Don’t you just love a fresh, clean mattress? Maintaining a clean mattress is essential to your health and well-being. The last thing you want is for dust mites, bacteria, allergens, germs or mold to be building up in the fabric of your mattress! If your mattress is a few years old or has stains or odours, don’t worry! We’ve put together 5 easy steps to get that like-new mattress top again.
Step One: Vacuum your mattress
This will help remove any loose dirt or dust that may be present on the surface of your mattress.
Step Two: Basic Mattress cleaning
Mix a solution of one part dish soap to four parts water. Soak a clean cloth, sponge, or mop in the solution and wipe down your mattress. Alternatively to dish soap, you can make a mixture of water and vinegar. Apply this solution to apply by hand or spray it onto your mattress with a spray bottle or with a damp cloth.
Ensure that the solution is evenly distributed across all areas of the mattress, including into any fabric crevices where dust mites may gather! You want the mattress to be fairly damp (not drenched) to make the drying process easier and faster later. Let sit for 30 minutes before rinsing off with water.
Step Three: Mattress deep cleaning
If the easier steps above did not achieve the cleaning level you want, apply one or all of these powerful deep-cleaning techniques.
Steam clean your mattress. This is the best method to deep clean a mattress and kills any germs or bacteria that are lurking in the fabric of your bedding. Simply place several dry towels on top of the mattress, then use an upright vacuum with a steam function to create steam for about 20 seconds (make sure to use the dry towels to protect your mattress from water damage!). Next, remove the towels and thoroughly vacuum up any excess moisture with a wet-dry shop vac.
Use a professional spot remover like Spray ‘n Wash® or Shout®.
Step Four: Dry your mattress
Let your mattress dry completely before putting any sheets or blankets back on it. It’s best to leave it out in the sun for a few hours, but if you don’t have that option you can use a dehumidifier or fans to help speed up the process.
Step Five: Mattress protector
Once the fabric is clean, you will want to apply a mattress protector. This will help protect it against any stains or spills that may occur in the future, while also helping keep dust mites and other allergens at bay!
If you feel that your mattress needs a more thorough cleaning, then consider hiring a professional mattress cleaning service. They will be able to clean every nook and cranny of your mattress using specialized equipment and chemicals that are safe for both humans and pets! You can find more information