Steps on How to Disinfect a Mattress at Home 

How often do you clean your mattress? If you’re like most people, plausibly rarely…or ever. Actually, it’s very important to disinfect a mattress regularly. Humans shed approximately 1.5 grams of skin per day. That amount can feed about 1 million dust mites. Your mattress alone could be home to 10 million dust mites, as per the report of The American Council on Science and Health. Moreover, these insects are also a major contributor to allergy problems.

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Regular cleaning is essential but apart from this, it is also important to keep your mattress investment fresh by disinfecting and sanitizing to ensure the best and most healthy sleep. Do you know how to disinfect a mattress? No worries here we have shared tips and a list of things you need to disinfect a mattress. 

Thing You Will Need

  1. Steam Machine
  2. Anti-bacterial spray
  3. Vodka
  4. Ultraviolet Light

  Disinfecting Process For Mattress

  1. Steam CleaningDust mites are not visible to a human naked eye but can be felt in itchy eyes and runny nose. To deal with these allergens, you need some hot steam. Additionally, you may need someone to help to lift and to move the mattress as you clean.
  • Eliminate as much topical dust and dander as by vacuuming well using the crevice tools to get into every nook and cranny of the mattress top and sides. 
  • Rent a commercial steamer and run the steam cleaner over the mattress surface. Just get every inch of surface evenly using a short burst of steam. 
  • After the steam cleaning, make sure the entire mattress is dry making it up and sleep on it. Ventilate the room and turn on a fan to speed up the drying process.
  1. Antibacterial Cleaners

Antibacterial cleaners are exactly what they mean – they are specially developed to eliminate and prevent harmful bacteria. So, when picking a spray or solution make sure that it is not bleached as this can wreck the mattress fibers and covering. If you are using a liquid cleaner, then follow instructions mixing it with the proper amount of water advised. Place the liquid solution into a spray bottle. 

  • You need to vacuum the bed surface thoroughly to eliminate as much dust and allergens as possible. 
  • Spray your disinfectant solution or antibacterial spray lightly over all the surfaces of your mattress (including top, bottom, and sides). Now dip a clean cloth in warm water and ring it out as much as possible to wipe down all surfaces after they have been sprayed totally.  
  • Make sure that the mattress is dry before you use it. 
  1. Vodka

You might be shocked, how to disinfect a mattress with vodka? But yes, vodka is a great disinfectant not only for your mattress but also for the skin. The best thing is you need not spend lots of money buying the expensive one since all vodkas will work the same when used for sanitizing. 

  • Before using vodka, make sure that all the mattress surfaces have been completely vacuumed, and the mattress is dirt and particles free. 
  • Now pour the vodka into a spray bottle and then lightly spray to cover all surfaces of the mattress (without soaking).
  • Once done, allow the mattress to dry completely before using it. 

Note: You can disinfect mattress with white vinegar and baking soda as an alternative option to Vodka.

  1. Ultraviolet Light

If you are suffering from intense allergies and need extra sanitizing, then you need to hire an expert in cleaning mattresses. These professionals have special commercial-grade machines and equipment made to attack specific allergens. Apart from steam cleaning, you can use ultraviolet radiation, as it is harmful to microorganisms. The UV light breaks the DNA of the germ causing it to stop reproducing and die.  

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These were the step on how to disinfect a mattress. If you have questions, you can get in touch with our technicians at 951-688-7777. Ultra Shine Cleaning Services professionals are always ready to help you and provide the best mattress cleaning in Riverside and nearby areas. 

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