How to Clean a Mattress

Cleaning a mattress can seem like a daunting task, but it is not as hard to do as you might think. Of course, you can’t just throw a mattress in a washing machine, so the cleaning process is a bit different than most. Either way, there are plenty of options available (from home remedies to commercial cleaners and more) to get your mattress looking and feeling like new all over again!

 

If you have always wondering how to clean a matter, pay attention to the rest of this article, as you will pick up a few tips on how to clean a mattress without much effort involved!

 

Stains and Spills
Although dust mites can play a major role in cleaning a mattress, most people opt to clean their mattresses because of liquid spills (or urine from accidental bed wetting) and stains that have decided to hang around as a result. Lucky for you, there are plenty of household items available that can help eliminate stains and spills with ease.

 

Take a look below at a couple of unique ways to clean your mattress and eliminate the stains and spills that lie deep within the fibers of your mattress.

 

Vinegar & Baking Soda
One way to get out a variety of stains on a mattress is to use vinegar and baking soda. Simple add white vinegar to a spray bottle and apply it directly to the stain. After it has soaked for a couple of minutes, sprinkle on some baking soda. Once you hear the fizzing stop, simply take a vacuum and suck up the solution. That’s it!

 

Hydrogen Peroxide
Another option to use for tougher stains is hydrogen peroxide. While this can be excellent at stain removal, it does have the potential to leave bleach stains behind. Use this with caution, and make sure apply it in very small amounts. I would also recommend testing a small amount on your mattress before applying it as well, just to be safe. Still, it is great at lifting tough stains from any mattress.

 

Protect Your Mattress
After you clean your mattress thoroughly, I would highly recommend protecting it from future damage by purchasing a mattress pad. This will help prevent any liquid from penetrating through to the mattress, thus extending its life and use. Mattress pads are fairly inexpensive and well worth the investment. I recommend that you pick one up today!

 

Hire a Pro
Lastly, if you would prefer not to clean your own mattress, there is always a professional nearby that can help. This can save you time (and the hassle) of having to do it yourself. Just another thing to think about when deciding on how to clean a mattress!

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