If you can't remember when you cleaned your mattress, it's probably time to do it. A lot of nasty things that can get into it, including sweat, dirt, dead skin, and dust mites. In this post, we’ll explain how to clean a mattress, get rid of stains, and keep it clean.
How To Deep Clean Your Mattress?
Regular cleaning can help extend the life of your mattress, reduce allergens, and improve the overall air quality in your home. Follow the steps below to get rid of stains & odors.
Step 1. Gather your cleaning supplies
Without regular mattress cleaning in Dubai, it can become the dirtiest thing in your entire house. To clean your mattress, you'll need:
● a vacuum
● cleaning cloths
● baking soda
● an enzyme cleaner or dish soap
● laundry detergent
● cold water
Step 2. Strip your mattress of blankets & sheets
Remove all sheets, pillowcases, blankets, and mattress protector, if you use one. It’s a good time to wash all your bedding while you work on the mattress. Depending on the type of the pillow, you may be able to wash it as well. Check the label for washing instructions.
Step 3. Vacuum the mattress
Vacuuming will remove dust, hair, dead skin, and other debris. And don’t overlook the cracks and crevices around the seams. Those are the favorite hangouts for dust mites and their buddies, bed bugs.
Step 4. Spot-clean your mattress
Do not rub the spill, as this can push it into the mattress. If there is a biological stain, spray an enzyme cleaner onto a white cloth and blot the stained area. After that, apply cold water to a different cloth and continue blotting.
Step 5. Sprinkle baking soda all over the mattress
Sprinkle baking soda and leave it for several hours. It is an effective tool for breaking down the acid & absorbing remaining moisture.
Step 6. Vacuum again
Once soda has worked its magic, vacuum your mattress.
Step 7. Let the mattress air out
Moisture that is trapped inside can lead to mold which will be extremely difficult to remove. Once your mattress is fully dry, cover it with a protector.
How To Remove a Stain From a Mattress?
When it comes to treating mattress stains, it’s crucial to clean them immediately to prevent stains from setting and mold from growing. The best stain remover for the job depends on the type of stain.
● For organic matter, an enzyme cleaner can help break down organic proteins.
● For sweat stains, you can use a combination of vinegar and baking soda.
● Hydrogen peroxide can help to treat all sorts of stains.
Always do a spot test if you’re concerned that the cleaner may bleach your mattress. And by hiring a professional mattress cleaning company in Dubai, you can ensure that the job will be done to the highest standards.
Protecting The Mattress
Most mattresses last about 7 to 10 years when properly cared for. However, they can quickly become a breeding ground for bacteria and allergens. Here are a couple of tips that will help to create a healthy home environment.
Tip # 1: Flip or rotate your mattress every three to six months
If you use a mattress that doesn't have a designated top and bottom, turn it over. If you have them, rotate the mattress 180 degrees. This will ensure even wear.
Tip #2: Use a mattress protector
A mattress protector is a plastic case that can protect your mattress. Use a cover that’s machine-washable so you can clean it as needed, or every 3 to 6 months.
Tip #3: Change your sheets once a week
Dead skin is the favorite food for dust mites, so keeping it to a minimum will cut down the dust mite population.
If you have any questions about cleaning, we’d love to hear them.