It’s that time of year again! Time to deck the halls and prepare for visiting friends and family. Have you scheduled and time to freshen a mattress for holiday guests? If you haven’t yet, continue reading to learn why this is an essential part of holiday hosting.
Mattresses are investments that require regular maintenance and care. When did you last clean your mattress? If you’re like most, you’ve either never tried to clean the mattress or perhaps you have vacuumed it once in the time you have owned it.
Unfortunately, the mattress is a hotspot for bacteria, mites, allergens, and nasty stains. No matter how often you wash and replace your sheets and covers, nothing eliminates odor, stains, and debris, like an in-depth cleaning from Professional Carpet Systems.
Luckily, there are plenty of routine cleaning tasks you can implement. However, if you have owned the bed for a few years and have yet to start a consistent cleaning routine, it’s best to call in the pros for a thorough treatment.
In the meantime, get familiar with the regular mattress maintenance you can complete on your own:
- Vacuum the surface
- Absorb stains and spills immediately
- Avoid having drinks or food in bed
- Keep pets out to prevent pet dander build-up
- Shower before crawling into bed
- Get a quality mattress protector
- Regularly wash the sheets, covers, and mattress protector
- Flip your mattress about every three months
Freshen a Mattress for Holiday Guests
Freshening a mattress for holiday guests is a great place to start. Use the following five tips to make your bed good as new.
1 | Vacuum the Mattress
Vacuuming your mattress regularly is one of the best ways to keep it clean and properly maintained. Dirt, dead skin cells, dust, sand, pet dander, and other debris accumulate on the surface of your mattress as time goes on. These materials can cause allergic reactions, grow mold, and promote bacteria.
Use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum to get in all the dips and crevasses. And don’t forget to vacuum the mattress’s foundation, like the bed frame or box spring. Furthermore, cleaning the hose of your vacuum before using it to clear the surface of your bed is essential. You use your vacuum to clean up nasty messes, and you certainly don’t want the bacteria and germs to transfer from the hose to the mattress.
2 | Remove Odors on a Mattress for Holiday Guests
It’s typical for a mattress to absorb odors, and it’s even more common for the person sleeping in it to be completely unaware. You often only realize your bed has a foul odor once it’s brought to your attention by a guest. Before this embarrassing moment happens to you, freshen your mattress for holiday guests by deodorizing it with baking soda.
All you need to do is sprinkle a light layer of baking soda onto the bed’s surface and allow it to sit for about 30 minutes to an hour. Ordinary baking soda is an excellent odor remover. You can use it to eliminate pungent shoe odors, carpet smells, and so much more. After the baking soda sits for some time, remove it with the upholstery attachment on your vacuum.
Before dusting the baking soda on the surface of the mattress, try adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil to it. Then, allow the baking soda to sit and vacuum it up. Because you use essential oil, you don’t only get to enjoy an odorless bed. But you’ll be immersed in a sweet aroma for the next few nights, making your mattress feel extra clean and refreshed.
3 | Attacking Stains on Your Mattress
No one wants to sleep on a stained mattress. So, treat your holiday guests right by trying to remove unsightly stains from beverage spills, sweat, or even blood or urine. The best way to tackle a stain is to clean it up before it has time to set. In other words, as soon as the spill or accident occurs, grab the cleaning supplies, and get to work!
When addressing a stain before it sets, use a microfiber cloth to absorb the liquid first. Dab the affected area by applying light pressure rather than rubbing the material into the surface. Dampen the cloth with cold water and avoid hot water because it can cause some stains to set and become permanent.
Once you have removed the excess moisture, create a paste using salt, baking soda, and a few drops of cold water. Smear the mixture onto the spot and allow it to sit for about 30 minutes. By this time, the baking soda paste should be dry, and you can brush it off or vacuum it up. If necessary, remove any leftover residue with a damp cloth, then allow the area to dry completely.
If the stain is extra stubborn or has had plenty of time to set, you’ll want to use a store-bought stain remover. Suppose you still have trouble removing a stain on your mattress. In that case, it may be time to call in the professionals with the industry’s top chemicals and treatment methods.
4 | Avoid Excess Liquids
One of the biggest mistakes people make when attempting to clean their mattress using DIY methods is using too much liquid. Mattresses made from sensitive materials, like memory foam, react poorly to excess liquid and take hours or never fully dry.
So, if you have a steam cleaner or a similar device, avoid using it on your mattress. It may be tempting to take a shortcut, but in most cases, it only ruins the material or worsens matters.
There is a way to deep clean your mattress without adverse effects—contact your local professionals. Hiring a skilled and experienced team with the right equipment is the best way to clean a mattress thoroughly.
5 | Allow the Mattress Plenty of time to Dry
Finally, give your mattress plenty of time to dry before replacing the sheets and covers. It helps to drag the mattress to a sunny spot in your home. UV light not only dries the surface faster, but it also kills bacteria!
Furthermore, you can use fans or open windows for more airflow. Whatever you do, ensure the mattress is fully dry before calling the task complete.
Freshen a Mattress for Holiday Guests with Professional Mattress Cleaning
Especially if you clean your mattress sparingly, getting it as fresh as you’d like it to be is challenging. If you struggle to thoroughly refresh your mattress for holiday guests, give Professional Carpet Systems a call. We know how to handle stubborn odors, stains, and debris!
Why Choose a Professional Team to Clean Your Mattress?
When you hire professionals to clean your mattress, you have peace of mind knowing it is as fresh as possible. The holidays can be very busy with all the family gatherings, your children’s school events, work parties, and more. Scheduling a mattress cleaning service is a massive time-saver for this chaotic season.
What To Expect From a Professional Mattress Cleaning
Here’s what you can expect with the skilled team at Professional Carpet Systems treats your mattress:
STEP 1 | A textile cleaning specialist will arrive at your home and assess the mattress’s condition. This includes identifying stubborn stains and other problem areas to create an in-depth and personalized treatment plan before getting started.
STEP 2 | Then, we will start with pre-treating the surface of the mattress to loosen the solidified dirt and debris within the fibers.
STEP 3 | Next, the specialist will use unique methods to remove the solid debris from the mattress. PowerRinse is a treatment exclusive to Professional Carpet System methods. It removes the dead skin, dirt, and dust from the fibers using minimal water and a high-flow extractor.
STEP 4 | After the extraction, our experts treat all surfaces, including the box spring, with our one-of-a-kind anti-allergen plant-based disinfectant spray. This patented treatment removes all bacteria and dust mites from the material.
STEP 5 | Finally, we use Scotchgard for long-lasting protection against bacteria and other allergens. The mattress is then set on protective paper to dry thoroughly before completing our service.
The specialist will return for a post-inspection to ensure our cleaning was to your satisfaction.
About Professional Carpet Systems
Professional Carpet Systems has proudly served the Tampa Bay area for many years. We are the deep-cleaning experts you can trust. Even better, we are skilled in many areas besides mattress cleaning. Our team treats tile flooring, carpets, upholstery, and more. Contact Professional Carpet Systems today to discover how we can serve you!