The mattress can gather mold, can get dirty and can emanate bad odors. See how to get rid of mites, bad odors, bacteria and dangerous molds out of your mattress.
The vacuum cleaner removes dust out of the mattress
Before you start cleaning a mattress, you first must get rid of dust and fine particles of food waste.
Use the vacuum on your mattress, if possible on both sides, to collect all the dust and fine particles that can cause allergies.
Get rid of mattress stains
If the mattress was stained with blood or urine, you need an organic detergent that can dissolve proteins or uric acid in the fabric.
Don’t use hot water to remove organic stains because high temperature can make the stain to penetrate more deeply into the fabric.
Mix cold water with baking soda and dab the stain. Once you’ve rinsed the area, dry it properly, or you may even use the hairdryer to make sure that no moisture remains in the mattress.
Urine stains and odors are removed with baking soda, vinegar and water.
Get rid of mildew stains
If your mattress was wet and got mildew, you have to let it a few days to dry. You can speed up the process with an air heater or hairdryer, but be very careful not to overheat the fabric.
Mix alcohol with lukewarm water and use a sprayer over the surface. Leave to dry then use a disinfectant (rubbing alcohol mixed with water).
See below how to properly clean you mattress: