If you or your children have recently experienced a nasty flu bug that has left any of the mattresses in your home filled with vomit stains and that nauseating odor, Carpet Care 2000 is here to help. We will share a step by step method on how to remove both the stains and odors left behind from that unfortunate flu virus. These are simple methods that don’t require the use of any harsh chemicals. This is important especially for those mattresses that your children sleep on.
How to Remove Vomit Stains & Odors from Mattresses
Step 1. Remove Bedding
Whether you’re attempting to maintain a clean bed during an illness or you’re dealing with the aftermath of one, you will want to strip the mattress of all the bedding and coverings and wash them. Hopefully most of the discoloration and associated odor was trapped in the bedding and not your mattress.
Step 2. Cleaning the Mattress
For those dealing with vomit that may have gotten onto the mattress, make sure you remove all solid pieces with a paper towel. Next, blot at the stain with a clean paper towel in the event the stain is fresh. This will help to absorb as much of the fluid as possible. You can also begin cleaning the stain by mixing together warm water and liquid dish soap. Soak a cloth in the soapy mixture then ring the water out so the rag is damp. Start on the outside of the stain and work your way inward as you blot the stain with the damp cloth. Continue to rinse the cloth in the soapy water and blot at the stain. The stain should begin to dissipate over time. One the stain is gone, use a dry cloth and press down on the damp areas of the mattress to help absorb the moisture inside the mattress.
Step 3. Killing the Bacteria on Mattress
After cleaning the stain, you will want to kill any and all the bacteria that is left inside the mattress. Do this by mixing together one part cold water to three parts vinegar into a bucket or bowl. You can apply the water and vinegar mixture by blotting it onto the affected areas with a cloth or you can also use a spray bottle and spray the mixture onto the stain. Both methods work well. Leave the vinegar on the mattress to dry. Hint: you can use fans to help quicken the drying process.
Step 4. Deodorizing Mattress
After the mattress has been cleaned and you’ve killed off any remaining bacteria, you will want to remove the last of the odor by sprinkling baking soda over your mattress. Allow the baking soda to set on the mattress for at least 30 minutes to an hour so as to give it time to absorb the odor. After the baking soda has had time to absorb the odor on the mattress, use a vacuum cleaner to remove the baking soda from off your mattress.
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You can now put your bedding back on the mattress and have a clean and odor free mattress to sleep on. If your mattress needs a deep cleaning, contact Carpet Care 2000. We can provide you with high quality mattress cleaning services.