A mattress can get very dirty—it is on the receiving end of sweat, dead skin cells, dust mites, stains, and everything else. That’s why despite using pads and linens, cleaning it should be done on a regular basis. The steps below can help you with DIY mattress cleaning:
Step 1: Start with vacuum
After all the coverings have been removed, vacuum the entire surface. Vacuuming can get rid of all the dirt, dust, and pet hair.
Step 2: Spot clean
The right solution and process to use will be dependent on the type of stain to remove. Below are few solutions and processes you can use:
- Remove stains using a combination of liquid dish soap, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. In a spray bottle, mix the three ingredients together and spray it directly on the stained area. Rub or blot the stain using a clean rug.
- Use natural enzyme and non-toxic cleaners, which can chemically break down odours and stains.
- Make a paste of salt and lemon juice. Apply the paste to the stain and leave it for an hour. Prepare a clean white cloth to wipe off the salt.
Step 3: Deodorise
Sprinkle baking soda on the entire surface. Leave it for a while (at least two hours or longer if possible). The baking soda will absorb all the liquid coming from the stain removal process. This is a good way to leave your mattress smelling clean and fresh. Vacuum the entire area to remove the powder.
Step 4: Air out
The best thing for a mattress is UV sunlight and fresh air. Unfortunately, not everyone can pull their mattress down your garage or bring it up the rooftop. If you can, do not hesitate to do it. The very least you can do it is to open your doors and windows wide to allow fresh air and little sunlight to come in the room.
Step 5: Protect and cover
Invest in mattress covers as this is the best line of defence of the mattress from stains and dirt. Throwing the covers straight to the washing machine is easier than removing stains directly on the mattress.
Cleaning the mattress is easy if you follow these steps. However, for best results, contact mattress cleaning Pattaya to do the job for you.