Some, okay many, of us don’t think about cleaning our bed mattress. Think about this: you spend a considerable amount of time nearly every day of your life on that mattress. During the hours you are asleep things like dust, dead skin, sweat, and other body oils get into your mattress, yes even through the fitted sheet.
Every few weeks or at least monthly you should be cleaning your mattress. Here are some things you can quickly and easily do to keep your mattress clean.
Your vacuum is your biggest ally in keeping your mattress clean. Grab the upholstery attachment and put it on the hose and slowly vacuum the entire mattress in slow overlapping rows while applying a good amount of pressure to suck up as much dirt and yuck as possible. Don’t forget about the sides. If someone using the mattress suffers from allergies it might be good to do this every time you put on fresh sheets. Try also to vacuum as much of the box spring as you can reach.
Treat Any Stains
Maybe you enjoy a cup of bedtime tea, a midnight snack, or let your furry friends cuddle and snooze with you. If so, you may end up with an accidental stain or two on your mattress. The best way to ensure they come out is to treat them as soon as they happen. You can either use a cleaner made specifically for your mattress or upholstery cleaning, or you can mix up a few drops of hand dishwashing soap in some barley warm water. Always treat any stains with a clean white rag or plain paper towel blotting from the outside edges in toward the center. And remember, less is more. You do not want to over wet the mattress. Always finish with a dry towel and absorb as much moisture as you can to get the area to dry as quickly as possible.
Get Rid of Musty Odors
Over time the mattress can start to smell stale or musty. The best remedy for this is to vacuum thoroughly and follow up with a disinfecting spray or a sprinkle of baking soda. If you are not fond of using Lysol spray you can sprinkle some baking soda, lightly brush it into the fabric , let it sit for 15 minutes to several hours and vacuum it up.
Have it Deep Cleaned Every 12 to 18 Months
The best and really only way to ensure that all of the germs in your mattress are dead and the mattress is truly clean is to have a professional deep clean it. Only professional truck-mounted cleaning equipment has the power to get deep down into the mattress and kill everything hanging out in there. So get your mattress cleaned every 12 to 18 months depending upon how often you clean it at home. Every 12 months if anyone suffers from a respiratory illness like allergies and asthma.
For upholstery cleaning in Arlington and surrounding areas make an appointment online or over the phone with All Kleen.