Do you deep clean your mattress and if so, when was the last time it was cleaned? Most people never clean their mattresses often enough. When asking “how often should you clean your mattress” most people are surprised to learn the answer. The short answer to that question is twice a year and for good reasons. Tough Carpet Cleaning would like to share why it is so important to have your mattresses deep cleaned and how to maintain your home’s mattresses.
Why is it Important to Clean Your Mattress?
The average person will spend one third of their life in their beds. Most people will use a mattress for ten to fifteen years before replacing them. In that time a mattress can become filled with a number of contaminants. Inside a mattress you can find bacteria from human sweat and young children will have their accidents. Bacteria can lead to a number of problems including skin conditions and allergies. Along with bacteria, there is a ton of dead skin cells and hair that is trapped inside the mattress. Where the dead skin or hair may sound bad enough, you should also know there are dust mites that feed on the dead skin cells. There are tiny insects living inside your home and many of them live inside your mattress. Dust mites are not harmful to humans but can trigger allergies and asthma attacks. For a healthier night’s sleep, you will want to reduce the amount of dust mites in your mattress. These are but a few contaminants discovered living inside a mattress. It can get worse. Some mattresses will have mold or bed bugs. All of these contaminants working together not only affect your health but also your sleep. A dirty mattress can lead to interrupted sleep and health problems. To ensure your mattresses are cleaned you should have your mattresses deep cleaned twice a year. For a good deep cleaning, it is recommended to have the mattress professionally cleaned. However, after the mattresses have been deep cleaned you will want to perform basic maintenance cleaning.
How to Clean, Sanitize & Deodorize a Mattress
Once a month you should remove the bedding and vacuum the surface of the mattress. This will include the top and sides. To help maintain a fresh smelling mattress sprinkle some baking soda on the surface and let the baking soda sit for 30 minutes. Then vacuum the baking soda up. If needed, spot clean any stain using soapy water and a sponge. Flip the mattress over and rotate it. This will help to spread the wear of the mattress and extend its life. With the new side facing up, vacuum the surface of the mattress again. If there is any odor remaining use baking soda. Additionally, you should also wash the bedding once a week as it is exposed to much of the bacteria, dead skin and hair. You will keep you mattress even cleaner by simply washing your bedding weekly.