Generally speaking it’s recommended that people have 8 hours sleep a night to give their bodies chance to recover from the day’s exertions and to fill it with energy. However, there are a few things that can prevent you from enjoying a good night’s sleep and that’s a mattress that is dirty and uncomfortable. With regular mattress cleaning you’ll sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world. What if your mattress becomes smelly and dirty or infested with bugs? How should you keep it in tip top condition? Read on to find out more about mattress cleaning and protection.
How to keep your mattress clean
One of the best ways to keep your mattress clean is to protect it with a mattress cover. They’re stocked in many shops but be sure you buy one that’s washable and can be easily removed from your mattress and put back on after washing.
You should also get into a routine of washing your bed sheets, pillow cases, and comforters every week as this too will help your mattress to remain clean for longer. Wash your mattress cover at least once a month or when spillages occur. Once a month is also a good time to vacuum your mattress. It doesn’t take long for dirt, dust, and dander to build up and even if you don’t suffer from allergies, this could start to make you feel a little unwell. If you have a family member who suffers from allergies, then we recommend vacuuming your mattresses more frequently.
What if spills or stains occur on my mattress?
In the event of spills or stains it’s important to remove all your bedding and your mattress cover. If your mattress has been soiled or looks dirty you can lightly shampoo it using a good quality upholstery shampoo but be careful not to get it too wet. Rinse your mattress with warm water and allow it to dry completely.
Did you know that a 10 year old mattress can double in weight from the accumulation of dust mites, bugs, pollen, bacteria, fungi, and much more? It’s a pretty gruesome thought that you could be sleeping on this, isn’t it?
If you don’t feel you can clean your mattress yourself then why not call upon the services of a professional. Carpet Cleaning Kings has the experience and the right tools to clean your mattress fast and efficiently. Give us a call today on 1300 7000 75 to make an appointment.