How to clean and refresh your mattress? Cleanliness and hygiene are essential to good health. Taking regular baths, washing clothes, and keeping your home clean is not all about cleanliness. You should also clean the place where you spend a third of your life. Yes, the mattress. Unfortunately, it is the mattress that is largely ignored when it comes to cleaning.
You don’t have to be desperate to get your mattress cleaned, nor is it possible to keep it clean without professional help. Although professional cleaning can be thorough, it is only necessary if you have allergies. Otherwise, mattress cleaning is fairly simple and can be done weekly or monthly.
A mattress can be a hotbed of germs
Dead skin cells of the sleeper accumulate on the mattress. Fine dust particles and other contaminants can also settle in the seams and on the surface of the mattress. As they accumulate there, they can promote the growth of germs. These microorganisms can cause various allergies and other problems.
Weekly and monthly cleaning can prevent these. Regular cleaning also keeps the mattress new and fresh. Both weekly and monthly cleaning should be done. The cleaning methods are not much different, but they are not all the same either.
Weekly mattress cleaning.
Every time you change your bedding, take it off, take your vacuum cleaner, and run the upholstery nozzle all over the mattress. Pay special attention to creases and seams where dust may be hiding. Using a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter will provide better germ-free cleaning. This method also removes dead skin cells.
Monthly Mattress Cleaning.
Extensive cleaning is done on a monthly basis. After you’ve cleaned your mattress of sheets, pillows and pads, pour a generous amount of baking soda over the mattress. You can use a sieve for evenness. You can also mix any essential oil with baking soda for a refreshing scent after cleaning.
Baking soda deodorizes the mattress and absorbs moisture found on it. Regular sweat and other body fluids can cause bacteria to grow on a mattress. Baking soda neutralizes odor, removes moisture, and kills germs on the mattress.
Leave the baking soda on the mattress for several hours. Then vacuum the entire mattress from top to bottom and side to side. Any traces of baking soda should be removed from the mattress. If the mattress is hinged, this should also be done.
To spot clean spilled wine or other liquids or stains on the mattress, immediately remove the mattress and blot the wet area with light pressure. Use clean, dry paper towels to blot up the liquid. Continue blotting until the cloth is almost dry. Spritz the affected area with a small amount of white wine (in the case of red wine spills). This will loosen the wine stain and make it easier to remove.
For other stains, use white vinegar, gently pour a small amount onto the stain, and let it soak in. After a while, wipe off the liquid with a sponge.
In both cases, the next step is baking soda generously applied to the affected area. It absorbs moisture and leaves the area dry and clean when vacuumed. After vacuuming, allow the mattress to dry for several hours before putting linens back on it. If possible, move the mattress closer to sunlight.
White vinegar and baking soda can work wonders and are effective against all kinds of stains. It is much better than using harsh chemicals and will not damage the material or fabric of the mattress. This is the best method of cleaning crib mattresses and for children. It is safe for their sensitive skin and does not cause respiratory or skin problems.
When it pays to use professional help
Professional cleaning is thorough and spotless. But it is not always necessary. It can be done once every few years, once a year, or when there is an urgent need. In the case of bed bugs, it is best to seek professional help. Bed bugs can hide in all possible and impossible places, and manual cleaning cannot remove them completely.
Professionals can also perform an ultraviolet light treatment that will kill the colony of germs around them. People with asthma and other allergies may benefit from this mattress treatment.
The bottom line is that mattress cleaning is tailored to your personal needs. If you just need regular cleaning, it’s best to do it yourself. However, in desperate or difficult situations, it is best to seek professional help. A clean mattress can help you sleep soundly at night, and should not be considered a health issue. A clean mattress is an important part of our health.