Did you know that sweat, dust, dust mites and allergens are sharing the bed with you? That’s why it’s important to clean your mattress at least twice a year or, better yet, with the change of the seasons. Keep reading for DIY Steps.

How to clean a mattress:

Step 1: Vacuum

First strip the mattress of all bedding. Using the appliance attachment, vacuum the mattress, paying close attention to the seam line. That’s where most buildup settles. 

Step 2: Spot clean

If you like snacking in bed then you will likely have oily stains from food spills. These stains can be removed by using a paste of baking soda, salt and water. Cover the stain with the paste, let it set for 30 minutes then brush it away. Wipe with a damped cloth dry with a hair dryer or a fan. For stains created by crayons, beverages, blood or urine, dab with a 50-50 mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water. Work into the stain using a soft toothbrush. Allow to dry for five minutes. Repeat as needed.

Step 3: Deodorize

Sprinkle mattress top with baking soda. Let it sit for an hour, then vacuum up the baking soda.

Step 4: Rotate or flip it

For one-sided mattresses, rotate the top of the mattress to the foot of the bed. For a two-sided mattress, get some help to flip the mattress entirely. Once flipped, sprinkle with baking soda and let set for 1 hr. before you vacuuming.

Call a Professional

Your mattress is like an air filter in your home.  It traps dust, skin cells and dust mites.  So just like an air filter, you need to change the filter to keep it clean and running efficiently.  A Deep cleaning for your mattress is as important as changing your air filters and this will ensure good air quality while your sleeping. 

Swift Services is a professional you can call (405) 887-9438.