Mattresses can have problems of bad smells caused by the accumulation of bacteria or mould, which have grown thanks to the humidity and the presence of skin remains, fluids, etc.
Bad smells in the mattress can be a major problem in cases where there are babies or young children, or people with difficulties holding urine, because a possible loss on the mattress generates bad smells that persist and worsen in time.
How can we perform correct hygiene and disinfection of our mattress?
There are some important tips to keep in mind to do this right:
- It is recommended to air the mattress twice a year. The cover can also be washed at this time.
- It is advisable to vacuum the surface of the mattress.
- For proper hygiene, the mattress cover, if washable, should be washed in the washing machine at a high temperature. If the cover does not withstand temperature, it can be washed in cold water with Laundry Disinfectant – White Flowers in the wash, which eliminates bacteria, fungi and kills the root of the bad smells.
- To disinfect the inside of the mattress you can use a disinfecting spray such as Textile Disinfectant Deodorizer – Special Textiles, which eliminates both bad smells and the bacteria, fungi and viruses that may be present. Let it dry and then put on a clean sheet.
- In the case of urine losses on the mattress, this must be thoroughly cleaned by scrubbing with water and detergent, and removing the excess with a damp cloth to then let it dry. Once dry, it must be disinfected following the routine in the previous point.
Disinfecting sheets is also advisable in case of urine losses, to eliminate bacteria and smells, or of illnesses at home, to prevent contagion. Sanytol‘s Textile Disinfectant additive is ideal to add when washing sheets and towels and to ensure that clothes are hygienically clean.
By following these recommendations, you will get a clean, germ-free mattress, to rest without worrying about bacteria or smell.