15 Jan mportant Areas for Regular Mattress Cleaning
At 2 Brothers Mattress, our top priority is a healthy, comfortable night of sleep for you and your entire family. We offer every range of mattress to help accomplish this, from soft options to the firmest available mattresses on the market.
But as any mattress pro – or any doctor – can tell you, sleep quality involves several important factors. One of these that often gets overlooked by people around the globe? Mattress and bed cleanliness. Cleaning your mattress and the nearby areas gets rid of everything from oils and sweat to the risk of bed bugs or dust mites, and we recommend a detailed mattress cleaning at least a couple times per year. Here are a few techniques you should be considering.
To get rid of much of your surface dust, hair or other buildups, bust out the vacuum and use the dusting/upholstery attachment to your benefit. This allows you to reach anywhere on the mattress – start from the top and work your way down after removing all sheets and covers. Overlap your strokes to ensure you don’t miss any areas.
In general, we recommend vacuuming all at once. Don’t do some now and then some later, as this allows dust to re-settle in areas you may have already covered. Vacuuming is something you can do much more often than once or twice a year, just to quickly remove dead skin cells and other dust.
When it comes to stains, removal should be as immediate as you can possibly manage – many stains will become permanent if they’re left to sit, particularly things like blood or urine. Luckily, there’s a combination of products already likely in your home you can use here:
Combine a quarter-cup of hydrogen peroxide with a tablespoon of liquid dish soap, plus a tablespoon of salt. When mixed together, these will form a paste that you can lightly spread over your stain as quickly as possible. Allow the solution to dry, then lift it away and watch the stain go with it. Dab away any remaining color issues or stain areas with a rag dipped in that same hydrogen peroxide, and you’re all set.
If smells have begun to build up on your mattress, a great way to get rid of them is by using baking soda. Sprinkle this substance straight onto your mattress after you’ve removed all sheets and covers, coating the entire top of the surface. From here, lightly rub it into the mattress fabric and let this sit for 10 minutes or longer. Finally, get the vacuum back out and suck up the baking soda.
Finally, if you’re getting a new mattress, you can invest in a mattress protector to extend its lifespan. These protectors prevent various forms of buildup from dust, skin cells and other stains.
For more on cleaning your mattress, or to learn about any of our mattresses or adjustable bed options, speak to the pros at 2 Brothers Mattress today.