A mattress may possibly have the longest lifespan of any item in a home. Most mattresses can provide comfort and support for eight to 10 years or longer.
However, households will want to take good care of it to get that kind of long-lasting support from their bed.
A regular mattress-cleaning routine can help keep a mattress free from bacteria, dust mites, allergens, and more. But don’t worry, mattresses don’t typically need cleaning as often as bedding needs to be washed.
It is recommended to clean mattresses once every six months or so. Of course, those who spill something on their mattress should clean it immediately before the stain sets in.
To go about removing stains, bed experts at Crafted Beds have shared four of the “best ingredients” to use to remove stains from a mattress.
How to remove mattress stains
1. Baking soda
Baking soda is a “natural and effective way” to clean all surfaces, including mattresses. To dust a mattress with baking soda, start by sprinkling baking soda over the dirty mattress with some water. Then, rub it.
Let it sit for at least 30 minutes before vacuuming it up. The experts claimed: “Baking soda will help to easily lift all the stains that may be present on the mattress.”
2. Hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is another “effective cleaning solution” for mattresses. To use it, mix a solution of hydrogen peroxide and water in a spray bottle.
Spray on the mattress with the solution and let it sit for at least 20 minutes before wiping it down with a clean cloth.
This ingredient is not only great for stain removal, but can also remove mildew and bacteria from the mattress.
3. White vinegar
White vinegar is a natural disinfectant used to clean all surfaces, including to clean a mattress. To use vinegar to clean the mattress, mix a solution of vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
Spray this solution on the mattress stains and let it sit for at least 30 minutes before wiping it down with a clean cloth.
4. Lemon juice
Lemon juice is a “natural bleaching agent” and can be used to remove stains from mattresses. To use lemon juice to remove mattress stains, again mix a solution of lemon juice and water in a spray bottle. Spray it, and let it sit for at least 10 minutes before wiping it down.
How to clean a mattress
Now that households have gathered all the necessary materials, they can clean the entire mattress. Start by removing all the sheets and bedding. Wash all the linens in hot water to kill any dust mites that may be present.
Vacuum the mattress to remove any dirt, dust, or hair that may be present – this will work best for those who have a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment.
Spot-clean any stains that are present on the mattress with any of the four ingredients previously mentioned.
Once the stains are removed, it is essential to deodorise the mattress. This can be done by sprinkling baking soda over the entire mattress surface and letting it sit for a few hours.
Vacuum the dried baking soda from the mattress and get into all the crevices. Then finish off by fluffing the mattress by beating it with a broom or running a vacuum over it on the highest setting.
Post source: Express
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