Take your spring cleaning to a new level by deep cleaning your mattresses. Most cleaning routines that people follow in general do not include cleaning mattresses but you should know that it is important to clean your mattress every 6 months. Here is why you should deep clean your mattress very often.
Why should you deep clean your mattress?
Mattresses are not safe from sweat spills and dust even if you put sheets over them all the time. Sheets and pillowcases are cleaned now and then but do you think about what might be on those mattresses that never get cleaned? Studies show that mattresses and beddings are culprits of allergies. They also sometimes cause colds and other illnesses. Simply turning your bed from one side to another can launch millions of bacteria and dust into the air.
How to deep clean
- First of all, remove all of your bedding including the mattress pad and protector. If you do not own a mattress pad buy one, they can keep a lot of things away.
- Vacuum the top and sides of the mattress using a freshly sanitized vacuum attachment. Make sure you go in circles so that it picks up as maximum dust as possible.
- Use baking soda to sprinkle on the top of the mattress and let it sit for several hours. If you can, keep the mattress out in the sunlight for a whole day. Baking soda helps in deodorizing, removing moisture, and breaking dirt and grime from the bedding. Mattress cleaning in Auckland suggests that you put one pound of baking soda on your first cleaning and it is okay to do so.
- Vacuum again to get up all the baking soda from the mattress.
- Turn on the fan and help air out the room by opening the windows.
- Wipe down the metal and wooden frame of the bedding and vacuum the headboards.
- Now place the clean bedding back on the bed.
How to Remove stains from your mattress
By just adding a step or two to the deep cleaning routine, you can have the stains on your mattress removed completely.
- When it stains, or if the stain is fresh, blot up as much as possible with a clean cloth. Make sure you do not rub. Rubbing can cause the spreading of the stain.
- Have a stain remover around. Add it to your essentials list if you want long-lasting carpets and bedding.
- Spray a clean cloth with the stain remover, dab the cloth onto the stain until everything is soaked up. Do not apply the cleaner directly to the mattress. Wet a new cloth and dab it where you applied the stain remover. Do a second vacuuming and Viola! You now have a deep-cleaned mattress.