If you want a good night’s sleep, you need a comfortable bed to lie in. For a bed to be comfortable, your mattress needs to be thoroughly clean. Therefore, you need to clean your mattress regularly.
There are different ways on how to deal with different mattress problems and it is very important that you know how to handle these problems. In this post, we will tell you how to clean a mattress from 3 common problems.
- 1 Benefits of Keeping Your Mattress Clean and Smelling Fresh
- 2 Pre-cleaning
- 3 How to Clean a Mattress and Get Rid of the Smell
- 4 How to Clean Urine on Your Mattress
- 5 How to Remove Stain on Mattress
Benefits of Keeping Your Mattress Clean and Smelling Fresh
For a mattress, a fresh smell is usually tantamount to cleanliness. It also saves you from being bothered by unpleasant smell. Here are the top reasons why you should keep your mattress clean and smelling fresh:
When your mattress is clean, it smells fresh. That is how you keep your mattress in its best condition. When such condition is maintained, you lengthens it life and you add to its value. This means that you will get more than what you paid for and that you will get to use your mattress for a longer time.
It makes you free from allergies because your mattress is one of the major sources of allergens including dust mites. Keeping your mattress clean and fresh will save you from different allergy conditions such as asthma, eczema, and rhinitis. It also helps regulate clean air inside your bedroom. With improved general atmosphere, it is easier to relax. It also makes your bedroom conducive to sleep, resulting to a peaceful and comfortable sleep.
You will also improve your help conditions when you sleep on a clean and fresh smelling mattress. That includes your mental health. It also improves your focus and alertness which means improved productivity and efficiency.
Even when you do not have babies or kids sleeping on your bed that leave poop and pee smell on your bed, it can still get smelly from sweat and other things in your bedroom that seem to have their smell seeping into your mattress. In such cases, you need to do these things so you can get rid of any lingering unpleasant smell of your mattress.
Gather everything that you will need to clean your mattress. You will need:
Baking soda, your favorite odor remover, vacuum, and a spray bottle. Although baking soda is better known for baking, it is also a powerful cleanser and odor neutralizer. As a matter of fact, it is an effective cleanser for many other things as well.
This will get rid of the unpleasant smell from your bed.
It will get rid of the baking soda and other dirt and residues on your bed.
Before you take specific steps in cleaning your mattress, you should always start with an assessment. What particular problems do you need to address and pay close attention to? That way, you will know the necessary steps to take in order to ensure that your mattress is in its best condition. A complete and satisfactory rest will help you prepare for the challenges of the day ahead and also improves your general well-being.
Here are three of the top mattress problems and how to get rid of them:
How to Clean a Mattress and Get Rid of the Smell
Pour it out
After your investigation, pour the baking soda on the mattress generously and spread it evenly. Replace the fitted bed sheet and let it bake. You can leave it on for one or a couple of days, depending upon the intensity of the odor. You can still sleep on your bed especially if the sheets are made of thick fabric. You may need more baking soda especially if it is your first time to clean your mattress thoroughly.
Suck it in
After a day or two, remove the fitted sheet and vacuum your mattress to get rid of the baking soda. When you vacuum, make sure that you do not miss any spot so pay close attention to the crevices and the seams of the mattress. You can use just about any ordinary vacuum cleaner. However, if you would rather be more particular, you can buy and use vacuum cleaners that are specifically made for mattresses. You can get one for about a couple hundred bucks.
Spray a little prayer
Put some of your favorite odor remover into a spray bottle. Spray it all over the mattress. Do not miss a spot!
If the smell remains, you can leave it under the sun for a few hours, otherwise, air-dry the mattress and you’re good to go – or to lie down!
How to Clean Urine on Your Mattress
If you live with babies or kids or old people, you may experience getting urine on the mattress from time to time. It is rather unsightly and smelly thing that will surely bother you and make a good night’s sleep even more evasive. You spend about 1/3 of your whole life on your mattress. Considering the time that you spend lying on your mattress, it is really deserving of your utmost care and attention.
Here are the things that you should do to get rid of urine on your mattress:
Get them all
Gather all your needed materials and they are as follows: dry cloth, baking soda, washing powder, water, and vacuum.
Use the dry cloth to get rid of the excess urine. However, you need to make sure that you do not rub it as this will cause the urine to seep in even deeper into the mattress.
Put Baking Soda
Put baking soda on the parts of the mattress with urine.
Wash and Leave
Mix one part of water with one part of vinegar. However, if the smell is just too strong for you, you can replace vinegar with your favorite washing powder. Spray the solution on the part of the mattress with urine and leave it for about five minutes.
Repeat the process until visual residue is gone. Sprinkle baking soda and leave it on for about 16 to 24 hours.
Vacuum the part with baking soda and your mattress is ready to sleep on.
How to Remove Stain on Mattress
There are many things that may leave a stain on your mattress. Here are specific ways on how to clean the most common stains that you can find on a mattress:
If you are quite unsure of what the stain is, you can do the basic which is use either a dish washing detergent or any citrus cleanser. Spray it on your mattress and leave it on for about five minutes. Then, blot the wet part with a dry cloth and that should do the trick.
Blood stain is just like urine stain so you can use the same cleaning technique. You can use hydrogen peroxide on the stain. Right after using hydrogen peroxide, blot the stained part with a clean, dry cloth. Brush it and make sure that you use cold water for cleaning.
If the stain persists, turn to good old baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda after using detergent. For best results, leave it on the mattress overnight and vacuum the baking soda the following day.
These tricks will make you look forward to lying on your bed every night!