4 Tips And Tricks For Cleaning The Mattress
The problems of mites, dust and dirt can be controlled by regular and good mattress cleaning.
Dust mites are a common cause of allergies. Fortunately, apart from local sprays and special allergic bedding, there are many other ways to effectively fight mites on the bed.
These basic tips work whether you have a foam mattress, a pocket spring mattress or a futon mattress:
Vent the mattress and the bedding every day by hanging on a chair or outside the window. The mattress should be thoroughly ventilate at least once a quarter. Mites do not like temperatures below 21 degrees. Therefore, ventilation helps ensure that you don’t have to worry about mites biting or house dust mites. For particularly large and bulky mattress (eg mattress 180 x 200, mattress 140 x 200) can be removed more easily , remove the bedsheets from the mattress and open the bedroom window to let the mattress ventilate for a few hours.
Vacuum/brush mattress For proper mattress cleaning, it must be brushed regularly with a soft hand brush and thoroughly vacuumed at maximum suction (at the highest level). As a result, the mattress not only get cleaned and get rid of bed bugs.
Turn the mattress to prevent mold formation in the lint layer, especially with cheaper mattresses or futon mattresses. Regular rollover is the minimum requirement for mattress care. However, all other types of mattresses, such as pocket spring mattresses or anti-allergic mattresses, should be used on the bed as much as possible, which may cause back pain sooner or later.
The classic home therapy is soda (sodium bicarbonate), it is also found in baking soda. Soda water has a disinfecting, cleaning effect and can also remove unpleasant odours. To combat mites, soda is most suitable. It is preferred over chemically treated mites spray, which are more expensive.
When cleaning the mattress with soda, apply the powder to the surface of the mattress and leave it for a few hours. Then use a vacuum cleaner to remove the rest. For deeper and more thorough cleaning, a steam cleaner can be used to remove old stains from the mattress surface. If there are stubborn stains such as urine, blood, vomit, coffee and even red wine, it is recommended to use moist soda for cleaning. Use a stirred soda paste (composed of 3 tablespoons soda and 2 tablespoons of water) and a wet sponge to apply on the stained site. Let the coated soda paste dry and finally vacuum.
Let the mattress be professionally cleaned. For those who do not have the time or you can let the experts clean their mattresses. These service providers use special cleaning solutions and UVC radiation, which can significantly reduce the concentration of bacteria and mites in bed and mattresses. A home cleaning team will visit your home or you can bring the mattress yourself to the expert.
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