Nasty stains can accumulate on your mattress over time and sometimes it’s as simple as spilling a cup of coffee or tea while having breakfast in bed. This can be a disaster for you to get your mattress dirt and stains accidentally and the best thing to do is to tackle the stain immediately before it dries. But keep in mind that you need to be careful not to use too much liquid or any chemicals that could destroy your loving mattress. To remove stains from mattress covers or from the mattress itself, dilute some washing up liquid in water and gently sponge the stain until it lifts from the fibers. Vacuum the entire mattress surface with the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner. Pay attention to seams and crevices, where dirt, dust, dead skin, and other icky stuff collect; switching to your vacuum’s crevice attachment can help get in deep. Once you’re finished vacuuming, check for stains and spot treat them with an appropriate cleaner. An upholstery cleaner or enzyme-based pet-odor remover can do the job on many bodily fluids. You can also try a simple solution of 1 teaspoon mild dish detergent and 1 cup of warm water. Deodorize the mattress by sprinkling baking soda over the entire surface. Especially if this is your first cleaning, don’t be afraid to empty an entire 1-pound box onto the mattress. For best results, leave the baking soda there for 1 whole day. That means you might need to crash in your friend’s flat or be willing to sleep elsewhere in your home. If you can place the mattress near a window, the sunlight will add its sanitizing power.
If you or your child are prone to nosebleeds, you probably are looking for advice on how to remove blood stains from mattress covers and mattresses, one of the trickiest stains to shift. The straight vinegar is very strong and really helps to pull out that nasty urine odor rather than diluting the vinegar. Sprinkle baking soda all over the mattress. You can get real fancy and use a sieve or a sifter for this step, but I don’t think it’s necessary. If there are a lot of clumps just break them up with your fingers. We’re going for simple and quick. Let the baking soda sit for several hours. The longer the better, at most times it worked perfectly. After a couple of hours, you’ll begin to see the baking soda reacting as it soaks up the vinegar. After the baking soda has had a chance to tackle odors, go back over the mattress with your vacuum’s upholstery attachment. If you don’t already own a mattress cover, we recommend buying one and adding a mattress pad between the cover and bottom sheet will help absorb moisture. Along with the periodic deep cleaning described here, these extra layers of protection will help prevent mites, fleas, and other pests from sharing your bed. That should really help you sleep tight. Vacuum up the baking soda from the mattress. Make sure to go over the crevices several times.
Always remember one important thing before doing yourself a cleaning task at your mattress, consult the manufacturer’s washing instructions for your mattress before attempting stain removal and test any cleaning solutions on an inconspicuous part of the material first.