Oct 30 2014

Cleaning Your Mattress is Crucial

The average person sweats about ½ a pint of perspiration every night. Disgusting right? Cleaning your mattress is crucial!

I’m not talking about washing your sheets and pillowcases; I’m talking about the mattress itself. Considering you spend seven to eight hours a night on your mattress shouldn’t it be as clean as it could be? Mattresses are harbingers of stains, spills, dirt, dust, dust-mites (yuck) and all manner of things foul. Maintaining a clean mattress is crucial to your health and now your piece of mind.

Vacuum Your Mattress

We here at Crucial Vacuum are in full support of vacuuming just about anything. You vacuum your floors, stairs, furniture, maybe even your pets – so why not your mattress? By using your vacuums upholstery tool you can be sure to get the sides, top and even most of your box spring. Press firmly on the tool to ensure you get as much of the debris as possible that may be trapped in the quilting of your mattress. Do this every time you flip your mattress, which should be once per season to help keep its shape and integrity.

Deodorizing Your Mattress

Remember that ½ pint of sweat from earlier? So do we unfortunately. Thanks to this your mattress will develop an aroma that may be less than pleasant. A quick and easy tip would be to apply baking soda over your mattress and allow it to sit for up to 30 minutes, then follow this up by vacuuming your mattress. Baking soda will neutralize any odors naturally and leave your mattress with a refreshing scent.

Stain Removal and General Cleaning of Your Mattress

Stains are best cleaned quickly. Liquid stains on your mattress should be blotted up with a cool wet rag and then dabbed with a dry cloth to absorb any remaining moisture. Don’t scrub, but rather press for maximum absorption. You don’t want the stain spreading. A solution that will help remove stains from your mattress consists of a teaspoon of salt and equal parts baking soda, and water. Form this into a fine paste and apply over your stain. Wait for 30 minutes and then scrub with a toothbrush lightly. Before you put any of your sheets on after this make sure the area is completely dry! Put a fan in the room if possible to speed this up.

Our hope is that after reading this quick and informative post you’ll look at your mattress and its upkeep in a whole new light. Rest easy tonight knowing that you’ve taken these simple steps to clean the very item you rely on to have a productive day! I know we certainly will.

If you have any other suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below. We would love to hear about your experiences and insights!