Although the situation is different for some, the vast majority of our lives spend a significant part of our life in the same room, in the same place, in our mattress. Well, do you clean your mattress that you have been using and will use for a long time? Cleaning a bed is not just changing the mattress linen and mattress linen. It is important that the floor on which you lay them, that your mattress, is also clean. So how to clean the mattress? This is not as complex and difficult as you may have seen; It is very easy cleaning and can be handled with household materials.
For mattress cleaning work, first, remove whatever is on the mattress. Sheets, teddy bears, pillows, mattress protectors… The aim here is to reach the simplest state of the mattress.
Now it is time to remove the residues such as dust, hair, and dead skin that accumulate in your mattress over time. For this, you need to get help from a vacuum cleaner with high vacuum power. But before using, make sure that the suction power of the broom does not damage your mattress. Make sure that the broom heads you use are also clean, or you will make an eye when you say to make eyebrows. Attach the appropriate nozzle to the broom and sweep the entire mattress corner by corner at the highest suction power. Turn the mattress over and vacuum the bottom and sides as well.
Cleaning Mattress Stains
Remove stains in the second step. You can use stain removers produced for protein-based biological stains such as sweat, blood, urine, or you can make your own stain remover by mixing dishwashing detergent with cold water. At this stage, the most important thing you should pay attention to is that these cleaning agents are suitable for use in your mattress. Once you are sure about this, pour some stain remover on a damp cloth and leave it on the stain for about 15 minutes.
Avoid pouring the stain remover directly onto the mattress. Wipe the stain with the same cloth, and then wipe the stain again with a different cloth moistened with cold water. The important thing here is to wet as little as possible and that the water used is cold. Because hot water changes the structure of protein, ie dirt, making it very difficult to clean.
Baking Soda – Fresh Mattress Smell
After dealing with the stains, it’s time to smell the mattress. Sprinkle a lot of baking soda on the mattress. Wait at least 30 minutes, or even hours if possible, for the baking soda to absorb the odors that have penetrated the mattress. The longer the duration, the more effective it will be. If you want, you can also drop 5-6 drops of essential oil into the baking soda to make your mattress smell fresh.
Lavender oil is especially recommended by many people, as it helps relax and sleep. Once you have enough baking soda, sweep your mattress again.
Other Mattress Cleaning Methods
Apart from these, there are also different mattress cleaning methods. One of them is steam cleaning. For steam cleaning, first, sweep the mattress, then steam clean the entire mattress and, if possible, put the mattress in the sun to dry completely.
So how to wash the mattress literally? First of all, you should seek help from a professional. Some carpet and seat washing companies will help you with this. These people clean, dry and deliver your mattress with wet and dry brooms with very high suction power using professional cleaners.
Maintain mattress Cleaning
There are a few small things to do to keep the effort you put into cleaning your mattress for a long time and make the next mattress cleaning even easier.
If you have a double-sided mattress, turn your mattress over every 3 or 6 months. If you have a single-sided mattress, turn the mattress 180 degrees and change the foot and head. This will increase the service life of your mattress.
Use mattress protectors. You can choose waterproof mattresses or mattress pads for this. Fitted or full edge mattresses that also cover the edges of the mattress will provide more effective protection.
When a liquid is spilled on the mattress, do not wait, clean it immediately. For this, use a cloth dampened with cold water. Avoid circular movements as this will spread the stain.
Sunbathe your mattress. The UV rays in the sun help to kill bacteria and mold on the mattress, remove odors, and dry moisture.