How to clean a dirty mattress like a pro

Quality resting is very important for a good health. For a good sleep you need a quality mattress which, in addition, not to be packed with dangerous bacteria and mites. Consequently mattress cleaning is required periodically. See what you need to do in order to have the best results!

1. Mattress general cleaning

Remove dust and invisible residues accumulated on the surface of the mattress should be done regularly, with a higher frequency if you or your family members suffer from allergies. For the process to be successful, here are the tools that you need to perform a general cleaning of the mattress:

– vacuum cleaner with brush for textile
– a pot with cold water
– sponge
– laundry detergent
– upholstery shampoo

Here are the steps you need to follow to effectively clean a dirty mattress:

– Place your mattress in an open space away from walls, furniture, decorations, etc., and lay it so that you can clean both sides.
Start by attaching textile brush to your vacuum cleaner and clean thoroughly every part of the mattress. In case of a vacuum cleaner equipped with a special brush to clean the mattress, use it with confidence.

– Next, check for stains visible on the mattress surface. If stains are present, prepare a cleaning solution by mixing 1 tablespoon of detergent with 1 liter of water until you get a foam consistency.

– Using a sponge, apply the foam over the mattress stains and rub in circular motions until they disappear completely.

– Finally, to remove dirt from the mattress surface, apply the upholstery shampoo. Before starting the cleaning process, test the shampoo on a small piece of mattress to see if fabric can handle the cleaning action.

2. Removing mattress stubborn stains

In case you’re dealing with stubborn stains that do not come out after applying soapy water solution, it is time to take aggressive action. Start by spraying undiluted vinegar on the stain, then leave it on for 5 minutes.

Next, sprinkle baking soda and allow them to act until bubbles emerging from the chemical reaction completely disappeared. Vacuum sodium bicarbonate traces and, most likely, you’ll find that the stain is gone.

Otherwise, apply hydrogen peroxide on the stain (testing its effect on the fabric, previously) with a sponge and rub in circular motions.

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