Cleaning our mattresses is very important. In fact, it is recommended you have your mattresses professionally cleaned once a year. And about every three months, the owner should do a maintenance cleaning to maintain healthier living. However, not everyone knows the best way to clean a mattress themselves. Since humans spend about one third of their life in bed, Green Co Carpet Cleaning feels that it is important to share how you can clean your mattress yourself for proper maintenance in between those deeper cleanings by a professional.
How to Clean a Mattress with Baking Soda & Vinegar
Step 1. Remove Bedding
Your very first is to remove all your bedding from off of the mattress, also any bed covers as well. Take this time and wash all the bedding. When you wash the bedding make sure you wash everything with hot water and when drying your bedding, use high heat. This won’t just help clean your bedding, but it will kill all bacteria, dust mites or bed bugs that might be present on your bedding.
Step 2. Vacuum Mattress
Now that your mattress is bare you should vacuum the entire mattress. This means top and bottom as well as all four sides of the mattress. They all need to be vacuumed. You can use a regular vacuum cleaner, or a shop vac. You can also buy a vacuum designed for cleaning mattresses that cost around $250, for a deeper penetration.
Step 3. Clean Mattress
Once you have finished thoroughly vacuuming the mattress, you can begin to clean it. There are a few ways you can clean the mattress. You can use a homemade mixture using liquid dish soap with water to tackle the mattress stains. Another method for cleaning mattress stains is a commercial pet enzyme-based odor remover. This actually works great on mattresses. Some people will also use a steam cleaner for cleaning their mattresses. Make sure when you clean the mattress that you clean both top and bottom. However, make sure that one side is dry before flipping it over to clean the other side.
Step 4. Deodorize Mattress
Once both sides have been cleaned, you will want to deodorize the mattress. You will use baking soda and simply sprinkle the baking soda all over the mattress. Make sure to let the baking soda set on the mattress for an hour or so. Afterwards, use your vacuum to remove the baking soda. Again, apply baking soda on both sides of the mattress.
Step 5. Disinfect Mattress
The last step when cleaning your mattresses is to disinfect them of any remaining bacteria. You can use one of two homemade mixture. One is to mix hydrogen peroxide with water in a spray bottle, or vinegar with water in a spray bottle. Spray the entire mattress on all sides of your mattress and just let the mixture stay on your mattress for a while. Once your mattress is dry you can put your bedding back on your mattress. After all your efforts, you can now enjoy a healthy night’s sleep.
Mattress Cleaning & More in Sherman Oaks, Valley Village, Woodland Hills & Greater Los Angeles, California
It is important to keep your mattresses maintained to prevent an infestation of dust mites, and bed bugs. Additionally, mattresses hold in bacteria that can cause some skin diseases as well as indoor allergens. For your yearly deep mattress cleaning, Green Co Carpet Cleaning provides mattress cleaning services. Contact Green Co Carpet Cleaning to schedule your mattress cleaning today.