Your mattress is the most used piece of furniture in your home. We can spend around eight hours a day on it (if we’re lucky) or even more, and good mattresses aren’t cheap, so when we invest in one, we want it to last.
Mattresses are a magnet for dead skin, debris, pet dander, dust mites and dirt. So it’s vital (especially if you suffer from allergies) to clean your mattress regularly.
Depending on the reason for cleaning your mattress, the first step is to decide if you would like to tackle the problem yourself or if you want to call a professional mattress cleaner in Surrey, BC.
If you’re dealing with odour, pee, blood, vomit or other bodily fluids, I’d suggest calling a professional mattress cleaner such as PetSafe Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning Vancouver first. Home solutions don’t have the heat or suction needed to extract the problem correctly.
But if you only need a light cleaning in-between your professional mattress cleanings, then these tips and tricks courtesy of PetSafe Carpet And Upholstery Cleaning in Surrey are just for you!
Supplies You Need
- Vacuum with an upholstery attachment
- An enzyme cleaner or dish soap for staining
- Laundry detergent
- Baking Soda
- Clean cloths
- Cold Water
Step 1 – Strip The Bedding
Start the cleaning process by stripping the mattress of all the sheets, blankets and pillows (check the care label first) and washing them in HOT water. There is no sense in putting dirty bedding back onto your clean bed.
Step 2 – Spot Clean Stains
After the mattress is exposed, look to see if there is any staining on it. Grab the appropriate stain remover, water and dry clothes and treat the stain as if it were a carpet. Blot and pat dry, alternating between a cold, damp cloth and a dry one. Don’t rub the stain in further. Also, be sure not to soak or overwet the mattress while cleaning it, as it will only make it worse. The goal is to use as little water as possible while keeping the mattress as dry as possible.
( Professional Carpet Cleaning Langley Tip, Use the enzyme-based cleaner for any biological stains such as pee, vomit, sweat or blood. )
Step 3 – Vacuum The Mattress
Grab your vacuum and the upholstery tool and slowly go over the entire mattress, including all the sides. Pay special attention to the seams, buttons and use the crevice tool if necessary.
Step 4 – Time To Use The Baking Soda!
Next, grab a box of baking soda and sprinkle a layer over the entire top of the mattress and don’t be shy! After the baking soda is applied, let it dwell for twelve or more hours (longer is better). What the baking soda is doing is breaking down the acid and absorbing any moisture or odour. Now open any windows in your bedroom to let the sunshine and light inside. The sun’s UV rays, along with the baking soda, will help kill any mould and bacteria on the mattress.
Step 5 – Vacuum Again
After you let the baking soda sit a while and it worked its magic by eliminating the odours, now it’s time to vacuum it all up. Get the upholstery attachment out and extract as much of the baking soda out as you can.
Good job, you’re all done! All we recommend now is to add a good quality mattress protector to your bed. If you don’t already own one, we strongly suggest investing in it to have that extra layer of protection to help absorb moisture and staining before you damage your mattress.
If this DIY method isn’t for you, and you need a stronger, professional mattress cleaning and live in Surrey, Langley, Vancouver or surrounding areas, please do not hesitate to call PetSafe Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning at 778-798-7233.