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3 Tips for Disinfecting the Bed

disinfecting the bed

The bedroom is where you start your day and where you end it. And now that you’re stuck at home, you might as well take the time to disinfect the bed.

Bed bugs and a variety of pathogens can be found on the blanket and the mattress. Making your bed every morning will surely make it more presentable but it doesn’t guarantee thorough cleaning.

So, let’s take a look at this guide for disinfecting your bed.

Wash your bedding

Before anything else, make sure to strip down your bed of all pillows, pillowcases, and sheets.

Have these cleaned in the washing machine? Set it on a hot wash and make sure to use normal detergent. To ensure the softness of your sheets, you can wash them in vinegar, baking soda, and water solution in the washing machine set to rinse for a full cycle.

Sanitize your mattress

Even if you find no visible stains or messes on your mattress, you’ll still need to make sure that it’s clean before putting your bed back the way it was.

If you plan on vacuuming, make sure to wear gloves and a dust mask to keep yourself safe. Make sure to get the corners and edges where dust and grime can gather.

Additionally, you can also take your mattress outside and leave it under the sun. This greatly helps in eliminating remaining pathogens while you vacuum. Once you’re done, make sure that your mattress dries itself in the sunlight before putting it back.

Get rid of foul odors

Odors are still a threat to your bed no matter how careful you are, and getting rid of them comes as a bonus to disinfecting the bed.

Baking soda is a great way to eliminate foul odors. Simply sprinkle some baking soda on the mattress. Leave the powder for an hour or two before vacuuming the fabric using low-suction. This way, you won’t have to worry about your bed smelling like sweat and morning breath anymore!

Need help with deep cleaning the bedroom? Look for a professional cleaning service for that and other areas around the house. Contact Clean House Services today for a cleaner and safer home!

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