A few tips to remove stubborn stains from mattresses, you must know
How to Remove Dry Urine Stains
If you find a urine stain that has previously gone unnoticed, don’t fret. Create this simple solution and try it on the stain:
- Gently mist the stained area with plain water until just slightly damp.
- Mix one cup of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide with three tablespoons of baking soda and a few drops of dishwashing liquid in a spray bottle.
- Mist that solution over the stain, and gently brush with a soft scrub brush or old toothbrush until the stain is gone.
- Mist the cleaned area with fresh water and blot with an absorbent towel.
- Optional essential oil added if the smell of urine is really strong (lavender can be so soothing!)
How to Remove Blood Stains
Banish blood with the technique above, making sure that the water and cleaning solution are both cold (hot will set the stain in for good!)
- Mix 50/50 cold water and distilled white vinegar in a spray bottle.
- Blot any blood that’s still wet up with a clean rag (again, don’t rub anything into the mattress)
- Spray the bloodstain with this mixture and leave for about 30 minutes or until it’s dried
- Continue to blot with a dry, clean towel and repeat if necessary
How to Remove Fresh Coffee, Tea And Wine Stains
Try to treat the stain as soon as you notice it
you can undo a lot of the initial damage by blotting the spillage away as soon as it occurs, dabbing cold water on the area and sprinkling a generous layer of salt over it to absorb the liquid.
How To Keep Your Mattress Clean For Longer
- If you want mattress stains to be a thing of the past, consider using a waterproof mattress protector. This is the best ways to prevent spills and accidents from becoming mattress stains.
- At a minimum, you should clean the mattress every six months. However, if you have the time, clean it thoroughly every three months. If there's a stain, treat it immediately to avoid setting.
- Change the sheets at least once a week to prevent dead skin—and its ramifications, such as dust mites—from building up on the bed.
- Regularly use a vacuum with a HEPA filter on the mattress to suck up dust mites, using the crevice tool to get into tight spots. To get rid of odors, sprinkle baking soda on the mattress first and let it sit for 10 minutes.
- Flip your mattress every three months.