There are some places in our houses where dust stores and can become a cause of allergies. One such place is a mattress that may also have trapped dust even though the bedsheet is cleaned once or twice a week. For a healthy and good night’s sleep, one must regularly deep clean their mattress so that it eliminates any chance of you catching any allergies due to dust or dust mites making a home inside the mattress. The tips and tricks listed in this blog will help you to clean a mattress in the best possible way that will last for a few months depending upon the use.
Deep Cleaning A Mattress At Home
It is very common and almost everyone knows about the importance of flipping the mattress every three to six months so that it doesn’t wear unevenly. The regular flipping of a mattress allows it to compress evenly from all sides, especially if only one side of the mattress is used or the partners have a lot of differences in heights and weights.
Similarly, it is among the best practices to take some time out every six months to deep clean the mattress and stay away from any health-related issues. Eating on the bed is a common practice and we all at some point find it convenient to have a meal on the bed. It is very likely to have a spill accident which, even though, cleaned immediately, leaves the mark behind. Deep cleaning the mattress is a way of bringing the mattress back to its original look and protecting it for as long as possible.
Let’s begin with the supplies that you will need to clean a mattress and to do it and lastly how to protect your mattress from daily threats.
Supplies You Need To Clean A Mattress
Following are the supplies that you will need to clean a mattress at your home.
- A vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment
- Dish soap mixed with water / stain cleaner
- Baking soda
Steps To Deep Clean A Mattress
Cleaning a mattress may take a few hours to reuse it so make sure that you have enough time from the start till it completely dries.
Wash All The Beddings
First things first, strip the bed in order to wash everything. The cleaning begins from the first layer, which is also, in some cases, a protective layer. It is highly recommended to have a mattress protector so that even if there is a spill accident, the mattress remains protected and doesn’t get stained. Remove all the sheets, pillow covers, comforter covers and put them in the washing machine. If you have got a mattress protector, wash that too.
To make your job easier, get yourself a vacuum upholstery attachment so that you can easily get the dust out. Don’t forget to thoroughly clean the crevices, stitching, corners and sides. Vacuuming is an easy task and unless you have major spills or stains on the mattress, you can vacuum a mattress every month. This will not only keep it clean but also increase the life of your mattress.
Spots can be hard to remove. It is best to know what sort of a spot your mattress has and use the most suitable cleaner to remove it.
Most people make the mistake of using water directly to wet the area and then rub it using a piece of cloth. This is not exactly the right way to do it since water in more quantity will damp the mattress and it will take it much longer to dry. You have to use less and get more. Use a cleaning spray and shower the chemical on a fresh piece of cloth and gently blot it. Let the stain remover do its job for some time and then use another wet piece of cloth and blot again until the stain goes away.
Let It Dry
The best way to dry the mattress is by putting it out in the sun and fresh air which will also kill minor germs. If that is not an option, the next best possible way is to sprinkle the baking soda on the mattress and let it do its magic. The more time you give to baking soda, the better it will be. It will remove all the bad odours from the mattress and make it fresh by absorbing the moisture.
Another way to dry the mattress is by putting it in front of a high-speed fan or a blower so that every last bit of moisture goes away from it.
How To Protect Your Mattress
Once you have done all of it, it will be in your best interest to use a mattress cover that will keep the surface of the mattress safe from any liquid spills. More importantly, it will reduce the chances of dust entering the mattress and all you will need to do is wash the mattress cover and simply vacuum the mattress.
So, these were some tips and tricks to deep clean a mattress at home. If you are looking for ways to make your mattress last longer, this guide will outline all the ways for you. While you are at it, here is a deep cleaning checklist for your house that will help you especially if you have an infant at the house.