys and old clothing. Dust mites feed on the dead skin that falls off the bodies of humans and animals and on other organic material found where they live. Dust mites are second only to pollen in causing allergic reactions. When dust mites grow, they shed their skin. The shed skin and their feces are what cause allergic reactions in people. Allergic reactions range from itchy noses, sinus irritation, dry irritated and scratchy eyes, throat problems and many other symptoms including severe asthma attacks.



Recent studies have determined that an alarming number of harmful germs exist in sleeping environments, including Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. These two contaminants in particular were found in 50% of mattresses tested and are major triggers of sickness and allergies. These statistics were based on 154 mattresses that were tested in hospitals and other institutional type multi-bed facilities. Leading experts have concluded that you would have a much higher reading in hotel and resort mattresses, as well as mattresses found in private homes due to the less sanitary nature of the surrounding environment.

The reason for the testing was to determine how effective the decontamination of the bed was once the occupant had been moved, using a commercial grade of disinfectant spray.

The study results suggest that the usual disinfection procedures, instead of diminishing the number of microbes, merely displace them from one part of the mattress to another. The number of microorganisms remains the same. This is where we come in.

The good news is that the Sanonvac™ process is a totally “green,” no-chemical, dry process that is capable of destroying all impurities found in a mattress. This is only possible by sanitizing both the surface and the inside of the mattress by combining a penetrating UV-C Germicidal lamp with a powerful extraction device.

Indoor air quality also plays a big part in people’s overall well-being and health.

Pollen, animal-related allergens, dust mites and mite excrement are also a danger to asthma and hay fever sufferers, causing great discomfort. The fine dust that we breathe in while sleeping in our beds each night can disrupt an intended peaceful night’s rest, trigger allergic reactions or result in symptoms such as itchy eyes, a running nose, sneezing, scratchy or irritated throat, headaches, fatigue, depression and so on. Many people mistake these symptoms for unavoidable allergic reactions, without realizing that the cause is likely the cleanliness of the environment in which they are sleeping.

We don’t like to think that the environment we are sleeping in is dirty, however common sense dictates that the mattress serves as a ready and willing depository for organic and inorganic impurities.

In a normal lifetime a body will have more close contact with a mattress than with any other piece of furniture and the simple truth is we all release as much as a pint of sweat each night and our bodies are permanently shedding skin. Adding these to the bacteria that is formed from the other fluids our bodies release and deposit onto the mattress. It makes you wonder why this problem has never been studied and remedied until now.

Everyone should be sleeping in a healthy and sanitized environment, whether it’s in their home or at a hotel or any other type of multi-bed facility and you can make this possible by joining the global family of Sanonvac Service Providers,

Recent studies have shown that exposure to house dust mite allergens is a significant risk factor for the development of allergic diseases, such as asthma and rhinitis (hay fever). According to Dr. Zeldin, of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), “Results from an earlier study suggest that over 45% of U.S. homes, or approximately 44 million dwellings, have bedding with dust mite allergen concentrations that exceed a level that has been associated with allergic sensitization.

According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), dust mites are the #2 cause of allergy problems (topped only by Pollen). There are likely millions of them in your home.

Here are some interesting facts
  • Humans shed 10,000 million scales of bacteria laden skin each day, most end up in the mattresses.
  • Dust mites produce 200 times it’s body weight in excrement during their normal life span.
  • Dust mites feast for up to 170 days on our shed skin.
  • Dust mites spread rapidly. A female dust mite lays 300 eggs.
  • They can live without food for up to a year.


  1. The typical dust mite produces 200 times its body weight in excrement during its normal life span
  2. The tiny dust mite is invisible to the naked eye
  3. The dust mite has a life span of 60 to 150 days
  4. A female dust mite will lay around 300 eggs during its life
  5. The dust mite has no natural enemy
  6. A gram of dust typically contains 2500 dust mites
  7. The human body sheds 4 to 5lbs of skin a year
  8. A person will spend 1/3 of their living day sleeping on a mattress
  9. A mattress will weigh double its original weight around 5 to 7 years old
  10. Dust mites and their feces are a primary cause of allergies