03 Apr How to Include Mattresses in Spring Cleaning Tasks
Spring is upon us, and for folks around the country, that often means it’s time for a few basic areas of spring cleaning or upkeep. And while your major efforts here might be focused around your HVAC system or other home areas, one element to strongly consider during spring cleaning tasks is your mattress.
At 2 Brothers Mattress, we not only offer a wide range of mattresses and mattress accessories, from memory foam to innerspring and numerous other options, we also provide expertise to go along with our products. In today’s blog, we’ll go over a few tips we can offer you on how to thoroughly clean a mattress as part of your spring cleaning tasks.
The first step to any good mattress cleaning will be vacuuming the surface, which removes a variety of dirt, dust and other debris formats that may have accumulated over time. You might be shocked at just how many pieces of debris, allergens and related buildups are present.
For this process, we recommend a vacuum with an upholstery attachment. Use this attachment to dig into every corner of the mattress, plus your crevice tool for any dirt that doesn’t want to move. One particular area of focus should be any connecting seams of the mattress, which tend to have the largest buildups.
Stain Removal and Deodorization
If you have any stains present on the mattress, how you deal with them will depend on their source. Our most important tip here revolves around warranties: If your mattress came with a warranty, it may recommend against certain cleaning methods that could void said warranty, something you do not want to risk. For this reason, it’s important to be careful before applying any stain removal chemicals.
When it comes to odors, on the other hand, you’re much less likely to run into any warranty issues here. Using basic fabric fresheners or other related products can help a stinky mattress smell like new again.
Down similar lines, if your mattress has built up a funk over the winter, take advantage of warm spring weather by opening some windows in the bedroom for natural air. This will also decrease humidity, limiting dust mites and related growths.
Finally, especially if you’ve noticed regular cleaning issues popping up with your mattress, spring could be a perfect time to consider a new mattress protector, products we also offer. These are vital for preventing everything from stains to allergen presence, and they’re also easily affordable and simple to maintain over time.
For more on how to include your mattress in spring cleaning tasks this season, or to learn about any of our new mattresses or mattress accessories, speak to the staff at 2 Brothers Mattress today.