How to Sanitize a Mattress Quickly & Easily
If you haven’t cleaned your mattress in a while, consider the following: You probably spend seven to eight hours on it every night. Dust, sweat, dead skin cells, and oil from your body can all make their way onto and inside it during that period, causing yellow stains. Not to mention that dust mites are attracted to this environment. Whether or not you suffer from allergies, it’s a good idea to clean your mattress on a regular basis. Find out how to deep clean a mattress and what products to use to remove mattress stains yourself in the sections ahead.
How to Sanitize Your Mattress Thoroughly
Get rid of the dust
Using the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner is the easiest way to remove dust. If someone in the family suffers from allergies, it’s a good idea to do this every couple of months, if not more frequently. First, go over the mattress’s top and sides and as much of the box spring as you can reach. To remove dust from beneath the surface, press down firmly on the tool or tap it on the cloth. Then, using the crevice tool, get inside the quilting and anywhere else where a pillow top is attached. Some latest vacuum cleaners now include attachments that vibrate against mattress and upholstery fabrics to extract dust better.
Go over it with steam
If you have a garment steamer, use it to go over the mattress, keeping the nozzle as close to the fabric as possible (without causing the steamer to drip). The penetrating steam will kill dust mites lurking on the surface. To get rid of them, vacuum the mattress once more. If you do not have a steamer, give your mattress steamy bursts from your iron.
Eliminate the stains
If you like snacking in bed or sleeping with your pets, your mattress will most likely have stains on it. The quickest way to get rid of them is to use a carpet and upholstery cleaner designed to remove pet stains. It dissolves food stains as well as pet stains like pee and vomit. It also contains enzymes that fight foul odors. Lightly spray on the stain, or dab the stain with a cloth in a circular motion from the outside edge to the center to prevent it from spreading. You don’t want to over-wet the mattress. After removing the stain, rinse the area with a moist towel to remove any remaining cleaner. Before making the bed, blot the area with a dry cloth and allow the mattress to dry completely.
How to get rid of stains on your mattress
A buildup of sweat and body oil is most likely the cause of yellow stains on your mattress. While wet cleaning a whole mattress is challenging (and you never want to saturate it completely), you can whiten it with a 50/50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and warm water, with 1/4th teaspoon mild dishwashing liquid.
Fill a spray bottle halfway with the solution and sprinkle the surface of the mattress.
Allow 30 minutes for it to set after working it into the fabric with a soft brush or towel.
Rinse the mattress with pure water, blot thoroughly to eliminate residues, and air dry entirely. Repeat the process or add a bit more hydrogen peroxide to the solution if the stains are stubborn.
How to get rid of odors in your mattress
If you notice any stale odors, a sanitizing spray or an antibacterial fabric spray is a quick and easy solution to freshen a mattress and box spring. Both are safe to use on clothes and eliminate microorganisms that cause odors. Sprinkle some baking soda onto the fabric of the mattress, brush it softly, wait 15 to 30 minutes, then vacuum to eliminate odors in between major cleanings.
How to maintain a fresh and clean mattress
Covering your mattress with a detachable mattress pad that you wash on a regular basis is the best method to keep it white and stain-free. In addition, one of the most significant ways to keep dust, pollen, dust mites, and other irritants from gatherings is to cover the mattress and even the box spring in mattress coverings. These should also be washed on a regular basis.
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