How to Clean a Mattress

How to clean a mattress - several techniques that work well, and can be used to remove stains and keep your mattress fresh.


General steps

  1. Vacuum the mattress. This helps to keep it clean by the sheer fact that when it does get wet, there is less matter in the dirt to cause it to stain.
  2. If the surface does get soiled or dirty, try using an upholstery cleaner. Since they are made for surfaces that touch your skin (e.g. your couch), then, unless you are extremely sensitive to cleaners in general, it should work. It also has the advantage of removing dust mites and their refuse.
  3. Use enzyme cleaners. Enzymes cleaners are effective in breaking down the 'structure' of the stains which helps to lessen them.

For unidentified mattress stains

  1. Spray it with a citrus type cleaner and let it set for about five minutes. Afterward, blot (don't rub) as much of the cleaner out as you can using a clean, white, absorbent cloth. A mild dish detergent can also be used.

Blood stains

  1. Try using hydrogen peroxide to help with the removal of blood stains. Blot it while it is bubbling. This may not remove all the stain, but will help to lessen it. Be sure to blot it with a clean, white, dry cloth.

Cigarette odor removal

  1. Using the same process as above, apply it to the entire mattress, one section at a time.
  2. Launder your linen even more often than you would on an ordinary basis. This will help keep the odor from being so pervasive.

Mold and mildew removal

  1. Give your mattresses a 'suntan'. These types of stains are caused by too much moisture. Try taking your mattress outside on a bright, sunny day and let the sun dry it out. Try to remove the excess mold and mildew by wiping it off or sweeping it off.

Urine stains and odor

  1. Blot the excess fluid as much as possible.
  2. Using the oxy-clean type cleaners, or those that say they remove the stains (of which there are many), spray the stain and methodically blot it.
  3. Once dry, shake baking soda over it, let it set over night and vacuum it the next day.

Removing stains caused by colored drinks.

  1. Although impossible to remove entirely, you can alleviate the degree of the stain by using citrus cleaner and/or vinegar to lessen it.
  2. Many drink stains are soluble in isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol). Alcohol will also carry the stain further, so blot with a clean absorbent cloth soaked in isopropyl alcohol, rather than pouring it on the stain.
  3. Mattress manufacturers and dry cleaners will also have information on removing stains, or provide a service for a fee.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Modern Bed – Choosing The Right One

BusinessIt is normal to dream to have a bedroom that is very comfortable to stay in. With the availability of the different accessories and furnishings out in the market, you will be able to make your bedroom more comfortable and inviting.

One of the most important furniture that you must have with your bedroom is the modern bed. With the different styles and variety that are available out in the market, you can be sure that you will be able to create an inviting ambiance for your bedroom.

Now one of the most popular choices in the market is that modern bed that has platform bed frames. These beds are not very high but a little bit above the ground. Most of these beds have simple and single mattress. It has no spring boxes.

Like any other bed, these beds comes in different sizes like the twin, queen, full and kind size but there is a California King that is frequently offered to those people who are tall or for those people who want extra room.

Modern beds are also available in different finishes. There are different materials that you can use in for you bed such as woods, metals or steel and finishes can be stained, painted, fully upholstered or with drawers built into it. Headboards and footboards are also optional. The general structure of your bed really depends on your personal specifications.

When it comes to style modern beds are very flexible. You can create your own deign y using different linens. You can use comforters, pillows shams and throw pillows that will work nicely in any combination. Whatever style that you want for your bed it is all up to you.

In choosing your own modern bed it is important that you have to be cautious with all the available design n style that are out in the market it will be stressful on your part to choose the right one. In choosing the design, it will be safe to choose the one that will appropriate with the next ten years. With all the designs and other show rooms in your local area, you can check out all the available designs. But due to the numerous styles and designs that are available, you have to spare your time and effort when doing the search. It is also important that you have to be patient when searching s that you will end up with the right bed. Then it will be better if you are going to do the search on the internet.

Allison Ayson
Modern Bed

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