Your mattress; safe haven, relaxing spa, family bonding, sleep and resting treatment center, home theater area, and whatever else your mattress is used for, accumulates its fair share of filth. With having the potential to sweat up to a liter of sweat a night, as well as the dead skin cells, dust, dust mites, allergens, chemical residues, bodily fluids, food debris and nearly anything else you can think of is accumulating on your mattress continuously. Bedding stops some of the particulates, but many dirt, debris, stains and odors can easily wind up on your mattress. Experts recommend cleaning your bed 1-3 months yourself, washing the bedding weekly of course, and investing in professional mattress cleaning twice a year to keep your zone clean, deodorized, and sanitized; after all a healthy mattress promotes better sleep. At this time, we at Green Co Carpet Cleaning would like to take the time to share some tips and advice on cleaning your mattress in between professional cleaning.
Mattress Care Guide
1) Mattress Preparation. Strip the mattress down of all the bedding, including the pillow cases and wash the, according to manufacturer’s directions. In a container blend together your favorite essential oils 5-10 drops, and approx 3 cups of baking soda and shake it well with the lid on. Once the washer has started its part, grab the vacuum on your way back to the mattress. Extract the dirt and debris with your vacuum’s hose and use don’t shy away from attachment tools. Ensure all the seams and divots and thoroughly vacuumed every inch of your mattress, including the top, sides, and back.
2) Mattress Deodorizing. Even if you do not notice initially, the mattress has odors caused by sweat and other circumstances, if it has yet become obvious, it will eventually, but you can stop it or neutralize the odors with baking soda. Moderately sprinkle the treated baking soda over the mattress’s entire surface and allow it to sit for at least 30 minutes. Vacuum the entire mattress again and ensure all remnants are thoroughly extracted. **Note: The baking soda treatment is designed to neutralize odors, and will not lift away any stains.
3) Mattress Stain Removal. Knowing what type of stain is better for removal. Stains are grouped into three categories; grease, protein, and tannin. The most common type of stains found on mattresses, are protein stains; vomit, urine, blood, sweat, and other bodily fluids examples of protein stains. Whenever possible, stains are more efficiently removed immediately. Do not use hot water to clean any of these stains, as heat will typically set in most stains. Blot as much of the fluid up as possible by gently patting and lifting the rag. Do not scrub or rub in, especially in circular motion, doing so will just push the stain deeper in to the fibers. Treat stains by mixing a salt, baking soda, and water into a paste- like mixture. Apply the paste on any stains and gently rub it into the fibers, allow the mixture to sit for 30 minutes. Brush the bulk of debris, and apply a cool, damp rag to blot up remaining remnants. Mix 2 parts hydrogen peroxide and 1 part mild liquid dish soap for stubborn stains, or stains that have not been immediately treated. Carefully apply the solution onto the stain with a toothbrush, and with gentle to moderate pressure work the stain out. Let the mixture set for about 5 minutes after you have agitated the stain. Follow up with a clean, damp cloth, wipe up the residue. If you opt to use a department store cleaner, just make certain it has enzyme cleaners that effectively remove protein based stains. Never saturate your mattress when cleaning stains or you can cause more damage and mold.
4) Dry & Flip Mattress. Dry completely before flipping the mattress. To expedite the drying process, flip on the fans and open windows. It is optimal to flip your mattress over, and rotating it counter-clockwise every three months. This way you can distribute the wear and tear to prolong your mattress’s life span.
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When you are do for your professional mattress cleaning, contact the experts of Green Co Carpet Cleaning and let our specialists get your mattress cleaned, deodorized, and sanitized on a deeper level.