What Are Some Signs That A Mattress Needs To Be Cleaned?
Think back to the last time you thoroughly cleaned your mattress. If you can’t remember when that was, it is definitely time to consider cleaning it again.
Any strange odors coming from your mattress are also a sure sign that it needs to be cleaned.
Begin the cleaning process by thoroughly vacuuming your mattress. This will get rid of dust mites, dead skin cells, hair, and other debris. Use the brush attachment for your vacuum to knock debris loose. The nozzle tool is effective for accessing the seams of the mattress or any other tight areas where debris could hide.
As soon as you notice any stains, spot clean them using a two-to-one combination of hydrogen peroxide and dish soap. With an old toothbrush, scrub the stains gently to work them out of the fabric.
Use a damp rag to wipe away any leftover suds or residue. Be cautious with the amount of water that you use – especially if you have a memory foam mattress. Memory foam is highly absorbent and will soak up a lot more liquid than a standard mattress. This technique is effective on stains caused by food, drinks, or dirt. An enzymatic cleaner may be required for biological stains like sweat, vomit, urine, or blood. Cleaners like these also work well on greasy stains.
Garment cleaners and steam cleaners are both effective at getting rid of odors and eliminating stains. After the steamer is warm, use it to steam the surface of the mattress, applying quick bursts of steam. Spend extra time on any areas where there are stains.