What is a natural disinfectant for mattress?

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asked May 26, 2023 in laundry/Cleaning by Nirvvanna (620 points)
What is a natural disinfectant for mattress?

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answered May 26, 2023 by 2021sucked (40,120 points)
A natural disinfectant for a mattress is vinegar and baking soda.

If you can't put your mattress out in the sun and fresh air, baking soda is the next best thing.

Sprinkle a layer over the entire top of the mattress and leave for several hours (or better yet, apply before an overnight trip).

Sprinkling baking soda all over the mattress and spraying some vinegar over the mattress can help to disinfect, deodorize and clean a mattress.

You can sanitize and disinfect your mattress using natural household cleaners or a commercial spray meant to disinfect sweat stains and kill germs.

It's best to avoid sprays and solutions that contain bleach as this can damage the mattress fibers.

You can also spray an enzyme cleaner on the mattress.

You can steam clean a mattress which will also help disinfectant the mattress as well.

Vacuum the mattress first, run the steam cleaner across the whole surface of the mattress then allow it to dry.

You can also use some vinegar and baking soda to deodorize a mattress quickly.

Also if possible place the mattress outside in the sunshine as the sunshine and fresh air can help get rid of odors and freshen the mattress.

You can use vinegar and baking soda to clean a mattress as well as deodorize a mattress and also helps get rid of urine smells.

Just mix one part vinegar to two parts of water in a spray bottle and then spray it onto your mattress and then sprinkle some baking soda on the mattress as well to help eliminate odors even better.

You can also use an upholstery cleaner machine to deep clean the mattress and remove urine and other odors.

You should deep clean your mattress every 6 months.

Of course, if you spill something on your mattress, you should clean it immediately before the stain sets in.

Using a quality mattress protector will reduce the need to clean your mattress as frequently.

Deodorizing is when you get rid of odors from stains, spills, allergens, sweat, dirt, dust mites, and more.

It's a good idea to deodorize your mattress at least once every 6 months.

If you experience frequent night sweats, you may want to consider deodorizing even more often.

Mattresses should be replaced every 8 to 10 years due to wear and tear and for hygiene as well.

Mattresses overtime collect bodily fluids that soak into the mattress making the mattress gross so replace your mattress at least every 10 years for hygiene purposes alone.

You can help keep your mattress cleaner by using a mattress protector that you can take off and wash so you may be able to extend the life of your mattress with a mattress protector but either way the mattress should be replaced 10 years and it should certainly be replaced after 12 to 15 years.

I replace my mattress every 10 years and get a new bedroom set as well during that time.

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