Spilt soft drink, or did your kid pee? Anything to everything ought to ruin mattresses.
Here’s how to clean any stains or odours
- Vacuum your mattress with the upholstery attachment, the brush and the velcro remove all the dust.
- To release any smell, use baking soda as a deodorizer. Bodily fluids tend to build up a pungent smell over time, which you notice only when you enter your locked home after your day’s work. Our own body smells go unnoticed when we are around. When you sprinkle your mattress with baking soda and rub it, give it about 10-15 minutes to seep into the fabric.
- Baking soda tends to suck all the body oils and moisture from the fabric, removing any smells and odors in the process. Vacuum your mattress again to remove every bit of baking soda you’ve sprinkled.
- Once you clear your mattress of odors, it’s time for the stains:
- Use 1/4th cup of hydrogen peroxide mixed in 1 tablespoon of liquid soap and 1 tablespoon of common table salt to remove blood stains. Let the paste dry on the affected areas before scrapping it off. For any remaining paste and stain, apply hydrogen peroxide.
- To remove urine stains, mix 3 tablespoons of baking soda into half a cup of hydrogen peroxide and a spoon full of detergent. Let the paste dry before scrapping it off.
- For vomits, ammonia works wonders. Spread ammonia on the entire stain and scrub it well, do not drench the mattress, you do not want the trash to spread around. After cleaning it, treat it with Hydrogen Peroxide to remove any odors of ammonia.
To protect your mattresses, use old sheets to cover them before using the bedsheet. With the advent of waterproof fabric covers available in the market these days, it easier to protect mattresses all the more.
Welcome to a clean bed…!!!