If you don’t have a mattress pad to cover your mattress, chances are your mattress will be stained in just a few months of use. Mattresses are very easy to get stained. Some of the common stains are usually from sweat, blood,and urine. And these are pretty hard to remove especially when left unclean in a long period of time.
So it’s always better to remedy these stains right off the bat when they’re still fresh and easy to remove. There are several ways you can do to remove mattress stains. You can hire a professional mattress cleaning service; you can invest on professional mattress stain removal equipment, or simply DIY using some natural and readily available home remedies.
Take a look at some of these inexpensive but very effective solutions to your stained mattresses.
- Salt and club soda: This combination is best for fresh stains. It is very simple yet effective. All you need to do is wet and rub the club soda in the fabric and covering it with salt right after. Leave it for a couple of hours and you will notice the salt change in color. This means that the salt is absorbing the stain from the mattress over time.
- Borax: Boric acid has been used widely in almost all sort of cleaning. And it works well with cleaning and removing mattress stains too. Simply create a paste by mixing borax and water. Spread and rub it in the mattress stain and leave it for an hour. Brush it off once the borax powder dry. If a few stains persist, scrub it with a soap using a brush. Pat dry using a clean towel and this shall finish off the remaining stain.
- Dish soap and water The same with the salt and club soda combination, this too is effective for a stain that has not dried yet. Scrub the stain with a mixture of dish soap and water until the stain come off. Dry the spot with a clean towel to absorb moisture back. For better drying, you might need to dry it out under the heat of the sun.
- Bleach This is only recommended for white mattresses. Bleach is a great way to use for hard to get stains. Grab towels that you won’t mind get bleached. Remember to wear gloves to protect yourself. Also, since this is quite a dangerous technique, you have to be extra careful. Dab a little bleach on the area with a wet towel. Once you remove the stain, make sure to always use a clean towel to dry it out.
- Salt and lemon juice This combination is widely used for cleaning purposes. And when it comes to cleaning your mattress, this combination works great. Make a paste of these two readily available ingredients. Simply apply it to the stain and leave it for an hour. You can brush and vacuum the spot right after.
- Hydrogen peroxide with cream of tartar Just like the previous procedures, mix both ingredients and make a paste. Apply directly to the stain and let it dry. Vacuum once the paste dries and repeat the process if there are remnants until you get back its original state. Take note, that this procedure uses hydrogen peroxide which can bleach your mattress. Only use this for white mattresses.
Getting a professional cleaning service is still the safest and most effective way to remove mattress stains. However, if you are experiencing some financial difficulties, and for small inevitable stain accidents these inexpensive do it yourself procedures will help you with a quick cleaning remedy.
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