Clean your Mattress!
Mattresses are a repository, collecting dander, dust mites, dead skin cells, sweat, stains and anything else that might be floating around in the air of your home. Mattresses seem to attract allergens like magnets, making the bed you’re sleeping in one of the dirtiest surfaces in your home. Clean your mattress and prevent the buildup of creeping crud and keep you healthier.
Start with the Sheets
Begin by washing all your bedding with the hottest water recommended for your linens. This will kill off any dust mites or critters that might be lurking in your bed, as well as helping to remove any dust, dirt, or other allergens that are gathered. While your sheets are washing, turn your attention to the mattress.
Vacuum the Surface
Using the upholstery attachment for your machine, thoroughly vacuum the entire surface of the mattress. Be sure to clean the seams and crevices. Go over the mattress several times to be sure you remove as much debris as possible.
Now, you’ll want to treat any spots or stains with an upholstery cleaner. Be sure to check with your mattress’s manufacturer to see if there are any special instructions for cleaning your mattress. Sweat and other bodily-fluid stains can be treated with enzyme cleaners like those sold to clean pet messes. A simple solution to try is a teaspoon of mild dish soap mixed with one cup of warm water.
Finish up by sprinkling baking soda generously over the entire mattress. Let it rest for two to twenty-four hours. The longer the baking soda rests, the better chance it will have to absorb any lingering odors. Once the baking soda has rested, vacuum the mattress again using your upholstery and crevice attachments. A high-quality mattress cover will help keep your mattress cleaner over time. Finish by replacing your bedding and enjoy a fresh, clean night’s sleep.
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