Your bed is the most used piece of furniture in your home that you retreat to every night to fall into a deep and comfortable sleep, resting from another busy day while regaining energy for the next day to come. Your mattress should be a source of comfort and cleanliness, providing you with the best possible night’s sleep. Unfortunately not all mattresses are as clean as you would hope, and these facts about what is lingering there may leave you lying awake at night wondering what exactly is crawling around in your mattress or worse onto you.
Can you See House Dust Mites
House dust mites are tiny bugs that are invisible to the human eye and feed off dead skin cells. As humans, we shed millions of dead skin cells every day; this includes the time that we are sleeping on our mattresses. The presence of dust mites in your mattress can cause sneezing, runny nose, and in more severe cases, asthma. The best way to get rid of dust mites that are lingering within your mattress is to vacuum. Vacuuming your mattress will keep dust mites out and keep your mattress clean. While vacuuming your mattress won’t completely remove dust mites, it will take care of the majority of them that are residing within your mattress.
Cleaning your Mattress with Water & Cleaners Can Cause Mildew & Odor
One common mistake that home owners often make when it comes to mattresses cleaning is the use of water and cleaners. Water and moisture will break down the foam and other filling of your mattress. Even worse is that this moisture can create mildew to grow inside of your mattress and also cause a foul odor to emit form your mattress. The best way to keep your mattress clean is to keep a cover on it. Mattress covers help to prolong the life of your mattress and prevent any stains as well.
Cleaning & Removing Urine from your Mattress
Accidents happen, even on mattresses, if you have kids than at one point or another you have experienced trying to clean your mattress thoroughly after there has been an accident. The best way to do this is to blot the area with a dry towel to pick up as much liquid as possible. Standing the mattress up to prevent any more progression of liquid down into the coils will also help protect the condition of your mattress. Pointing a fan directly on the mattress to dry it out will also help.