Important Mattress Cleaning Tips for Housewives

Important Mattress Cleaning Tips for Housewives

Mattress cleaning is something that most people don’t consider seriously. In case, you have not thought about cleaning your mattress lately, there are certain things you should know. Mattress is the place you spend at least 7-8 hours every night. This is pretty long time to be at a place full of dust mites, dead skin, and a lot of other nasty elements. To sum up, mattresses are actually not that clean a place to be.

A good amount of dirt builds up on mattress. Dust mites and other critters are a regular visitors to your mattress. Most mattresses are also home to blood, sweat, urine and other body fluids. Mold and mildew also grow on mattresses. And if you do not shower every night before hitting the bed, the mattress may contain a lot of dirt, oils and other trace chemicals from our body.
Here are some tips you could follow every few months to keep this place cleaner, fresher, and more hygienic:

Vacuum It

Vacuum cleaner come with upholstery attachment. This is what you should use for mattress cleaning. Start by cleaning the top part of the mattress. Work your way down in narrower, overlapping areas. Thereafter, you need to vacuum the sides of mattress.

Work on Stains

Do you sleep with your pets? Do you work on bed? Do you snack in bed often? If yes, then, the chances of your mattress getting some stains. Try using a mild cleaner available on the market to remove pet stains. Make sure the product is also effective in handling odors.

Deodorize It

It is usually unlikely for humans to notice their own bodily smells. However, with time sweat build up can result in a typical aroma. You can get rid of this odor by sprinkle some baking soda and rubbing it in with a scrub brush. You may even mix in a few drops of essential oil with baking soda first. Allow the baking soda to sit for 10 minutes and vacuum it.

Disinfect

Spray the mattress with a disinfecting spray. This will kill bacteria that causes odors.

Vacuum Once Again

By scrubbing the baking soda into your mattress you’ve helped it bond with moisture and body oils in the mattress material. Vacuuming it a second time pulls that moisture out, along with the cause of the odors.

Flip the Mattress

It is important to flipped the mattress side-to- side and top-to- bottom every week especially for the first three months of ownership. Thereafter, you need to practise it quarterly.

Cover the Mattress

Cleaning mattresses is a hectic task. Hence, it is recommended to use a washable mattress cover. Get one that are made from soft fabric bonded to a waterproof layer. This will prevents any liquids and dead skin from coming directly into the contact of your mattress. You simply need to pop this cover into the wash.