A question I get asked a lot is how much does mattress cleaning cost? This is a valid concern because most people would like to be sure that they are getting a good deal when they are buying a mattress. However, a good quality mattress will last many years so the cost of cleaning it each year isn’t something that should put anyone off. In this article, I will quickly explain some of the different mattress cleaning methods that you can use to keep your mattress in tip-top condition without breaking the bank. I will also explain how to ensure that the cleaning is effective so that you don’t have to spend a fortune on mattress cleaning services.
To start with there are two main methods that you can use to remove stains and messes from your mattress which are either professional mattress cleaners or home remedies. The cost of using either one of these methods will be reflected in two ways; with the professional mattress cleaner costing you more money. The other method is very simple and takes less than 30 minutes to complete. This method includes using baking soda and water along with a little bit of household detergent and then rinsing off the stains and messes. Although the cost of using a professional mattress cleaning service will probably cost you more in the short term, in the long run, you will find that you don’t need to use them as often as you did previously.
- Step One – If you are using the services of a professional then you will most likely be charged by the hour. You will be able to arrange to pay by the minute or by the job. The reason for this is that professional cleaners will use specialized equipment to help lift stains from your mattress. The machinery they use is more expensive but will give you the same result. The downside of hiring someone is that if you don’t like the results you will have to pay again.
- Step Two – Before you begin you should make sure that you have washed and dried the mattress thoroughly. This will help remove any of the stains that have been left behind. Now you will want to remove as much of the fresh air from the mattress as possible. To do this you will need to either blow air out through the sheets or open up the mattress covers so that air can be forced through.
- Step Three – Using an absorbent cloth work it around the outside of the mattress covers using the backside. Next work the cloth over the mattress top. This area tends to collect a lot of dust and dirt which does not work well with cleaning methods. To get all of the dust and dirt out you will need to work the cloth in a circular motion. After you have cleaned this area you will want to replace the sheets.
- Step Four – Next you will need to remove as much of the stain as possible from the mattress foam. This means you will have to blot or spray the stains out. I would recommend spraying stains out rather than blotting because blotting out most stains will just allow the stain to soak further into the mattress cover. Spray stains out instead so that the stain is lifted right out of the mattress cover. Blot out any stains that you cannot get out using these methods.
- Step Five – The last thing you are going to do is mix some baking soda and some laundry detergent. Mix the baking soda and the laundry detergent until they are thoroughly combined. The detergent and baking soda are going to take out any stains that the liquid spills on the bed. Then you will be able to run some hot water through the mixture to get the solution started.
Once you have finished this you will want to run cold water through both the tops and bottoms of the mattress. Once you have done this you will want to lay down the clean sheets and put the cold water on the mattress and run some hot water through it. Let this sit for fifteen to twenty minutes. This will rinse the sheets and you will then be able to remove all of the baking soda from the sheets and the bottoms of the mattress. All you have left after this is going to be the clean mattress that you can go to get rid of.