Tips for how to Clean your Mattress

Mattress Cleaning Tips

We owe a lot to our mattresses. At night, they offer us a place to rest and sleep. During the day, it keeps us cozy, we can turn on our favourite show in bed with a cup of coffee or resting on stomach, these mattresses allow us to enjoy our favourite literature and relax in bed with it. Even our furry friends curl up there to spend warm nights together with us as we sleep.

Which is why it makes perfect sense to learn how to properly clean your mattress in return for all that love that you put into it.

How To Clean A Mattress

Now, since we can’t simply put our mattresses in the washing machine and go to sleep, it only makes sense that we learn how to clean a mattress. First, you should know there are some things you can and can’t do when cleaning a mattress.

Do… Use a good quality mattress protector, Follow the manufacturer’s instructions Speed up drying: turn over regularly, Seasonal maintenance and recovery

Don’t… Let it get soaking wet, Use any kind of solvent that dry cleans or shrinks fibres, Try and do it yourself if you’ve really damaged the thing, Put your mattress in the washing machine (for this one, the do-not is probably a no-brainer!)

How To Clean A Mattress:

Eventually all of us will spill something on our beloved mattresses. Or drop something accidentally. Even see an accident happen before us in black and white, right after we've just bought them. That is why we need to know how to clean and care properly for this important piece of bedroom furniture--not only is it so comfortable as a guarantee layer but we invest so much in it too.

1. Use a vacuum cleaner: A vacuum cleaner is great for general cleaning and sprucing up your mattress. So why do you use a vacuum on the mattress? Because vacuums can take all away dust and dead skin cells that are present on your mattress. First take off everything such as bed sheets, mattress cover and pillow pads, then vacuum from the top to the bottom. Cover all the spots as you go along.

2. Spot Clean In general: What's on these stains will determine the best way of cleaning your mattress. It is usually easy to eliminate stains made by food and drinks like red wine or coffee. On the other hand, protein-based stains such as sweat, urine, and blood are a bit more obstinate to remove. This is because they have typically been there longer. Here are two ways to clean a mattress that spot-treats: Start by spraying a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, dish soap, and baking soda, all heated and combined together, on the stain. Then, fully soak the cleaning mixture into the stain and blot it with a clean cloth. Use a non-toxic, natural enzyme cleaner that chemically breaks down stains and odors. Mix up lemon juice and salt to make a paste. Put this mixture on the stain, and let it stand for about 30–60 minutes. Finally, wipe off this mixture with a clean towel. It's important to try to remove mattress stains as soon as possible, particularly ones that are protein-based. This is because fluids soak into the fabric of your mattress and are then much more difficult to eliminate later.

3. Use Baking Soda to Correct Smells: A lot of mattresses end up smelling bad. The top-sheet, mattress covers, and any toppers that are in place must all be removed to get back to fresh-smelling bedding. The best way to do this is by using baking soda. After stripping off all the sheets, mattress covers and toppers from the bed, apply baking soda directly on top of where your body would rest. After giving it a good swab of chalk, lightly rub the soda into the fabric with your hand and allow it to sit for at least ten minutes. When the soda has been sitting for a while, vacuum it up.

4. Air Your Mattress Outside: Every so often, cleansing a lost cause mattress is only possible when positioned outdoors. UV sunlight kills germs in a utility mattress. Almost everyone will agree, furniture forms an indivisible part of our daily lives. Most people, however, cannot drag their mattresses outside. But if you pull back a few curtains and open the windows not only to let some fresh air into your bedroom but also to allow in some sunshine from time to time, that will help. And anyway, no one ever harmed any mattress eating it.

5. Cover and Protect It: The easiest way of cleaning a mattress is to prevent it having to be cleaned in the first place. If you purchase a good quality mattress protector, your will remain both free from dust gathering and better protected than from day one.

Mattress protectors are both simple and inexpensive. They can at the same time prolong the life of your mattress by preventing anything that would leave a smudge from greasing it up with dust, skin flakes and what not.

In this case, however, some things are beyond remedy, and you'll want to find a new mattress to fit all your needs. The good news is, you can visit us in person at our Mattress & Bedding store in Bowmanville -  or you can browse the Mattress and Mattress Protectors online

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