Mattress Cleaning Tips
Mattress Cleaning Tips
With Winter snowstorms a thing of the past and our puffy jackets stashed away in our closets, it’s time to enjoy the warm Summer months here in Breckenridge with all the outdoor activities that you and your family love. From mountain biking, to kayaking, hiking, to climbing, unintentionally bringing nature… and dirt… indoors happens at your vacation rental. Although there are usual areas where mud and dust like to collect, there are also areas in your home that are a little less obvious but that deserve some attention in order to keep your rental clean and get that security deposit back at the end of the Summer. A weekly sheet change on our beds seems like part of the daily rhythm of life after a busy week of adventuring, but mattress cleaning in Breckenridge is one of the less obvious suspects that requires care and attention just like the other problem areas in your home. Sleeping 8-10 hours a day on your mattress means that sweat, oils, and dead skin cells collect on your mattress over time. Not only that, but without the proper care and attention and Breckenridge mattress cleaning, you just might be sharing your bed each night with dust mites, fungus, bacteria, and even mold which can cause health risks. Exclusive Cleaning and Restoration can give your mattresses a deep clean at the beginning and end of your stay in Breckenridge, but here are a few tips to maintain that freshness throughout your stay.
Watching a late night movie while eating popcorn means crumbs may collect in your bed; also skipping a shower every so often—which we all do once in awhile—guarantees that your mattress may have some extra dirt that doesn’t belong. The first step to clean your mattress is to give it a thorough vacuuming using an upholstery brush head to remove any dirt, debris and crumbs.
2. Spot Clean
In an ideal world, we would always clean up spills when they happen on a mattress but sometimes we can’t get to them in time. If your mattress does have stains, use upholstery shampoo to scrub out the stains. If you don’t have a factory made shampoo handy, you can make your own dry suds cleaner using a mixture of powdered dishwasher detergent and water. Using approximately 2-4 Tblsp of powder, mix in ½-1 cup of water using an electric hand blender or whisk to whip the solution to a frothy layer of suds. Scoop some of the mixture onto your mattress problem area, and scrub using a sponge till the stain is removed. If you have a tough stain—such as blood—that just doesn’t want to budge, blotting the area with hydrogen peroxide and then scrubbing the area well with a toothbrush should remove the stain.
Just as we use laundry detergent to make our sheets smell like they have been hanging outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine all day, its a good idea to give your mattress a treatment to remove any smells that may have accumulated over time. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, such as lavender, to a cup of baking soda and sprinkle generously over your mattress. After letting sit for around 15 minutes, vacuum the mattress once more, removing the baking soda.
4. Flip It
Although not necessary for all mattress (check your mattress’ manufacturer instructions) it’s usually a good idea to flip your mattress to even out wear. To do this, simply flip it side to side and top to bottom. Once it’s flipped, repeat steps 1-3 to vacuuming, spot cleaning and deodorizing the other side of the mattress.
5. Cover it
Lastly, to make your Breckenridge mattress cleaning an even simpler process, don’t forget to top your freshly cleaned mattress with a cover which will help prevent dirt, debris, oils and stains from landing directly on your mattress.
These steps are an easy at-home solution to maintain the freshness of your mattress in your Breckenridge rental home, but it’s a good idea at the beginning and end of your stay to have your mattress professionally cleaned in order to ensure you—and the next guests staying—are sleeping on cleanest mattress possible. Exclusive cleaning and Restoration takes care of your Breckenridge mattress cleaning needs by using a 2 step process that leaves your mattress “hygienically clean and fresh”. Give them a call today, and rest easy each night knowing that the only thing you have to worry about during your stay is enjoying your time in Summit county.