There are some mattress cleaning advices that every housewife should know in order to maintain the great condition of the mattresses in her house. This maintenance work is important to ensure that you will not lose money in regular professional mattress cleaning or in mattress replacement. Actually, the DIY mattress maintenance is divided into two main parts: regular cleaning and removing the stains, mold and bad odor. Let’s see how to make it on your own at home.
For regular cleaning, use the following advices:
- Vacuum the mattresses on a regular basis to keep the dirt away. This will ensure that there will be fewer stains.
- Make use of effective upholstery cleaning solution that will not only remove the dust mites, but will also clean the surfaces. Unless you are very sensitive, you will meet no issues with this solution.
- Another option is using enzyme cleaners, which are effective in stain breaking down. This will significantly reduce the stubborn stains and will eliminate the non-stubborn ones.
For stain removal, use the following advices:
- When you indentify a stain on the mattress, you may use a citrus type cleaner and spray it locally. After 5 minutes, blot the cleaner out with a clean white-colored cloth without rubbing the place. If you don’t have such a cleaner at home, you can try out with a mild dish detergent.
- For blood stains, you can use hydrogen peroxide. When blotting the spot, it begins bubbling. If the stain is too stubborn, this might not be able to remove it completely, but will lessen it. After letting it set for a while, blot the spot with a clean cloth.
- Another popular option is to mix water and salt and to spray the liquid on the stain. If the stain is fresh, this solution will effectively remove it.
- Baking soda is another helpful detergent that could be used for home made cleaning solution. The proportion is two parts cold water to one part baking soda. Use a clean cloth to apply on the stain and let it sit for at least half an hour. The next step is to use a cloth damped in water to rinse the solution and absorb the moisture with a dry towel.
- You can also use liquid dish washing detergent and mix it with water in ration 1 part to 2 parts. Apply the solution on the affected spot and brush gently with a toothbrush. After letting it set for a while, rinse and dry with a towel.
- To prevent bad odor absorbing, launder regularly the linens.
- To prevent and remove the mold and mildew from the mattresses, take them out on sun to let them completely dry. The excess mildew can be removed by sweeping them off and vacuuming both sides.
People, who find all this work too bothersome to make it on their own, can call MVIR mattress cleaning professionals, who will do this work for you.