Many people are unaware that we lose a half a pint of sweat every time we sleep and that the average person will spend about a third of their life in bed. Knowing this may inspire you to ensure your bedding is washed weekly and that you periodically clean the mattress. Today, we at D&M Carpet Cleaning would like to share how to efficiently clean your mattress.
Prepping Mattress for Cleaning
Blankets, comforters, sheets and pillowcases need to be stripped off the bed. Wash your bedding with the use of the wash machine according to the label’s instructions. Once you get the linens started, vacuum the dirt and debris using your vacuum’s hose and use of the attachment tools. This removes the dead skin cells, dust, dust mites, and other debris off the surface of the mattress. Be sure to be thorough and vacuum every inch of the top, sides, and back of the mattress.
Freshen Mattress with Deodorizing
The accumulation of bodily fluids and debris collecting on your mattress produces unique and pungent odors often. Moderately sprinkle baking soda over the mattress’s entire surface to neutralize any current odors. Allow the baking soda to do its job for at least 30 minutes before efficiently vacuuming the surface. If you wish to add more fragrance to the mattress, add 5 drops or so of your favorite essential oil scent into the baking soda, pre-sift and apply as stated earlier. Usually, the scent lasts about a week before it completely dissipates. Baking soda only fights odors and does not typically do anything to combat stains alone.
Removing Mattress Stains
There are three categories of stains; protein, grease and tannin, and knowing them helps you better remove them. On mattress, the most common stains are protein based. Protein stains generally consist of vomit, urine, blood, sweat and other bodily fluids. Whenever possible, remove the stains as soon as they occur to remove them easier. Avoid hot water and aggressive scrubbing. Use clean, white cloths to treat stains, stick to blotting and using circular motions to remove the stains. For fresh stains, make a paste by mixing salt, baking soda, and water. Gently rub the paste, and let it set on the stain for 30 minutes. Vacuum the dry remnants and use a water-damp cloth to blot any remaining residues. For old and stubborn stains, combine two parts hydrogen peroxide and 1-part mild liquid dish soap. If you need to scrub, use an old toothbrush to breakdown the stain. Once agitated, let the solution set in for another 5 minutes and follow up by wiping it clean with a water-damp cloth. If your preference is to use a premade cleaner, be sure it is one that includes enzymes. Never over saturate your mattress.
Dry Wet Mattress
Expedite the drying with fans and if the weather is favorable, open the windows. In any case, never make the bed up if it is still damp.
We recommend flipping your mattress over and rotating it counterclockwise once every 3 or 4 months. You can prolong your mattress’s life span by evening out the wear.
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Additionally, to further care for your mattress, invest in professional mattress cleaning is recommended 1-2 times a year. Call D&M Carpet Cleaning and let our experienced professionals take care of your expert mattress.