Tips On Cleaning A Mattress by NiceTime

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									Title:
Tips On Cleaning A Mattress

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441

Summary:
A good mattress is an expensive inv
estment, so it makes sense to learn
 how to take care of it. Unfortunat
ely, spills or accidents occasional
ly happen, especially if you’re hav
ing breakfast in bed or your childr
en aren’t yet potty trained. But, h
ow do you clean a mattress? After a
ll, it’s not like you can just toss
 it in the washer if it becomes soi
led.

The best thing you can do is to avo
id getting your mattress dirty in t
he first place. Encasing the mattre
ss and the box sp...


Keywords:
Mattresses


Article Body:
A good mattress is an expensive inv
estment, so it makes sense to learn
 how to take care of it. Unfortunat
ely, spills or accidents occasional
ly happen, especially if you’re hav
ing breakfast in bed or your childr
en aren’t yet potty trained. But, h
ow do you clean a mattress? After a
ll, it’s not like you can just toss
 it in the washer if it becomes soi
led.

The best thing you can do is to avo
id getting your mattress dirty in t
he first place. Encasing the mattre
ss and the box spring in hypoallerg
enic cases protects them from dust
and grime and will cut down on dust
 mites. However, liquid can still s
eep through most cases and into the
 mattress. You may want to consider
 placing a rubber sheet on the matt
ress for protection against spills
or childhood accidents.

Of course, since most people find t
hat these rubber sheets bunch up an
d are uncomfortable to sleep on, yo
u may prefer to risk getting the ma
ttress wet, especially if there isn
’t a big chance that you will spill
 your morning coffee or your childr
en are older. If you do get your ma
ttress dirty, you can follow these
simple steps to get it clean.

1. To remove dirt or dust, whip out
 your vacuum. Most mattress manufac
turers suggest that occasionally va
cuuming your mattress is a good ide
a, even if it doesn’t look dirty, t
o keep dust mites under control.

2. If you need to clean up a liquid
 spill or a stain, don’t grab your
favorite stain removal product. Mat
tresses are made of materials that
may not react well to chemicals. In
stead, you should just try to blot
up any liquid and leave the stain a
lone. If you can’t bear the thought
 of leaving the stain on your mattr
ess or if it has a strong odor, you
 can use a cloth dampened with cold
 water to gently scrub the stain. Y
ou can use a bit of mild soap on th
e cloth if the stain won’t budge, b
ut just be sure you don’t end up ma
king your mattress or box spring we
tter than it already is.

3. Once you clean up the spill or s
tain, leave the sheets off your mat
tress and let it thoroughly air dry
 before you cover it back up. There
’s nothing worse than a moldy mattr
ess, especially if the person sleep
ing on it has severe mold allergies.

Once your mattress is clean and dry
, you may want to use this opportun
ity to flip it over so that it wear
s more evenly. You should flip your
 mattress over three or four times
a year to help it last longer.

								
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