Not only is it important to sleep on clean sheets and change them once a week, but you also need to know how to clean your mattress to remove dust and mites that penetrate the fabrics and can cause allergies. In addition, yellow stains and bad odor will appear on the mattress over time. So how often should you clean your mattress to prolong its life and ensure a good night's sleep?
It is recommended to thoroughly clean your mattress about twice a year and do a regular quick clean to avoid unpleasant odors, stubborn stains and keep it in good condition overall.
Mattress cleaning can easily be incorporated into your cleaning routine, taking care of it while the sheets are in the washer or dryer. Vacuum the mattress (there are also special vacuums for deep mite mattress cleaning), clean stains or spills with a mixture of mild soap and water.
Remove stains as soon as they appear.
Ideally, you should clean stains as they appear, as they tend to be easier to clean when they are still wet and this can prevent long-term damage to your mattress.
It is best to thoroughly clean your mattress in the morning so that it dries before evening. Be sure to open windows to allow air circulation and reduce drying time. Thorough mattress cleaning is best done during the warmer months of the year when windows can be left open.
Prepare a mixture of mild soap and water and gently rub it into the stains with a clean cloth. You can also use a special mattress cleaner. Make sure you don't rub the stain in as this can make it worse.
We recommend mixing two tablespoons of baking soda and a teaspoon of liquid detergent in a bowl of warm water. As with stain removal, gently rub the mixture into the soiled area. Leave this for about 30 minutes and wipe the stain again with a clean, damp cloth. Allow it to dry before moving on to the next step.
Sprinkle the already dry mattress with a pinch of baking soda to deodorize it. Let it stand for as long as possible (a couple of hours will be enough), and then vacuum the mattress again to remove the baking soda residue.
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