Did you know that you can use the popular and effective carpet steam cleaning method in Adelaide for a range of other items? Mattresses in particular can be refreshed and rejuvenated to feel like new after a quick steam cleaning treatment.
There is nothing like the feeling of a new mattress. It’s bouncy, clean and soft. We wash our sheets every few weeks but we never really wash our mattress. Sheets only protect the mattress to a certain extent, and it is still vulnerable to getting dirty just as sheets are. There is no cover that can be taken off and no obvious method of cleaning the big clunky thing, so most people just do the sheets and that is it.
The first step is to vacuum your mattress. This removes a lot of the surface dirt that might simply be resting there. Importantly, it prevents any loose dirt from staining when moisture is added later on in the cleaning process. Make sure that the nozzle you use for the vacuum cleaner is freshly cleaned. Use the upholstery attachment for the best result. If you would like to deodorise your mattress, some home remedies swear by the use of baking sodas as a natural deodoriser. All you have to do is sift some over your mattress, leave for a few minutes, and then vacuum up again. A couple of drops of essential oil such as rosehip or lavender don’t hurt if you enjoy the fragrance in your room.
Stain cleaning a mattress can be tricky, because mattresses are not great at dealing with moisture. It is not easy to soak up excess moisture, so the key is to attend to a stain as soon as it occurs, and go easy with the moist cloth. Dab at it with a cloth dampened with cool water first before switching to a dry cloth to soak up the water. Heat sets stains of this type, so stick to cold water only for the best results. If you get to the stain quickly, use a combination of cold water, baking soda and salt to gently lift the stain. Rub the paste onto the affected area, leave for half an hour, and then brush off the residue and dab away the excess with a damp cloth. Always use as little liquid as possible. Start with less and gradually use more if the stain requires it.
Next comes the deeper, steam clean. Double check the product instructions that this is acceptable, as not all mattresses are suited to this method and it could end up doing more harm than good. The drying time after a steam clean of your mattress will vary. Floors can dry in a few short hours, but mattresses can take anywhere from two to six hours. Steam cleaning is a great idea to clean out all of the particles that have settled in your mattress. A mattress that is not cleaned can begin to smell, look unsightly, and not to mention be a bad idea for asthmatics or those with allergies.
Cleaning your mattress is a big job and requires some preparation so that there will be enough drying time before you next want to use it. It might be a good idea to incorporate this job into your wider spring cleaning routine so that you don’t neglect it. If the thought of cleaning the whole house is more than you can bear, then you might like to consider getting some professional cleaning assistance.
For all of your quality carpet steam cleaning services in Adelaide, please contact Master Class Carpet Cleaning.