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What's the best way to keep your mattress clean?
It's a simple matter of hygiene - keep your mattress clean and not only should your health benefit, but you might extend the life of your mattress.
When your new mattress is delivered, it will come with a set of care instructions. You should always read these carefully and keep them somewhere safe so that you can refer to them at a later date. The instructions will almost certainly include advice on cleaning. There are several ways you can help to keep your mattress clean.
Airing is fantastically good for your mattress. Dust mites think that your mattress is a perfect home, but cool air and light are exactly the opposite of their ideal conditions. Air your mattress as soon as it is delivered, always turn back your covers in the morning, rather than making the bed, and when you change the bed, leave the mattress to air for at least 30 minutes.
Carefully done, vacuuming can help to remove dust and debris from your mattress. You do need to be careful though, because heavy-handed vacuuming could damage the ticking, or outer covering of your mattress. This not only compromises the support that the mattress can give you but may also invalidate your guarantee or warranty. Vacuuming will not remove dust mites, but it will remove the dust and dead skin that they live on. Use a hand-held vacuum, or soft attachment to give your mattress a quick vacuum when you change your bedding.
The fabrics, materials and fillings used to make your mattress have been carefully selected and combined to provide you with a quality product. The last thing you want to do is damage that product by scrubbing or using strong cleaning solutions. Most stains on your mattress can be removed by cleaning with a gentle solution and warm water. Never soak the mattress, attempt to dry-clean it or take a harsh brush or cleaner to it. This will only damage your mattress and reduce its effectiveness.
There are companies who specialise in cleaning mattresses. You really only need professional help if you have had a serious problem with your mattress. Before you commit to a professional clean, find out what it involves and how much it will cost. If it's cheaper to buy a new mattress, then do so.
MattressNextDay is probably the largest mattress superstore on the internet. Selling a wide range of mattresses from leading manufacturers, we can offer quality mattresses at fantastic prices. Our next day delivery service is free or, if you prefer, you can select your own delivery date. Take a look at our range of mattresses now at www.mattressnextday.co.uk, or call us on 0333 0069 769 for more information.