People do not always realize that they spend one third on their life in the bed. This makes mattress cleaning very important. It is preferable to call mattress cleaning experts to make this job for you professionally. Cleaning companies like Mvir Cleaning are experienced in mattress cleaning in Beckenham, London and vicinities. But in case you would like to try it on your own, we provide here some useful tips that can help you in the process. You will need some very basic ingredients and tools that most probably you already have in your house.
How to start cleaning?
First, you need to remove all the pillows, blankets, sheets, linens and other bedding items that may be on your mattress and place them in the laundry. You will like to have everything clean, so it is a good time to replace them with clean ones.
To start the process of mattress cleaning, you need to thoroughly vacuum the mattress first. This will remove a large portion of dead skin and hair along with the dust and mites that have been accumulated inside the mattress over time. For this purpose, use an upholstery nozzle that is long enough to reach difficult places like piping, corners, and edges. For the top of the mattress, you can change the attachment with the wide brush.
In case of stains
When it is possible, the stains should be addressed immediately, to increase the chances for complete stain removal. Do not rub the spill, instead take a clean cloth, damp it with some cold water and start blotting until all the liquid is absorbed.
For old stains, you can make a mixture of hydrogen peroxide (2 tbsp.) and a liquid dish soap (1 tbsp.). Stir that mixture with a spoon and start scrubbing gently with an old toothbrush. The excess cleaner could be wiped away with a damp cloth. This solution would be effective in case of stains from drinks, food or dirt.
If your mattress is made of memory foam, use the minimum amount of paste possible, as this type of mattresses should not get wet.
Baking soda as a main cleaning ingredient
Next step is spreading baking soda all over the mattress surface. Ensure that the mattress is completely dry before doing this. You would not want to make the baking soda a hard-to-remove paste. In order to have a great effect in removing the bad odour, sprinkle it generously and let it sit for a few hours to give it enough time to absorb the odours. It will also be able to break down the acids.
This is necessary to remove all the baking soda when it had sit for enough time. Again, use a wide brush attachment when you vacuum the top surface of the mattress and the long upholstery nozzle for cracks, corners, piping, and seams.
Airing out the mattress for some time
This final step is really smart to let all the moisture completely dry out and to prevent any mould accumulation. Letting the mattress to air out is best to be done during the summer, by opening the window and letting the hot fresh air to dry it faster. The sun is known to kill naturally all harmful bacteria, so let it regularly come in the room.