There is a very popular saying that ‘investment in a mattress is always a serious matter’. Mattress is the only thing which gives you immense pleasure during sleep and rid of your all tiredness.There can be several things on a Mattress like dust mites, dead skin, dirt, and other debris, so cleaning mattresses regularly a very good habit which will keep you healthy and germ free.
Cleaning any mattress is far easier than you can ever think. Below are steps which need to be followed during mattress cleaning. So, read this article carefully and at last you will understand how easy the thing is and how easy it is to keep your mattress clean and ready for years of snoozing.
- Materials needed to Clean the mattresses
- Detergent Powder (Any good one available in the market)
- Dish soap or an enzyme cleaner to get the stains out
- Normal clothes to clean
- Baking Soda
- Normal Water
- A vacuum with an upholstery attachment
- Wash the bedding
First take out the sheets, pillowcases and covers and put them into the washing machine. This you can do before starting the cleaning of the mattress so that, within the mattress cleaning time your other materials will get ready. Using hot water will help you to get rid of any dust mites. During each step, please follow the washing mandate given within your purchase box.
- Use Vacuum Cleaner
Using Vacuum cleaner will help you to get rid of the dust initially. So, hold the vacuum cleaner’s upholstery and move it over the entire surface of the mattress. Special attention is always required to seams and break out the crevice attachment to get any hidden dirt or dust.
- Spot Cleaning with a Stain remover
One of the most vital things is to get stains out of the mattress and which implies the spot cleaning. It is never recommended to apply water or cleaning solution directly to it. Basically, mattresses should not get wet at all. So, it is always advisable to proceed with cautions and follow the principles mentioned in this article strictly.
You need to choose your stain remover wisely. It should be depending on the type of stain and type of mattress you are having. In case of biological stains, reach for an enzyme cleaner. Spray it on a clean white cloth, and then scrub the stained area with the cloth. Once this is done, clean and normal water can be applied to the mattress with a different clean cloth and continue the blotting. Ultimate target here is to use as little product and moisture as possible. This is a very effective method to deal with blood, sweat, vomit, urine, and other related stains.
Instead of using any enzyme-based cleaner, you can make your own DIY solution by mixing dish soap with water and applying just the resulting foam to the stain.
- Spreading baking soda all over the mattress
This is another important step of mattress cleaning. If you can’t bring your mattress out in the sun or fresh air then baking soda is the best solution. Sprinkle a layer of baking soda over the entire top of the mattress and keep it as it is for a few hours. It is always advisable to apply the same at night before you sleep so that you can an entire night. Baking soda will get broken down into acid and will absorb any kind of moisture or odor. The longer this process goes, the better it will work.
- Use Vacuum Cleaner again
Once baking soda has shown its magical power, it is the time now to vacuum the mattress thoroughly. (If you have a fabric headboard, now’s a good time to vacuum that, as well! Might as well get a fresh start with everything bed-related.)
- Mattress Flipping
All the steps mentioned above are just to clean the one side of Mattress. Now it is the time to clean the other side. So, flip the mattress, bring the opposite side on top and start cleaning again. Here you need to follow all the above steps in a similar way. Cleaning both sides of a mattress should be done in a regular interval. If you clean only one side every time and the other side remains uncleaned, then it is very difficult to increase the longevity of your mattress.
- Mattress Protection
Hopefully, now it is crystal clear to you how to clean a mattress. But this should be the ultimate thing. Once the entire clean up process is over and you have dried up your mattress, it is the time to cover the mattress with a fresh protector or cover. It will help you to reduce the dusts on the mattress and you will not have to work a lot to clean this in future.
- Protection from dust with a fitted sheet
Using a fitted sheet and washing that regularly will keep your mattress healthy for a long time. So, to avoid mattress cleaning more regularly, use a fitted sheet and ash regularly by washing machine which is less time consuming and more easy.