The key to good health is through proper hygiene and cleanliness. Washing clothes, taking regular baths and keeping the home sparkling clean is not all about cleanliness, you should consider cleaning that one place where you spend one-third of your life in. Yes, the mattress. Unfortunately, this is the most neglected thing in the house when it comes to cleaning.
You should not be worried about cleaning the mattress neither is it a hard thing to keep clean even without professional help. Professional cleaning could, however, be thorough but it is only required where there are allergies, otherwise, it is very easy to clean the mattress and you can choose to do it weekly or monthly.
The following are the best ways to clean your mattress.
Vacuum the mattress
Vacuuming removes dust, dead skin cells and small debris that might have accumulated over the time if your mattress is not cleaned regularly. It sucks all kinds of dirt and therefore cleaning the upholstery attachment is also important to avoid returning the dirt back to the mattress. This should be done during the regular rotation of your mattress most probably weekly.
Deodorize your mattress
Deodorizing the mattress gets rid of sweat, dust and other stuff held up in your mattress. The bad odor is eliminated with a unique aroma found in the deodorant. To achieve this, you are required to sprinkle your mattress with a baking soda and leave for about thirty minutes after which you vacuum it using the upholstery attachment. Baking soda helps in neutralizing bad odors since it is a natural deodorizer. Essential oils added to the baking soda also helps in bringing the lovely scent for a few more nights.
Steam and deep cleaning
Some people are for steam and deep cleaning of their mattresses. This method is well handled by professionals since they know well how to handle the extraction machines. Though this method is not recommended since mattresses don’t do well in moisture, those people with allergies and those mattresses with difficult stains can opt for it.
Spilled wine or other liquids can stain the mattress. Immediately after the spill, strip the mattress and sponge the wet area using less pressure. Blot out the liquid with a clean and dry tissue paper and continue blotting until the tissue comes out almost dry. In the case of red wine spillage, use a little white wine over the affected area. This helps in loosening the wine and making it easier to blot. For other stains, you can use white vinegar by pouring a little amount on the stain and allowing it to soak, then sponging the liquid after some time.
Another method is to sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on the affected area to absorb moisture. This leaves it sparkling clean and almost dry when vacuumed. Leave the mattress to dry further for a few hours after vacuuming, before replacing the sheets.
Use of the magical cleaning agents
Baking soda and white vinegar are effective against all stains and can work wonders. They are far much better than using harsh detergents that could easily harm the mattress and the fabric. This is considered the best cleaning process for cribs and kids mattresses. They are safer and gentler on their skins and protect them from possible allergies, skin and respiratory problems.
Seeking the professional help
Professional cleaning is spot on and very thorough. Though not necessary, it can be done once in a while, say yearly or when it is extremely necessary. You can get professional help in case your bed is infested with bedbugs. Since they could be hiding in all sorts of unimaginable places, manual cleaning can prove difficult to completely eradicate them.
Professionals can use UV light treatment that kills all bacteria. This kind of treatment can also benefit all those suffering from allergies and asthma.
Finally, for regular cleaning, you can just do it yourself using the weekly or monthly cleaning methods above, but in the case of a dire situation or impossibility, you can then seek the help of a professional.