How to Clean Mattress Stains Effectively?
Have you struggled in cleaning your mattress of blood, urine and vomit stains? Have you just given up and just left these stains because it was too much trouble to remove them?
If you answered “yes” to these questions, then our guide on how to clean mattress stains will be useful!
Mattress stains should ideally be removed as soon as these are made, it isn’t often possible for many reasons. You have to spend an hour or so on cleaning up the stains but it will be well worth the results – a cleaner and better-smelling mattress.
Steps Before and after Stain Removal
But before you can remove the mattress stains, you have to perform the following preparatory steps to get the best results. You will also make your life easier, thanks to the better organization.
After the mattress stains have been completely removed, your next steps will involve drying and protecting it from further stains.
Be sure to gather your cleaning supplies and tools in the same room where you will be cleaning the mattress. You don’t want to be running back and forth just getting supplies.
Remove Blood Stains from Mattress
Dried blood stains can be the devil to remove because of their high protein content. But with a 3-step process, these can be removed with a bit of elbow grease, so to speak.
First, you should remove as much dried blood as possible on the mattress.
You should repeat the process a few more times until you have removed as much of the bloodstain as possible. You will know when the first part is completed when the dry towel comes away nearly clean after blotting.
Second, you should clean the stain even when it appears like it has been removed. You will observe that there will be a faint reddish outline left even after several alternate wet and dry blotting.
You have several cleaning solutions to choose from, most of which have ingredients available in your home.
You can also buy a commercial enzyme cleaner or an oxygenated bleach. A few homemade cleaning solutions you can make include:
You can use one of these cleaning solutions in the following steps:
Blot the area with a clean towel. Let the mattress dry, as described above.
Remove Urine Stains from Mattress
Urine stains may not be as visually noticeable as bloodstains but their malodourous nature demands attention – and fast!
You can reapply the solution in case the urine stains rise up to the surface. You may think that a single application will adequate but it may not, especially when kids are concerned. You don’t want to be woken up in the middle of the night by a child complaining of the smells.
You and your family spend at least 6 hours in bed every night. You then deserve a clean, good-smelling, and hygienic mattress to sleep on – and this is where cleaning up the stains on it comes in.
You have to put in the time and effort into cleaning your mattress simply because it’s a must for your health.
We have to emphasize that these steps in how to clean mattress stains are only applicable to latex and innerspring mattresses, not to memory foam. Share the tips here so that your fellow mattress owners will also get relief from the stains on their beds!