We spend ample amounts of time on our mattresses and it makes sense to clean them effectively. Mattresses are exposed to many particles including, dust, dirt, body dander, sweat, bodily fluids and much more. There is a relatively easy method that you can use to clean your mattress yourself.
First, you should vacuum your mattress. This removes some surface dirt as well as hair. If you have pets this helps remove pet hair as well. After vacuuming sprinkle your mattress, the next step is deodorizing with baking soda.
Sprinkle your mattress with a thin layer of baking soda. This should be left for 24 hours to deodorize the material. You won’t be able to sleep on your mattress for this time. In the meantime you should make other sleeping arrangements or plan ahead for an overnight trip.
In the next step you should vacuum your mattress to remove the baking soda. Use an upholstery attachment that has brush or a turbo nozzle. This will help remove stray fibers and trapped pet hairs from the mattress. Turbo nozzles can be bought for about $35 at most home hardware stores. A regular brush doesn’t have the same effective removal.
Next you should treat any organic stains the mattress may have. These stains can be from food, bodily fluids and pets. It’s important to note that blood stains need a special separate treatment. Regular organic stains can be treated with enzyme treatment.
It’s best to get enzyme treatment solutions at a carpet cleaning supply store. These range from $10-20 a bottle. Professional carpet cleaning solutions have carefully selected ingredients to get the stains treated. Other products may contain chemical agents that can potentially damage the mattress. Always carefully follow the directions on the label.
This simple cleaning is recommended for mattress maintenance. Proper steam cleaning is needed once a year. There are a few issues if you use cleaning solutions on your mattress. The main problem is that you won’t be able to extract the cleaning solution and it stays in your mattress. You will also be breathing the chemicals in while you sleep.
The simple analogy is like washing a pair of jeans where you apply detergent and try to rinse it with a damp cloth. This cleaning isn’t as effective and the cleaning solution and dirt is still there. This is why your mattress requires deep cleaning with steam cleaning methods. Many mattress manufactures require it as part of the mattress warranty.
If you are looking for professional mattress steam cleaning, Vivid Cleaning is available for areas in Toronto and the GTA. Expert steam cleaning is also part of getting a good night’s sleep. Schedule mattress steam cleaning with us today.