You will be spending a lot of time sleeping. At the very least, your direct exposure to your mattress can go for as long as 7 hours. That being said, you have to make sure that your mattress is clean all the time.
If you have pets at home, they are more likely to leave dirt and pet dander on your mattress, thereby increasing the chance for molds, bacteria and germs to appear. It is imperative that you find ways to get your mattress cleaned.
Cost of Hiring Professionals
Hiring professionals might be easier but it can be costly especially if you are dealing with pee stains or similar problems. They will have to disinfect the bed or treat it with anti allergen cleaning treatments.
The price of cleaning a small mattress, bunk bed or a cot is usually at $60. Single to double mattress usually has a price range of $70-$80. A queen size mattress costs around $90 and a king size bed at $100. We are talking about full mattress cleaning here. If you need only to have the top or the sides cleaned, you are looking in on spending more than $30.
Buying Your Own Cleaning Materials
Spending that much money on hiring professionals to clean your mattress can bust the bank. This is true especially when you have to periodically clean your bed. Cleaning the mattress doesn’t require that much time and effort so you might as well consider doing it yourself. Buy your own cleaning materials and spend some time during the weekends to clean your bed.
You will need a stain remover, an anti allergen spray or a disinfectant, brush or sponge, some towels and a hair dryer or an electric fan. Apply the stain remover on the affected areas and leave it there for a few hours or until the stains are completely gone. While waiting, you can do your other chores.
If the stains have loosened up, you can apply a bit of the stain remover again and brush it or use the sponge to get rid of the stain completely. Wipe it with an absorbent cloth and proceed with the anti allergen spray. Spray it liberally on the surface of the mattress. Let it dry completely. If you have a vacuum cleaner, use it to vacuum the surface of the bed. Let it dry using a hair dryer or an electric fan.
There are a lot of inexpensive stain removers out there. A bottle costs around $10. An anti allergen spray might cost about $20.