How to Deep Steam Clean Mattress & Remove Urine, Sweat & Other Body Stains, Odors & More in Northridge, CA

Cleaning your mattress is often one of the most overlooked duties. Simply washing the sheets and bedding isn’t enough. The average person spends approximately one third of their life in bed. Even if you are not guilty of consuming food and drink in your bed the mattress, will accumulate debris, stains, and odors. Contaminates building up on your bed can include: dust, dust mites, dirt, allergens, pollutants, sweat, blood, urine and other bodily fluids, as well as pet dander, fur, hair and skin flakes. Considering all of this, cleaning your mattress should now be your first priority this spring cleaning time of year. Eco Clean Air Ducts would like to share the steps optimally used to clean your mattress in between your annual mattress cleaning services performed by a professional.

Tips to Deep Steam Clean Your Mattress

1) Vacuum Mattress. Use your vacuum’s hose and the upholstery attachments and thoroughly run the vacuum over the surface to suck away the layers of debris that has built up on your mattress. Start at the top of the mattress, vacuum down to the foot of the bed by rows, for organized detail and overlap the rows until you have completely vacuumed the top of the mattress and all 4 sides. We will get to the bottom in a few steps.
2) Deodorize Mattress. The pungent odors that emit from your mattress can be neutralized. They are normally produced by the amount of sweat that is absorbed as you sleep. Whether you have odors on your mattress or simply wish to avoid them, sprinkle baking soda generously over the entire top of the mattress and work it in with a medium firm scrub brush. Add a few drops of essential oils to the baking soda to enhance your favorite fragrance in your bedroom. Allow the agitated baking soda to sit for at least 10 minutes.
3) Repeat Vacuuming of Mattress. In the same row overlapping row pattern, vacuum up the baking soda as it now has absorbed the odors and any lingering moisture.
4) Mattress Stain Removal. Generally, there are 3 common stains on mattresses; they are blood, urine, and additional bodily fluids. If possible, it’s always optimal to treat stains immediately, but sometimes they are unnoticed, but the fresher the stain, the easier it is to remove. Avoid hot water as it can set in stains into the fabric. Below are specific stain removal tips.
Dried blood: Create a paste by combining ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide, 1 TBS liquid dish soap, and 1 TBS salt. With light pressure, work the paste into the stains and allow it to dry. After it is completely dry, follow up by scraping it off and properly dispose of the remnants. If there is any blood stain residue, dip a white cloth into pure hydrogen peroxide and blot out the remainder of the stain.
Urine: Urine can be a challenge to remove, but still possible. Dissolve 3 TBS of baking soda in 8 oz (1 Cup) of hydrogen peroxide and add 1-2 drops of liquid dish soap. Do not drench, but sparingly sponge the formula onto the stain and work out the stain with blotting motions.
Additional body fluids (vomit, slobber, etc): For better ventilation open up a window. Use concentrated and unscented household ammonia and blot the stain. Do not over saturate your mattress. With a clean, damp cloth, rinse the ammonia away; afterwards, sprinkle baking soda to remove the excess moisture, and vacuum the area once it is dry.
5) Flip Mattress: Flip the mattress and repeat steps 1-4.
6) Additional Mattress Protection. To help your mattress resist stains and buildup, invest in a mattress designed to repel stains.

Mattress Cleaning, Stain Removal & More in Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Northridge & Greater Los Angeles, California

It is recommended by the majority of mattress manufacturers that you keep up on regular maintenance and an annual professional mattress cleaning to increase the condition and longevity of your mattress. If your mattress is due for a cleaning, contact Eco Clean Air Ducts today, and let us do the rest.

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