How to Clean a Mattress
Although it is a shame, it’s clear to see as a nation that we do not clean our mattresses very often, which in turn is resulting in them having reduced lifespans. A dirty mattress will have reduced performance levels and not have the same impact on comfort as a clean mattress.
When you spend a third of each day in bed, you surely expect it to become dirty if you have not thought about cleaning your mattress.
Do you really want to be sleeping with dust, dead skin cells, and body sweat that has all built up over the time you have successfully maintained your mattress? Do not worry. You are not alone, as a massive 30% of Brits wash their mattress once a year! Theirs always the opportunity to improve your mattress cleaning routine by adhering to the following steps:
- Obtain the ideal equipment – A vacuum with upholstery cleaner, Dish soap to remove significant stains, laundry detergent, cleaning cloths and cold water.
- Strip the bed and wash the bedding – Remove sheets, pillowcases and covers so they can be cleaned while you are cleaning the mattress itself, rejuvenating the whole bed.
- Vacuum the mattress – Go over the entirety of your mattress using the upholstery cleaner on your vacuum.
- Spot clean your mattress with a stain remover – Getting the stains out of the mattress is the most crucial part of the cleaning process. To do this, you should not soak your mattress or apply water directly to the surface of it. Stain remover or Enzyme cleaner are usually the two best options. Enzyme cleaner should be put on a white cloth and apply it by blotting the area where the stain lies.
- Try and give your mattress some sun and fresh air – The suns UV rays help kill mould and bacteria.
- Flip the mattress and repeat the same stages to ensure it is equally clear on both sides. This is important as it’s suggested that you should flip which side of the mattress you sleep on approximately every three months.
- Protect the mattress – Once your mattress is clean, wait for it to dry and then cover the mattress with a protector, which will make cleaning your mattress 10x easier in the future.
- Keep dust away from the mattress with a fitted sheet – Fitted sheet needs to be regularly washed, which will protect the mattresses from any dust.
How to cure yellow Stains? – How to Clean a Mattress
Yellow stains are usually caused by biological factors such as sweat and body oil. If you leave the mattress for a long time, body oil and sweat will have built up, causing prominent yellow stains. Fear not! Even if you have yellow stains built up on your mattress, you can still do something about it.
Use a 50/50 mix of hydrogen peroxide and warm water and a ¼ teaspoon of dish liquid. Firstly, pour this solution into a bottle and spritz it across the surface of the mattress. Then work the solution into the fabric using a soft brush and let it sit for 30 minutes.
Finally, repeat the process of spritzing the mattress, this time just with clear water to rinse and remove traces of the cleaner, which may involve you having to blot the mattress quite thoroughly. Let the mattress air dry completely, and then it’s ready to be slept on again.
Cleaning a mattress will no doubt extend its life and make it a pleasure to sleep on, but all good things must come to an end. After eight years or so, you should be thinking about investing in a new mattress. Body impressions and sagging indicate that it is no longer providing adequate support.