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Mattress Cleaning: Best Practice

If you have never considered calling a cleaning service in Dubai to clean your mattress, now is the time. A mattress can accumulate dirt, dust, dead skin and dust mites over the years and can get dirty, discolored, stained and grimy. If you do not wish to change your expensive mattress every few years, you should consider sending it to a professional cleaning service to be cleaned. Though the mattress companies would like you to think that the only way out of sleeping with the dust mites is getting a new mattress, it does sound a bit of an expensive way to deal with a common problem that happens to all of us.

Dust mites are tiny microscopic insects that come in to our beds through our clothing or pets. They then penetrate through the sheets and make themselves at home in your mattress. They love the humidity your body provides as you sleep and feed off the dead skin that flakes off our bodies constantly. So, your mattress is the best place it can have to create a colony and thrive. So, if you are sufficiently disgusted, I need not tell you about the allergies that these tiny living things can cause. The question now remains how to clean a mattress effectively enough to get rid of those critters.

How to Keep your Mattress Clean

The first thing you can do to keep your mattress clean is to keep it covered with a decent mattress cover. You get some very good ones that are allergen-proof and prevent the dust from getting into the mattress. Thus keeping the dust and the mites trapped between the sheets and the covers for you to vacuum them off.

That brings us to the second step. Vacuum your mattress regularly. Ideally, every time you change your sheets, vacuum the mattress and clean it with a disinfectant.

Third step is to keep flipping your mattress over. This can only be done on mattresses that are double sided. The constant flipping keeps the mites at bay by taking away their comfort zone and easy meals.

While you are vacuuming and flipping your mattress, you may want to check for spills and stains and deal with them.

These spills and stains as well as leaked bodily fluids cause bacteria and mould to grow on the mattress making them unhygienic. Use appropriate stain removers to clean the mattress. You should check the manufacturer’s instructions. Or, you could use baking soda and lemon juice paste to remove the stains and deodorize the mattress. Every few months leave your mattress out in the sun. The heat of Dubai sun combines with the UV rays, will disinfect and dehumidify your mattress like nothing else can making it smell crisp and fresh.

If you are reading this article too late and your mattresses hasn’t had any TLC in several years, you can start by calling a professional cleaning service and get them to do the once over before you continue the above suggestions. Even if you have done all that is mentioned above, still, getting a professional to clean your mattress once every few years is not a bad idea. You will be glad that you did it as it will increase the life of your mattress and make it look clean and smell fresh always.