As well as everywhere in the world, DIY mattress cleaning in South Norwood is not an easy thing. You should know some tricks to make this cleaning effective and to ensure you sleep on a healthy mattress that is not packed with chemicals.
Of course, a thorough mattress cleaning is not enough if that is done too occasionally, and the linens are not regularly laundered and changed. Additionally, you have to take care of your mattress pads, sheets and duvets. To ensure that the dust mites are killed effectively in your bedding, you should use the hottest water possible as well as the heat settings of your dryer. But, let us now consider what steps we should take to clean the mattress itself.
DIY Cleaning the Mattress in 3 Steps:
If you want to perform effective mattress cleaning, you should use the upholstery attachment to your vacuum cleaner. Start vacuuming the mattress at the top and move down to the sides and all narrow and overlapping paths.
People usually do not notice their own body smell but it starts to accumulate in the mattress over the time. Let’s add to it the sweat and the smell is unmistakable and force you to take urgent measures to clean it. To remove that bad smell, sprinkle some baking soda all over your mattress and rub accurately with a brush or with a clean and dry hand. This will allow it to penetrate into the mattress fabric, to bond with the body oils and moisture and remove the bad odour. Let it stay that way for 3 or 4 hours, then vacuum again thoroughly to remove the baking soda.
Removing the stains
While it is best to deal with the stains immediately, this is not always possible. Mattresses can be stained by blood, urine or other bodily fluids. Here, we will consider different approaches to stains of different origin on your mattress.
- For blood stains, make a paste of 1 tbsp. of liquid dish soap, 1 tbsp. of salt and ¼ cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide. Apply this paste directly on the stain and let it sit until it dries completely over the stain. Then, scrap off the dried paste. If any part of the stain is remained, take a white rag, dip it into hydrogen peroxide and rub the place until the stain lifts off.
- For urine stains, mix hydrogen peroxide with baking soda and add a few drops of liquid dish soap there. Then, apply it on the spot, let it sit there until dry and scrape the dried paste using a spoon. Use a vacuum cleaner to vacuum the area.
- For vomits and other bodily fluids, since these are usually the most stubborn stains, use undiluted household ammonia to apply on the stains and do not forget to wide open the windows before you start. After applying, wipe the moisture with a clean cloth and then sprinkle some baking soda on the spot. This will neutralize the odour that comes from ammonia and will remove the moisture left inside. After drying, thoroughly vacuum the area.