4 homemade tips for dry cleaning your mattress for impeccable hygiene…

If we were to comb through our mattress, we would find that it is a veritable nest of germs. Dust, dust mites, sweat. Our mattresses, if not cleaned regularly, can be the cause of those little unsuspected everyday ailments, even if a well-made bed gives the impression that everything is in order.  Good bed hygiene is essential for a restful night’s sleep. Our tips for easy cleaning of your mattress.

1. Brush the mattress

The first step is to use a brush with soft bristles. You need to use it so that the brush goes from the center to the outside of the surface. Make sure that the bristles reach the corners and edges to remove the dirt from the gaps. You can wet the bristles to help dust and dirt stick to them and make them easier to remove. If you do this, you will need to let the mattress dry afterwards. Remember to dampen the brush, not wet it.

2. Use steam

This is a simple and environmentally friendly method as no chemicals are needed. This method kills bacteria, fungi and mites. You can use a manual steam straightener or an iron with steam system. Run it over the mattress and the wrinkles. This should be done slowly, but no longer than two minutes per area to prevent the steam from soaking the mattress. When you’re done, be sure to let the mattress dry completely. If you have a ceiling fan in the room, you can turn it on to speed up the drying process.

3. Vacuum the mattress

This method is well known, and you can use it alone or in addition to the previously mentioned methods. The vacuum finishes removing dirt and dust, especially from hard-to-reach places like folds, edges and seams. Vacuuming the mattress surface three to six times will help maintain good hygiene and preserve its life. If you or a family member have allergies in your home, vacuum more frequently until allergens are removed. Although some mattresses do not need to be turned over to maintain their shape, it is still advisable to turn the mattress over and vacuum both sides and sides.

4. Use a stain remover

For blood and urine stains, you can use hydrogen peroxide. Wet a sponge, cloth or absorbent cotton and rub the stain in a circular motion. The younger the stain, the easier it is to remove. It is very important to start with a small amount of hydrogen peroxide, as it makes the mattress fabric very abrasive and can discolor it. For stinky stains, you can mix a cup of warm water with the juice of three lemons. Wet the affected area and gently rub it with a sponge. Don’t forget to let the mattress dry afterwards.

Another tip for cleaning stubborn mattress stains

Finally, if none of these methods worked to remove the stains, you can try buying an enzymatic cleaner. These cleaners are made from detergents and have a neutral pH. Their composition is natural, so it is not a chemical product. Dampen a cloth and gently apply it to the stain until it disappears. Then repeat the process, but this time with water. You can find it in a cleaning store near you.