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.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

King Size Pocket Sprung Mattresses Are Gaining Popularity

King size pocket sprung mattresses and sophistication go together. Pocket sprung mattresses is mostly used along with other materials such as memory foam and latex to make comfortable mattresses. In the UK, people like to go for divans that come with king size pocket sprung mattresses. King size pocket sprung mattresses give cushioning effect to the sleeper. They consist of different layers of springs for better comfort.
King size pocket sprung mattresses last for long. For a couple of years, you don't need to worry at all. From durability point of view, the king size pocket sprung mattresses are considered a good option. These mattresses give your back just the right support. After having a long working day, you are stressed. You may be aching all over, especially your back. In such a state, when you go home and don't get the right support for your back, it will become difficult for you to fall asleep.

In the king size pocket sprung mattresses, each of the layers is made up of a different fabric. The greater will be the springs in the king size pocket sprung mattress, the more comfort and support it will provide. These mattresses have a proper circulation of air. Free flow of air maintains the freshness of the mattress and you derive pleasure sleeping on it.

King size pocket sprung mattresses are the most widely sold innerspring mattresses. They offer everything - such as the airiness of mattress, comfort, support to spine, elegant looks etc. It is due to these reasons that these mattresses are enjoying high demand among people. King size pocket sprung mattresses take the charge of your health and ensure you sound sleep during the night time.

To make these mattresses, pocketed springs are taken and pulled together so as to form the pattern of honeycomb, which gives it a great look. The springs of the mattress contract and expand depending on the pressure exerted by the person sitting on the mattress. Even the shape of the person leads to compression or expansion of the springs.

In making them, around 1500-2000 springs are used to create various layers of the mattress. It is a rejuvenating experience to sleep on king size procket sprung mattresses. They relax the body completely and soothe each and every muscle. These mattresses make a good choice especially in homes where the base of bed is not comfortable to provide you support.
When one of the layers of king size pocket sprung mattress is made of visco-elastic foam, it makes your sleeping experience more pleasurable as memory foam has the ability to adjust itself perfectly according to the shape of your body. To conclude with, pocket sprung mattresses are indeed worth investing money in.

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