The average person spends about one third of their lives in their beds. It comes then as no surprise that mattresses need to be cleaned and properly maintained. With proper maintenance, you can have a better night’s sleep and extend the life of your mattress. Carpet Care 2000 will break down a basic guideline on how to properly maintain a mattress to help you keep it clean and to extend the life of your home’s mattresses.
Deep Clean a Mattress
It is strongly recommended to have the mattresses deep cleaned about every six months. For those that uses mattress protective covers, mattresses probably only need deep cleaning once a year. You can perform your own deep mattress cleaning or seek professional mattress cleaning. It is highly recommended to seek professional mattress cleaning for a few reasons. One major reason is their equipment. A professional service will have much more powerful cleaning equipment. They can more effectively deep clean and extract all of the gunk deep within the mattress. For a more effective mattress cleaning, consider using a professional service every six to twelve months.
How Do You Maintain a Mattress?
Do not leave cleaning and caring for your mattress to the twice a year deep cleaning. You can help keep your mattress clean and even extend the life of your mattresses with proper maintenance. For those with kids or allow pets on their bed, know that you should perform a maintenance cleaning once a month. For mattresses that may not get dirty overly fast, you get by with maintenance care every three months. However, always wash your bedding once a week.
How Can I Clean My Mattress at Home?
When performing maintenance care or cleanings you will want to start by removing all of the bedding and washing it. Then you will want to get your vacuum cleaner and put on the upholstery attachment. Start by vacuuming the top and sides of the mattress. Make sure to be thorough and go in different directions to remove the most amount of dirt. If there are any stains on the mattress you can clean the stains next. You can use an upholstery cleaner or use a homemade mixture of liquid dish soap and some water for mild stains. For more serious stains you can use ammonia diluted in water. Clean the stains found on the mattress and leave it to dry. If your mattress has some odors, once the mattress is dry sprinkle the surface with baking soda. You should leave the backing soda on the mattress for at last 30 minutes. The longer the baking soda has time to set on the mattress the more effective it will be. Afterwards vacuum up the baking soda thoroughly. To help extend the life of the mattress it helps to flip the mattress on the other side and even rotate it every other time. This will help spread out the weight on the mattress springs.
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Mattress maintenance cleaning will greatly help keep a clean and healthy mattress and extend the life of the mattress. If you find it is time for deep mattress cleaning, contact Carpet Care 2000 today.