How to Clean a Mattress?

There are five steps used in the useful chore that is, cleaning your mattress. They are to be done a few times a year and will ensure freshness throughout the bedroom.

Did you know that almost one third of your life is spent on your mattress? Are you even aware of how to give it a good cleaning? It is not hard to speculate that your living room sofa is maintained with a vacuum brush more often than your own bed. While having a clean mattress can give you a better night’s sleep, there are even more benefits such as a longer lasting mattress that is less susceptible to pest infections.

Step 1

To begin, all bedding, sheets and pillows should be removed and washed as recommended on their tags. If there are any stains on the bedding, pillows and sheets, it is useful to use the top-recommended laundry detergent. Make sure to use the hottest water setting and give rid of any remaining critters by also drying on high heat.

Step 2

Secondly, using a vacuum with an upholstery attachment can be used on the whole mattress. Dirt, dead skin and other dust particles will be hidden in all the corners and hard to reach places and crevices of your mattress. To be mindful of this, it can help to make use of different attachments on your vacuum extensions to ensure cleanliness on your mattress. Testing has shown that any regular vacuum can get the job done however, if you are trying to get better results, the Dyson V6 Mattress Handheld Vacuum is made specifically for the task at hand. While being tested, it showed that the Dyson vacuum can obtain up to three times more of dirt, dust and dead skin cells when being compared to a standard vacuum.

Step 3

After all the vacuuming is completed, it is important the check for stains and get rid of them with a cleaner used for spot treatment. Most bodily fluids can be taken care of with an enzyme-based pet-odor remover or even upholstery cleaner. Another trick that may work is to try a at home remedy including 1 teaspoon of dish detergent and a cup of warm water.

Step 4

Next, by sprinkling baking soda over the surface of the mattress you will be deodorizing it, don’t be shy with the baking soda, it is not uncommon to use the full 1-pound box in this step. For better results in this step you can allow the baking soda to sit for an entire 24 hours. This means you will have to sleep elsewhere for the night or even plan this cleaning at a time when you will not be home to be affected. Placing the mattress under sunlight, such as near a window, during this process will contribute to the baking soda’s sanitizing properties.

Step 5

Following the usage of the baking soda, go over your mattress once more with the vacuum’s upholstery attachment. A mattress cover is also recommend to be put on after, as a layer of protection. In addition, a mattress pad, which goes between the cover and bottom sheet, can be useful at absorbing moisture otherwise seeped into your mattress. By following the cleaning steps previously explained and using more layers of protection you will be furthering the protection and cleanliness of your bed. 

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