Mold, dirt, and bad odors can accumulate on a mattress. Check out how to clean your mattress to get rid of mites, foul odors, bacteria, and dangerous mold.
The vacuum cleaner removes dust from the mattress
It is imperative to remove all dust and food particles from a mattress before you begin cleaning it.
To collect dust and fine particles that can cause allergies, vacuum your mattress on both sides if possible.
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.
You should not use hot water to remove organic stains because high temperatures can cause the stain to penetrate deeper into the fabric.
Mix cold water with baking soda and dab on the stain. To ensure no moisture remains in the mattress after rinsing, use a hairdryer to dry it properly.
The use of a baking soda, vinegar, and water mix is recommended for removing urine stains and odors.
Get rid of mildew stains
When your mattress gets mildewy from being wet, you need to let it dry for a few days. Using an air heater or hairdryer will speed up the process, but take care not to overheat the fabric.
Mix alcohol with lukewarm water and use a sprayer to clean the surface. After drying, use rubbing alcohol mixed with water as a disinfectant.
See below how to properly clean your mattress: