Few people know that due to the accumulation of life-saving products of dust mites and residues of dead skin cells, any new mattress becomes 2 times heavier after 10 years of use. And on all this you lie every day! Agree, it sounds disgusting. But the situation can be corrected.
If this information does not hurt you, you should also learn that every night the mattress on average absorbs 8.11 oz of human sweat, and in bed you spend 1/3 of your life.
We talked about the dirty mattress not badly, after clearing it from dust, microbes and mites, you can alleviate the allergic symptoms and prevent the occurrence of common diseases. This is especially true for those people who bought an old mattress.
How to clean a mattress?
And although you can not make a mattress sterile at home, paying attention to it 4 times a year, you can maintain your bed in cleanliness and proper sanitary and hygienic conditions.
Preparation for cleaning
Make a solution of 1 cup of warm water and 1⁄2 cup of oxygen bleach. Soak in it a piece of clean cloth, squeeze well and remove all dust and dirt accumulated in the joints of the mattress. Then allow it to dry completely.
Use a wide brush to clean the main mattress area, middle for end faces and a crack for removing dirt along the edges. Forget to vacuum the mattress on both sides.
If you find spots on the mattress, gently dampen them with a cloth dipped in hydrogen peroxide, and then make a home remedy for spotting by mixing 1⁄4 cups of dish washing liquid with one tablespoon of water. In this way, you will have a capacity full of air foam, which you need to put with a blade on contaminated areas, avoiding the hit of the liquid. Allow the foam to settle, then wipe the stain with a soft brush or sponge soaked in soapy water.
In order not to wet the mattress inside and not leave it ugly breaks, try to use as little liquid as possible during cleaning. Clean contaminated areas with well-squeezed cloths or sponges. And never use dry chemicals as they can be toxic.
Removing unpleasant odors
If the mattress smelled badly, it can be fixed with vodka. Pour 2 cups of the cheapest vodka into a bottle with a spray gun, scatter all surfaces of the mattress on both sides and allow it to dry out in the fresh air.
Getting rid of dust mites
Studies conducted at Alexandria University in Egypt have proved that essential oils of cloves and eucalyptus help to quickly get rid of dust mites. Pour 1 liter of water into a bottle, add 20 drops of any of these essential oils, scatter all over the mattress on both sides and let it dry completely before putting it on the bed.
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