How to Clean a Mattress
For most of us, a mattress is probably one of the last furniture pieces we think about cleaning on a regular basis. While it might be unpleasant to think about the sweat, skin, oils, dirt, dust mites and possibly even food & drink that find their way onto our mattresses, at Maid Brigade we want to help you out with some tips. Now, you may be asking, “How do you clean a mattress?” The best way to clean a mattress is through regular, frequent efforts. It is not complex, but it takes a little time.
Preparing the Mattress
Remove all of the bedding and linens from the mattress. This includes everything that spends time on your bed: sheets, mattress pad, pillows (regular and decorative), stuffed animals, covers (duvet or mattress), comforter, and blankets. Also, remember to move any pet beds or clutter in the area.
Recommended Methods for Basic Mattress Cleaning
Treating Stains and Spills
○ Scrape the top layer of foam and place it on the mattress stain, lightly scrubbing. Add more suds as necessary until the stain has been removed. Be sure to let the spot dry completely before returning bed linens.
Deodorize Your Mattress
Does your mattress need deodorizing? There’s an effective household product that can do this for you without leaving harmful toxins behind. Try Baking Soda!
Taking preventative steps will reduce potential allergy triggers and help protect your mattress from collecting the dust, skin, and other particles, which attract dust mites. For additional information on reducing asthma and allergy triggers in your home, read the tips below and view our infographic.
Cleaning your mattress is just one facet of keeping your bedroom looking and feeling great. Check out our bedroom cleaning tips so you can keep your space feeling fresh between cleanings.
Managing a busy life today is tough, and adding a weekly housecleaning regimen to an already full schedule can make keeping your home tidy feel like a real burden. You are not alone! Let Maid Brigade help lighten that burden, and give us a call at 888.578.9171.
Call your local Maid Brigade today to find out how we can create a personalized housekeeping plan for you so you can rest assured your home will look and feel its best.