Did you just have your mattresses professionally cleaned? It is recommended by professionals to have your mattress deep cleaned by a professional every 3 to 5 years. However, in between professional cleanings the mattress will need to be maintained and have basic cleaning procedures to ensure a healthy night’s sleep. For those who do not know how to keep your mattresses cleaned properly, Carpet Care 2000 will share how to do basic mattress cleanings to ensure your mattress stays clean in between professional cleanings. Mattresses should have a maintenance cleaning about every three months. Mattresses can quickly accumulate dirt, dead skin, body oils, dust mites and more. This is why bedding should be washed once a week and the mattress cleaned every three months. After each maintenance cleaning it is also recommended to rotate the mattress to help extend its life.
Vacuum Mattress & Treat Stains
When cleaning a mattress, the first step is to vacuum the top and sides thoroughly. Using the upholstery attachment, vacuum the surface of your mattress. In so doing, make sure you go in different directions to remove the most amount of dirt and dust mites inside the mattress. Next, you will want to attend to any stains on the mattress. You don’t need to clean the entire surface unless desired. Only clean the stain with a stain remover. You can also use your own cleaning mixtures. Mix hydrogen peroxide with liquid dish soap and baking soda in a spray bottle and apply it to the stain. Use a cleaning cloth to blot or rub the stain. After the stains are cleaned and dry, you will want to deodorize the surface with baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda on the mattress and let it stand for 30 minutes. Then vacuum the baking soda off of the mattress. You will then want to flip and rotate the mattress around to avoid wearing down the inside of the springs in one place.
If the mattress was exposed to someone who had been sick or is prone to skin allergies, it is recommended to use a disinfectant and an antibacterial fabric spray. You can find a number of fabric cleaners that can disinfect and kill bacteria on a mattress. You can spray the mattress down and let it air out until bedtime. This will help keep the mattress free of bacteria. For those exposed to colds, flus, and other viruses, you can find a fabric spray that can kill viruses such as Dettol All in One Spray or Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Spray.
How to Clean a Memory Foam Mattress
For those with memory foam mattresses you can use the same cleaning steps of vacuuming, spot cleaning and deodorizing. However, avoid using harsh cleaners especially when spot cleaning. When cleaning memory foam use a liquid dish soap and a touch of vinegar with water in a spray bottle. Memory foam will take much longer to dry so never soak the stains. Additionally, never use a blow dryer to attempt to speed up the drying process, it will melt the memory foam. Instead, you can use fans to help dry out the memory foam.