Mattress cleaning is incredibly important for a number of reasons. Beyond simply washing the sheets and comforters, cleaning the mattress itself will contribute to better sleep and improved health. Manufacturers recommend professional cleaning 1-2 times a year as well as cleaning the mattress every 2-3 months as well. Considering the volume of microscopic debris, residues, and contaminants, you will want to ensure this task is done regularly. D&M Carpet Cleaning would like to take the opportunity to relate the most optimal steps you should perform when tackling the task of cleaning your mattress.
Used Mattress Cleaning Process
1) Mattress Cleaning Preparation. Strip the mattress of all sheets, blankets, comforters and pillow cases and toss them in washing machine and launder according to label. While the bedding is washing, hit the mattress with the vacuum. Extract the dirt and debris using your vacuum’s hose and use of the attachment tools. Thoroughly and systematically cleat the mattress of dead skin cells, dust and other debris that has been accumulating on the fabric’s surface of your mattress; ensure the seams, divots, front, back, and sides are all vacuumed.
2) Deodorize Mattress. A unique and pungent odor might be produced with the accumulation of bodily fluids and debris collecting on your mattress. Generously sprinkle baking soda over the mattress’s entire surface for about 30 minutes to allow the baking soda to absorb the odors. Follow up with a thorough vacuuming. For those that take advantage of the essential oils, add 5 drops or so of your favorite scent sift it together and apply to add enhanced fragrance. Please note, that baking soda is designed to neutralize odors, not lift stains.
3) Remove Mattress Stains. Create a paste with baking soda and water, once you are satisfied with its past form; add a few pinches of salt. Rub the mixture into the stains and allow it to set in for 30 minutes. Brush the bulk of debris away and vacuum the rest. After the majority of the particles are removed, apply a cool, damp rag to blot up remaining residue. Use 2 parts hydrogen peroxide and 1 part mild liquid dish soap for stubborn stains or old stains. Use a toothbrush to methodically apply the solution onto the stain and with a little elbow grease, work the stain out. After you have adequately agitated the stain, let the mixture set for about 5 minutes. Wipe up the residue with a clean, damp cloth. If you choose to use a department store cleaner, ensure it has enzyme cleaners to work out the protein based stains often marring up mattress. Do not saturate your mattress when cleaning stains or you can cause more damage than benefits.
4) Mattress Drying. Turn the fans and open windows to speed it up drying process. Do not remake the bed until the mattress is completely dry.
5) Mattress Rotation. It is recommended that once every 3 months you flip your mattress over, and rotating it counter-clockwise. By doing this step you are distributing the wear and tear to prolong your mattress’s life span.
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