Learn How to Deep Clean Your Mattress in Few Easy Steps
Provided that the bed is the most used furniture in a house and the average person spends about a third of their lives in it, mattress cleaning is a necessary ritual. It might be a bit awkward and time-consuming, but following this step-by-step procedure will make the task less daunting. Plus it will all result in you having a cleaner, fresher mattress.
1. Thoroughly vacuum the mattress from all sides using the upholstery attachment. This way you will remove most of the dust and other particles from the fabric.
2. For general dirt and grime accumulated in the mattress use upholstery shampoo or washing detergent and water solution. Apply with a soft cloth. NOTE: Always read the manufacturer’s directions and test a small, inconspicuous area of the mattress first to make sure the detergent will not damage the fabric.
3. Using a sieve cover the mattress with sifted baking soda. Again rub it in with a soft cloth. Make sure you cover both sides of the mattress.
4. For best results leave overnight or at least 5-6 hours to let the baking soda do its magic. It has the ability to kill dust mites, neutralize most of their hypo allergens and absorb any moisture, damp and bad smell. The soda also partially deep cleans the fabric of the treated furniture.
5. Again using the upholstery attachment, vacuum the whole mattress thoroughly and voila – your mattress is clean, refreshed and deodorized.
6. If any tougher stains still remain, you can use hydrogen peroxide. Dampen a soft cloth and blot the stain in a circular motion. NOTE: Hydrogen peroxide can have a bleaching effect on fabric, so make sure you test a small inconspicuous area first.
7. If the stain still remains, you can spray it with some enzymatic cleaner and let it set for 10-15 minutes. Rub with a damp, soft cloth and then vacuum when dry.
8. And if you are still not satisfied with the result you may consider contacting a local mattress cleaning company.
NOTE: Old stains that have soaked deep into the mattress padding become almost impossible to remove. For health and sanitary reasons (i.e. bacteria may still remain and continue to grow deep into the mattress padding even after a deep clean), we strongly recommend you replace the mattress.