We spend much of our time sleeping in our beds. Therefore, it doesn’t take much of an imagination to realize how quickly our mattresses get dirty. It is recommended that you have a professional deep clean your mattresses about once every three years. However it is also recommended you do a maintenance cleaning every three to six months to maintain clean mattresses. Green Co Carpet Cleaning will provide a basic mattress cleaning guide on how you can maintain clean mattresses in your home.
How to Clean Mattress Stains
Step 1. Your every first step is, of course, removing all of the bedding. The bedding takes the brunt of the messes. Bedding should be washed with hot water and dried once a week to prevent bacteria, bed bugs, and dust mites infesting your bed.
Step 2. After putting your bedding into the wash you will want to begin cleaning the mattress. Note: you will follow each step below and then flip the mattress over. Repeat the cleaning process on the other side.
Step 3. Vacuum the mattress thoroughly. Make sure you even vacuum the sides of the mattress. You can use a regular vacuum, shop vacuum, or there are even vacuums designed just for cleaning mattresses if you prefer. You want to be thorough when vacuuming the mattress to insure all of the dirt is gone to prevent spreading of the stains.
Step 4. After you have finished vacuuming you will need to remove any stains on the mattress. You can use regular water and liquid dish soap, mix them together and then blot at the stains. Depending on the nature of the stain you may need something a little stronger. Commercial carpet cleaner or even a laundry spray can remove most stains on the mattress.
Step 5. Your next step after all of the stains have been cleaned is to sanitize the surface of the mattress. You can use a number of different sanitizers. There are UV light mattress sanitizers, commercial cleaners or white wine vinegar also does the trick and cleans most forms of bacteria.
Step 6. After cleaning the stains and sanitizing the mattress, allow it to dry before the next step. Once the mattress is dry, sprinkle baking soda on top of the mattress and let it sit for 30 minutes. After the baking soda has had time to absorb any odors, use your vacuum cleaner and remove all of the baking soda.
Step 7. Now flip and rotate the mattress onto the other side and repeat all of the cleaning steps. It is recommended after you clean your mattress each time, flip it over and rotate the mattress. This will help extend the life of the mattress and prevent a single section from being worn down. Once you finish repeating the cleaning of the other side of the mattress, put your bedding back on the mattress and enjoy a clean mattress.
Depending on how often you choose to clean your mattress will determine how often you will need a professional cleaning and how long the mattress will last.