How to Clean a Mattress Properly
Though we think that our mattresses are clean, in reality, there is a lot of buildup of dead cells, bodily fluids, etc. that make the mattress really dirty. Ambient dust and dirt also settle on the mattress making it dirty and often smelly. It is important that your Dubai maids ensure that the mattress is cleaned and refreshed from time to time to keep it free of dust and dirt.
We spend a considerable amount of time in our beds and if our mattress is dirty, dusty or moldy, it could make you sick. This is especially true of people who are sensitive and have allergies to dust and mold. Dust also harbors dust mites that are responsible for a lot of respiratory conditions. Moreover, we also rub off toiletries, oils, chemicals that we use on our bodies off on the bedding and from there on to the mattress. So all this builds up making the mattress dirty and necessitates a cleaning and refreshing. Though, most Dubai maids do know how to refresh and clean a mattress while deep cleaning, you should know the process too so you can supervise it.
Before you begin
Remove all the bed clothes, sheets, pillows, etc. from the bed. If you have a mattress cover, remove the mattress cover too. Put in everything for a hot wash so as to clean it properly and kill all the dust mites that may be in the bedding. Once the washing is over, take it all out in the sun and dry it completely before bringing it back in.
Starting with the mattress
First, use a vacuum cleaner to over the top of the mattress. Start from one end and make your way to the other making sure that you cover every inch of the surface. Next vacuum the sides too.
Deodorizing the mattress
Next, you need to deodorize the mattress. Over time our bodily fluids accumulate and create a strange musky smell that needs to be eliminated to make the mattress smell nice. The best way to do this is to use baking soda. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the mattress, scrub it in with a scrubbing brush and leave it for a few hours. Then vacuum it off again. The baking soda helps to get rid of the odors.
Remove the stains
Most of the stains on the mattress are from our body. If you are one of those people who like to eat in bed, then you may have food stains and spill marks. You may also have chemical spills from makeup and cosmetics, etc. Each type of stain needs a different treatment and requires care while removing. Check our post on removing stains to know what to use for which stain.
Once you have finished on one side, flip the mattress over and repeat the same process for the other side.
If possible take the mattress out and leave it in the sun for a while. Then spray with some lemon oil over the mattress and remake the bed.