Dust mites, pet hair, crumbs. Although it might not always be visible to the naked eye, your mattress can collect a lot of dirt—not something you want from the surface you’re going to be sleeping on for 7-8 hours a night. What’s the best way to clean a mattress?
No matter how often you wash your bed sheets or how clean you keep your house, regularly cleaning your mattress can not only help you extend the life of your bed and also give you peace of mind for years to come.
We’ve found spring is a great time for a good, deep mattress cleaning. When you’re switching out those heavier winter sheets and getting ready for the warmer Pittsburgh weather, take the time to thoroughly vacuum your mattress and remove any unsightly stains or debris.
Rotate your mattress regularly
Over time, certain areas of your mattress become worn faster than others. To keep this from happening, we recommend rotating your mattress seasonally—or every three to four months. Rotating the head and foot area of your mattress helps to avoid sagging and also redistributes the weight more evenly.
Spot clean mattress stains immediately
Even if you have a mattress pad for spill protection, mattress stains can still occur. Whether it’s wine, your child’s juice box, or some other unsightly accident, you always want to make sure you take care of mattress spills and stains immediately.
Dab the area with a colorfast towel to remove any excess liquid. Then dampen a cloth with water or, for pet accidents, use an enzyme-based pet stain and odor remover and gently clean the mattress. This will help keep the spill from setting or soaking through your mattress pad and staining your mattress. For red wine stains, you can also try club soda and carefully blotting the area with paper towels.
Don’t forget to deodorize
Sprinkle baking soda over your entire mattress surface and, if possible, allow the baking soda to sit for 24 hours. Then use your vacuum’s upholstery attachment to sweep it up. The baking soda should help tackle any odors and freshen your room.
Regularly vacuum your mattress
Regular vacuuming of your mattress with your vacuum’s upholstery attachment will greatly aid in the cleanliness and longevity of your mattress. When you remove your bedding to wash, take a few minutes to vacuum up pet fur, hair, skin flakes, and dust mites. This will help reduce allergens in your bedroom and help you avoid any infestations.
Questions about cleaning your mattress?
Give us a call at 412-462-7858. Our experienced mattress experts will share expert tips on how to more effectively care for and clean a mattress.