How to clean your mattress!
When it comes to mattress stains, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Protect your investment with a good-quality mattress pad. Use a completely waterproof plastic mattress cover for young children who might still have nighttime accidents. However, if your mattress does get stained, here are some tips.
For All Stains
- Never use dry cleaning fluid as it can damage the material.
- Treat the stain immediately; don’t let it dry as this “sets” the stain.
- Use paper towel to blot up as much of the liquid as possible.
- Avoid getting the padding inside the mattress wet.
- Because it is a protein, blood needs special treatment.
- First, try re-liquefying the stain by using a small amount of hydrogen peroxide. As it bubbles up, blot with paper towel.
- If that doesn’t work, try using a rug and upholstery cleaner that contains an enzyme for protein.
- Remember to let the mattress dry thoroughly before you cover it up.
- Use dry suds, made by beating up mild detergent in warm water with an eggbeater
- Apply the dry suds to a small area at a time using a soft brush or sponge
- Wipe with sponge dipped in warm water.
- A urine stain typically penetrates deeply into the mattress, setting the scene for mold growth and odor.
- Soak up as much liquid as possible and then treat the area with a product such as PAWS (Pet Accident Wash-up Solution) which can be purchased at your local pet store. This should neutralize the odour.
- The stain on the mattress fabric needs only a vinegar and water solution on a terry cloth. Rub lightly and blot the excess away.
- Sprinkle the area with baking soda and leave over night. In the morning, vacuum the soda up.