Can I wash my mattress cover? Experts give advice

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Wash your bedding regularly – it accumulates sebum, sweat, germs, and bacteria daily. Don't forget about the mattress and mattress cover, which require special care.

Experts told us about the best way to clean mattress covers. They can be washed in a machine – but there are certain nuances.

Step-by-step instructions

Olivia Young, a cleaning expert at Astonish, advises using a mild detergent that is specially formulated for cleaning and disinfecting. Avoid harsh chemicals and bleaches, as they can damage the fibers.

First of all, read the mattress cover washing tips usually found on the labels.

It is also worth pre-treating stains using a quality cleaner or environmentally friendly ingredients available: salt, baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice. Baking soda, for example, will help keep your mattress clean and fresh as it absorbs moisture and deodorizes unpleasant odors. Baking soda is a great weapon against dust mites.

Next, place the mattress cover in the machine and turn on the delicate cycle at a low temperature (30°C or lower).

You can use special laundry balls to prevent the soft mattress cover from losing its shape.

Rinse the mattress cover thoroughly and dry it completely – preferably in the fresh air.

Can I wash my mattress cover? Experts give advice

How often should a mattress be cleaned

It all depends on the frequency of use and personal preference, but the standard rule of thumb is to clean your mattress cover every 3-6 months.

In the hot summer months, the frequency of washing should be increased.

By the way, OBOZ.UA told you that steam cleaning is one of the most effective ways to remove allergens. Steam cleaning is also a good option to get rid of dust mites and bed bugs, as no pest can tolerate high temperatures.

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