Since childhood, we are trained to make our bed immediately after waking up. This is because, when we get back home after school or work, we want to be welcomed with a clean and tidy bed. Isn’t that the best feeling? To just plop down on your bed and not move for hours? To do this, you need to master basic mattress cleaning tips.
“But I clean my bed!”
No. You cleaned your bed sheets. The mattress was never cleaned.
Using a mattress to comfortably sleep for eight hours is essential for the human body to avoid the effects of sleep deprivation and a weak immune system. Since you spend about one third of your life sleeping, you should make sure your mattress is clean both inside and out.
You wear a different shirt each day, right? You get home, throw the shirt in the laundry, and shower as soon as possible. You even wash your bed sheets once a week because it attracts dust and dirt. Why not your mattress?
You eat, cough, and sneeze on your bed.
All of these activities can make your mattress a fabric trash can. Unfortunately, many households disregard the need for mattress cleaning because the mattress is covered with fresh bed sheets.
Why Mattress Cleaning Is Important
Your companions in bed are the microorganisms that breed in your mattress. Dust mites are a type of bacteria that crawl out from under your mattress and onto your body at night.
Dust mites are prone to breed in regions exposed to a humid and damp atmosphere. These dust mites crawl on your body and chew off the outer skin layer, which is made up of dead cells. After their meals, these microorganisms also like to excrete their feces on your mattress, bed sheets, and clothes too!
Feces excreted by these dust mites are food for fungus and thereby attract fungi growth. Symptoms of rapidly multiplying bacteria entering your body through your nose, mouth, and ears include:
- Dust allergies
- Breathing problems
- Watery eyes
- Sinus problems
- Itchy skin
- Skin rashes
- Constant wheezing
What Should You Do?
Devise a plan of action and wage war against these microorganisms! Master the art of mattress cleaning.
Here are a few ways in which you can clean your mattress:
Expose your mattress by pulling off your bed sheet. Plug in your vacuum machine and hold an extension above the mattress. This will eliminate crumbs, dirt, and hair follicles trapped underneath the surface.
Over long periods of time, stains can become difficult to remove and often serve as breeding grounds for microorganisms.
- Squeeze a lemon and add salt to the resulting juice. Lather the mixture on the stain and rinse after an hour.
- Mix dish washer soap with baking soda and lather onto the stain. Rub away the mixture with a spare cloth.
Put baking soda on stains and let it sit for several hours. Any residual moisture will be absorbed, making your mattress bacteria-proof. Then, with a vacuum, remove the baking soda.
Kill Them With Kindness
UV rays present in sunlight are the most natural way to kill microorganisms. Leave your mattress in the sunlight for a couple of hours and the pests will be killed with kindness.
You can also consider steam cleaning for your mattress. Ready to purify your mattress? Give us a call at 1-888- 512-2055 or visit our website for more information.