As all homeowners know, dirty mattresses are like a sponge when it comes to collecting dust mites, dead skin, sweat, dirt, and other nasty debris. To prevent this from happening, they need to be washed thoroughly and on a regular basis, especially if you suffer from allergies, have pets, or enjoy an occasional late night snack in the bed.
But is it possible to effectively do it yourself, or should you consider booking one of Dublin’s professional mattress cleaning services? Read on to find out.
What can I use to clean my mattress?
Mattress cleaning can be extremely time-consuming and difficult, especially if you’re dealing with deep stains. If you can’t spend so much time cleaning or if you’re not sure you can do it correctly yourself, it’s always better to leave this task to a mattress cleaning service.
If you can’t call in the pros right now or if you really want to do it yourself, you can actually successfully clean your mattress with a bit of help from your pantry. All you’ll need is a little baking soda, white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, dishwashing liquid, lemon juice, and table salt.
Follow these tips to avoid the usual mattress cleaning mistakes and learn how to successfully rid yourself of typical mattress stains and smudges.
- Pour some hydrogen peroxide onto the stain, and let it “bubble”. Pat it with a dampened cloth and repeat several times if necessary.
- Mix baking soda and some cold water to make a paste, apply to the stain, and let it sit for 30 minutes. Use a damp cloth to remove the debris.
- Mix some baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and apply the blend onto the stain. Let it sit, then wipe it off with a damp cloth.
- Mix 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide, 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap, 1 tablespoon table salt to create a thick paste. Spread the paste over the stain and let it dry. Scrape off the residue once dried. Finish by dabbing at the remaining stain with a hydrogen peroxide soaked cloth.
- Wet stains: Gently blot the area to keep the stain from setting in. Use a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water to spray the entire affected area. Cover the area with a layer of baking soda and let it sit for several hours. Vacuum it after it dries.
- Dried up stains: Stir together one cup of 3 tablespoons of baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Pour the blend into a spray bottle and spray the entire stained area letting it soak into the spot. Leave the solution to air dry for at least an hour.
- Make a paste mixing lemon juice and salt. Apply the mixture to the stain, and let it sit for 30–60 minutes. Wipe off salt with a clean towel.
- Fill a spray bottle with 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide with a few drops of dish or laundry detergent and spray the area generously. Cover with baking soda and let it sit for a few hours. Vacuum when dry.
Can you professionally clean a mattress?
The advice listed above is about as good as it gets when it comes to cleaning your mattress on your own. But can these DIY methods really match up to the methods of a specialised cleaning service?
Unfortunately, the answer is: “No.” If you want a healthy, sanitised mattress without sacrificing its longevity, your best bet is to give it a professional deep cleaning every once in a while.
Where can I book some of Dublin’s most dependable mattress cleaning?
If you’re looking for an award winning company with an unmatched reputation, you’ve come to the right place. Emerald Carpet Cleaning provides a simple, yet powerful mattress cleaning process that guarantees a non-toxic, eco-friendly, and safe approach. Book your appointment in a matter of minutes and take your family for a picnic on Bull Island while our cutting-edge steam cleaning system gives your mattress a brand new shine.