How to Maintain Your Mattress
You spend a large proportion of your life asleep, so taking care of your mattress should be a huge priority. Surprisingly though, many people seem to overlook maintaining this essential piece of homeware and more often than not, are guilty of neglecting it’s upkeep. What many don’t realise is just how big a hotbed for germs and bacteria your mattress is. Even if your sheets feel clean, lurking under them are millions of germs and bacteria living in your mattress. The cleanliness of your mattress can have a huge impact on your life, affecting not just your health but your quality of sleep. If you're looking for mattress cleaning services in Perth contact us.
Thankfully, there are a few easy steps to make sure your mattress is kept in good condition.
1 .Clean Bedware
The dirtiest thing in your bed, is usually you. During the night we naturally lose skin and sweat that become embedded in our sheets. Dust mites live off them, so it’s important to keep them to a minimum. To reduce the amount that makes its way into your mattress you should look to wash your bedding at least twice a week. If you shower before bed you’re less likely to shed so much, so in that case you can reduce it to once a week.
2 .A Mattress Cover
As well as washing your bedding regularly, you can add another layer of protection in the form of a mattress cover. This will not only help keep the mattress clean, but will hopefully protect you from allergens lurking in your mattress that could irritate you during the night. Make sure to regularly wash this too as you would be surprised how quickly it can become dirty.
3. Flip It
It’s not just cleanliness that important, you should also consider the upkeep of your mattress. Every six months it’s a good idea to change your mattress’ positioning, so you’re not just putting stress and strain on one area. Flip it lengthways so the bottom of the underside of the mattress now becomes where you sleep. You’re less likely to get an oddly-shaped mattress this way.
4. A Deep Clean
At least twice a year you should have your mattress deep cleaned to remove as much dirt and grime as possible. It’s not the easiest item in your home to clean as the dust mites and bacteria can’t be seen by the naked eye. Chem Dry Express provides a professional service that thoroughly cleans your mattress and removed any unwelcomed visitors that might be lurking there.
If you want to use a cleaning agent, use a powder-based cleaner. You need to keep the mattress as dry as possible, as moisture will cause mold and mildew.
5. Keep Things Clean
We can’t avoid accidents and we all know whether it’s food, an animal invasion or human error, at some point your mattress is going to get a big stain on it. So what should you do? Firstly, it’s important to remove the stain as quickly as possible. You want to prevent the dirt seeping through your bedware and into the fabric, which is much harder to remove. As moisture will cause mold and mildew blot the area to remove as moisture and used a powdered stain remover.
6. Know When To Move On
A good mattress, well cared for, will last around 10 years. Any time after that and you should consider getting a new one. It’s not just for hygiene reasons, it’s your health too. A mattress in poor condition can affect your health in a number of different ways, from poor posture to sleepless night and an increase in allergies.