Not too many homeowners put much though into cleaning their mattresses. Most homeowners will invest in mattress covers and assume the mattress will stay clean. Others feel like only the sheets and bedding needs to be cleaned. However this is not the case. Mattresses need to be cleaned as well. There are many benefits of having the mattresses cleaned. Carpet Care 2000 would like to cover some of the basics of mattress care and cleaning and why it is so beneficial.
Why is it Important to Clean Your Mattress?
There are many benefits of cleaning your home’s mattresses. One is that it will help to extend the life of the mattress. Many people replace mattresses simply over stains or odors. With proper cleaning, your mattresses will smell fresh and be stain free. It also has been proven that clean mattresses improve the quality of sleep. People shed dead skin and hair every day and a lot of it stays on your mattress. Along with dead skin, people will sweat. This is where many of the odors comes from. Sweat and the dead skin seep into the mattress and bacteria, dust mites, and fungi will then thrive in the mattress. By keeping your mattress clean, you will prevent bacteria, fungi or dust mites living in your mattress. With that you will have less skin irritations or infection and avoid indoor allergies.
How Often are You Supposed to Clean Your Mattress?
Knowing the benefits of a clean mattress, the next question is ‘how often do you need to clean mattresses”? It is recommended that a mattresses is deep cleaned by a professional between 1 and 3 years. It will depend it you have pets or children that may have accidents or spill drinks on the mattress. With a professional mattress cleaning, the mattress will be cleaned on all sides. A professional has powerful cleaning machines that can penetrate and extract more contaminates in the mattress. Along with superior cleaning machines, they have access to strong cleaning agents that can kill bacteria, fungi, dust mites and even treat bed bugs. However, you will need to perform maintenance cleaning in between professional cleanings. It is recommended that a homeowner perform maintenance mattress cleaning every 6 months.
How to Keep a Mattress Clean Between Professional Steam Cleanings?
A homeowner should perform basic maintenance cleaning to ensure the mattress is clean and healthy to sleep on. A homeowner, about every 6 months, should clean their mattress. Start by vacuuming the mattress surface. You will essentially want to vacuum all six sides of the mattress, the top, bottom and four sides. Start by vacuuming the top and then the sides. After vacuuming the mattress, perform any spot cleaning. You can clean most stains, if any, with a mild mixture of water and dish soap. Next, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the mattress and let it set for 30 minutes to an hour. Vacuum up the backing soda, then flip the mattress over and rotate it. This helps to spread out the mattress’s wear. Vacuum and sprinkle the baking soda on the new side of the mattress. Once again vacuum up the baking soda after half an hour.
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Proper mattress care is essential. Make sure you perform maintenance cleaning and seek out professional mattress cleaning to ensure your mattresses are healthy. For mattress cleaning, carpet cleaning and much more, contact Carpet Care 2000 today.