How to Clean a Mattress
Between dead skin cells, dust mites, accidents and more, mattresses, mattress pads and mattress covers can get downright gross. Stains on the surface of your mattress can be unsightly and smelly if left untreated. Rather than spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a new mattress every few years, you can freshen your mattress and leave it smelling fresh by cleaning it with Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner.
Spot cleaning issue? No problem. Larger stains? Simple Green has you covered - plus it can be added to a carpet cleaning machine for a deep clean. A carpet cleaning extraction machine is great for removing dust mites, dead skin cells and dirt from your mattresses. If you don't own one, they can be rented from your local hardware store.
- Remove any solids and absorb any liquid with a paper towel.
- Mix 1 oz. of Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner per 1 cup of warm water (a 1:8 ratio) in an empty spray bottle.
- Lightly spray the solution onto the stain. Do not oversaturate the mattress, as this can result in mold or mildew growth. Allow 1-2 minutes for the solution to penetrate the soil, without letting it dry.
- Gently rub and blot with a paper towel or damp cloth.
- Air dry before covering.
Bonus tip: Use a vacuum cleaner regularly to prevent dust build-up, and flip & rotate your mattress every 3 months to help it wear more evenly.
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