How to properly cleanse your mattress
To keep your mattress safe, healthy, and clean, you’ll need to manage routine cleaning as well as address larger problems like spots, stains, odors, and even bed bugs and dust mites. Regularly cleaning your mattress can remove allergens, dust, bacteria, and stop serious mattress problems including mold and odors.
Washing your sheets and pillows is a start, but that’s not all you need to do. Keeping your mattress clean is important, but not difficult. Often, all you’ll need to do is wash your bedding regularly, vacuum every few months, and add a mattress protector. But even more intensive cleaning like spot removal or even removing odors is usually about as simple as spraying your mattress down and giving it a good scrub. We will talk about regular cleanings, how to deal with bigger problems and when it is time to toss the mattress altogether!
Signs to clean
You haven’t cleaned your mattress or changed your sheets in months. – Ew.
You are experiencing allergies while sleeping: If you feel allergy symptoms more often in bed or as you wake up, it’s probably time to clean up the dust.
You notice bugs or strange bites: microscopic blood stains or insect waste spots, or unusual bites on your body.
There is a smell that is not coming from you: Odors on your mattress can be gross and disruptive for sleeping and even point to a sign of a bigger problem you need to address.
Your mattress is looking a little more colorful, but not from your skills as an interior designer. Whether mattress stains are a mystery, or you know their origin, it’s best to address stains as soon as you know about them.