How to clean your bedding
The first place to start is with your linen.
Remove your bedding and machine-wash sheets, duvet covers, and pillowcases at a hot temperature regularly. This kills dust mites and bacteria.
You also need to regularly wash your mattress pads and mattress protectors if you have these.
We’d recommend always using a mattress protector as it creates an additional layer between your sheets and your actual mattress, further protecting your mattress from dirt, moisture, and stains.
Dealing with stains
Sometimes, you need to do more than just clean your mattress.
It can be challenging to remove body fluid stains such as blood, urine, and sweat.
Fresh stains are easier to remove, and we’d suggest always spot-washing a stain immediately.
But even liquids that have seeped into the fabric can be removed.
We’ll guide you through the removal of a few common fluid stains below.
Mix hydrogen peroxide (3%), liquid soap, and table salt.
Apply this mixture to the area of the stain. Let it sit for a while before you scrape off the remnants.
Then, dip a white cloth in hydrogen peroxide and rub the cloth against the stain to remove it.
Always use a white cloth to eliminate the risk of transferring dyes from the fabric to the mattress.
If you have children, you’ll likely have encountered urine stains.
These can be difficult to remove once dry, but it is possible.
Mix 3 tablespoons of baking soda with hydrogen peroxide until it dissolves. Then add a few drops of dish soap.
Using a clean, white cloth, rub this mixture over the stain.
If the stain persists, wait until the area dries out. Then, work a mixture of water and laundry detergent into the stain and let it sit for about half an hour.
Use a spoon to scrape off the dried paste. Then, use a white cloth dipped in hydrogen peroxide to eliminate the residual, more stubborn stains.
Use a vacuum cleaner to eliminate any remaining dirt.
If you need to get rid of a vomit stain, you need a slightly different approach.
Ventilate the room before you begin.
Then, use a white cloth to blot the stain with undiluted ammonia. However, make sure that you’re not drenching it in ammonia.
Then use a clean, damp cloth to wipe the area.
Sprinkle baking soda over the area to remove the moisture and ammonia odour. Vacuum once dried.
Mattresses are expensive, but they can last a very long time if you treat them well.
Purchasing a high-quality mattress is an important first step, but taking care of it once you have it is also vital.
Always use a waterproof mattress protector to expand the lifespan of your mattress, and ensure that you clean your mattress regularly, wash out stains immediately, and take time to ventilate your room.