Just like having your clothes cleaned regularly, your mattress also needs to be cleaned once in a while. The amount of dust, dead skin, bed bugs, and germs that your mattress may contain is very high if you don’t clean them.
However, what’s more, harmful for your mattresses than dust and germs are the spots and stains that may be due to any spillage or accident that took place over the mattress. These stains become darker and rooted with time if not cleaned properly. Spots and stains can occur due to so many reasons like sweat, urine, sauce, wine, oil, vomit, blood, etc. The stains have to be cleaned not because they make your mattress look dirty but also because they contain microorganisms that are even more harmful than dust.
You may wonder about how to clean urine from the mattress or how to clean vomit from the mattress, no to worry because Major Carpet Cleaners is going to mention here a step-by-step detailed guide on how you can easily remove any kind of stains from your mattress in no time. Just follow the steps below in the given sequence to get the best results:
Before you do anything else the first step in removing stains is pre-cleaning the mattresses. As soon as any spillage or accident happens on your mattress the pre-cleaning should be your priority. Remove the padding or mattress cover and toss them into your washing machine. The sheet or padding is useful in reducing the dust from getting into your mattress but it won’t be able to stop any liquids from entering the mattress.
Now that the pre-cleaning is completed, you should move on to the next step which is the cleaning step. Just removing and washing the bed sheet or cover won’t be enough as the liquid will be deep inside the mattress in no time. You need to clean your mattress separately so that no stains are left over it. This step involves several sub-steps which are discussed below
Pick up your vacuum cleaner and start removing all the excess liquid present inside your mattress. The vacuum cleaner will remove about 60%-70% of the liquid present inside the mattress along with the other debris on the mattress surface.
Now get some baking soda and sprinkle it all over the area of the accident and let it sit there for like half an hour. The baking soda will absorb all the moisture present inside the mattress and also remove any bad orders. Cleaning a mattress with baking soda is very easy and efficient and it can also be used to clean urine out of the mattress.
Now to remove the stain first remove the baking soda from the mattress and then spray vinegar all over the stained area. The vinegar has antibacterial qualities which means it will be able to work at the molecular level and remove the stains along with any germs present in it. After spraying vinegar now again sprinkle baking soda over it and let it sit there until it dries up.
All you need to do now is scrub the dried-up baking soda and check if the stain has gone. If the stain is still there then repeat the previous step. At last, get a vacuum cleaner and remove all the residue left over your mattress after the cleaning has been finished.
Major Carpet Cleaners is mentioning some mattress cleaning tips as well as other ways to clean your mattress. These DIY tips and techniques are very helpful in cleaning stains from the mattress.
You can mix one or two spoons of dish soap in a spray bottle and fill it with water. This soap and water solution will work very effectively in breaking down stains as well as preventing stains from becoming permanent on your mattress. It will also remove the unpleasant odour present on your mattress. You can use this technique for cleaning sweat and pee stains.
If you ever come across blood stains or food spillage on your mattress then without thinking twice get a bottle of cold water and start pouring it slowly over the stain. Coldwater will not let these types of things stain your mattress and afterwards, you can simply scrub the area and vacuum clean the moisture out of your mattress.
If there are strong stains like protein-based stains on your mattress then in that case baking soda will help you the most. Mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to form a paste and apply it over the stain. Rub it gently and let it stay there for an hour or two. After that remove it with a spoon or a knife. As a result, the stain will be gone.
All the above-mentioned die tips and techniques are very useful in case of a fresh stain. But if you have old stains on your mattress then it can be quite difficult for you to clean them. You might even end up damaging your mattress in the process of trying to get rid of those stains. So be wise and call Major Carpet Cleaners to have mattress cleaning in Sydney. We use the best techniques of cleaning that will make sure that no stains are there on your mattress once we finish doing our job.