Mattress coverings are an important piece of bedding that helps protect your mattress from stains and soils as well as increasing it’s life span. However, even with all of our precautions, mattress stains can happen.
Body sweat, oils, urine, blood, and other bodily fluid can stain your mattress leaving ugly yellow and brown stains along with bacteria.
Stains are difficult to remove when not taken care of immediately. If you take action right away, you can get rid of most stubborn stains with the use of everyday ingredients.
Don’t lose sleep worrying about mattress stains. Read on to learn how to clean mattress stains and to keep your mattress looking new.
1. Remove the Beddings
To get the best sleep possible, make sure that you have a clean mattress. When cleaning spills off a mattress, first remove the bedding. Throw these into the washer immediately to keep stains from setting into your sheets and other bedding.
2. Know the Type of Stains
When learning how to clean mattress stains, identify the type of stain you’re dealing with. Different stains will require different approaches or techniques.
If you’re dealing with bodily fluids like blood or urine or the result of spilled food and drinks, don’t soak the bed. Spot clean the stained mattress with a mixutre of baking soda, salt, and water. Give it a good scrub and let it settle for 30 minutes Clean the spot using a damp towel to rinse the solution. Finally, blot the area with a dry towel.
3. Deodorize the Mattress
Baking soda has a lot of uses from helping baked goods rise, to removing stains, keeping your refrigerator fresh, and even as a toothpaste! But, did you know that it’s also great for deodorizing your mattress?
One cup of baking soda mixed with a few drops of your favorite essential oil will deodorize the mattress to remove any smell. Shake the mixture over your entire mattress including the are you just cleaned. The baking soda mixture will not only freshen your mattress but will also absorb any moisture to make it easier to dry. Let the mattress sit until you’re ready to remake the bed to allow it to completely dry.
4. Vacuum the Mattress
Vacuum the mattress to remove the baking soda mixture along with any dust and dirt that have accumulated deep in the fabric. Avoid pressing too hard when using the vacuum suction to avoid damaging the surface.
5. Dry the Mattress
Flip the mattress and check the underside for any stains. If there are no stains, you can deodorize and vacuum for a fresher-smelling mattress. Leave it to dry for a few hours and enjoy a new clean mattress.
Now You Know How to Clean Mattress Stains
Cleaning mattress stains is easy when you know the right techniques. Rest easy knowing that your mattress is clean and fresh.
Even with the best cleaning, some stains can’t be removed. If you’re ready to replace your old, stained mattress, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today at Rainbow Furniture and rest assured in knowing that you’re buying from a local, family-owned business that cares about your comfort!