How to Clean a Mattress

How to Clean a Mattress

For the décor of a house good selection of mattress is very significant. Mattress is a thing of comfort and it comes expensive. So it makes sense to learn how to take care of it. Unfortunately, spills or accidents occasionally happen, especially if you’re having breakfast in bed or your children aren’t yet potty trained. Here the question comes about the cleaning of this mattress. After all, it’s not like you can just toss it in the washer if it becomes soiled.

In the first place the best thing you can do is to avoid getting your mattress dirty. Encasing the mattress and the box spring in hypoallergenic cases protects them from dust and grime and will cut down on dust mites. However, liquid can still seep through most cases and into the mattress. You may want to consider placing a rubber sheet on the mattress for protection against spills or childhood accidents.
Of course, since most people find that these rubber sheets bunch up and are uncomfortable to sleep on, you may prefer to risk getting the mattress wet, especially if there isn’t a big chance that you will spill your morning coffee or your children are older. If you do get your mattress dirty, you can follow these simple steps to get it clean.

1. Whip out your vacuum, to remove dirt or dust. To keep dust mites under control most mattress manufacturers suggest that occasionally vacuuming your mattress is a good idea, even if it doesn’t look dirty.

2. Don’t grab your favorite stain removal product if you need to clean up a liquid spill or a stain. Mattresses are made of materials that may not react well to chemicals. Instead, you should just try to blot up any liquid and leave the stain alone. If you can’t bear the thought of leaving the stain on your mattress or if it has a strong odor, you can use a cloth dampened with cold water to gently scrub the stain. You can use a bit of mild soap on the cloth if the stain won’t budge.

3. After cleaning up the spill or stain, leave the sheets off your mattress and let it thoroughly air dry before you cover it back up. There’s nothing worse than a moldy mattress, especially if the person sleeping on it has severe mold allergies.

Once your mattress is clean and dry, you may want to use this opportunity to flip it over so that it wears more evenly. To help your mattress last longer you should flip your mattress over three or four times a year.

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4 thoughts on “How to Clean a Mattress

  1. My mattress has been stored in the garage of my new house until until my basement completion. Unfortunately, it wasn’t covered. Is it still okay to use your cleaning methods and move it in? Do I have to worry about bugs of any kind?

  2. Awesome blog. I enjoyed reading your articles. This is truly a great read for me. I have bookmarked it and I am looking forward to reading new articles. Keep up the good work!

  3. The mattresses are always dirty. They contain allergens. It is really important to clean them at least once per month. You could use baking soda , vinegar or some detergent. Best regards!

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