Yellow spots on the mattress - where do they come from, how to prevent them?
Sleep is one of the most important life needs of every human being. Therefore, just as we pay attention to what we eat, we should also pay close attention to what we sleep on. For this purpose, let's choose only the best quality mattresses . However, in order for your sleep to be fully comfortable and healthy, it is worth taking care of the cleanliness of the mattress you use. Unfortunately, during everyday use, the mattress can get dirty, and over time, yellow stains and other dirt appear, which look ineffective and, most importantly, unhygienic. Therefore, we should take care of the mattress systematically, vacuuming it and washing its casing. Sometimes, however, it comes to such a situation that daily cleaning of the mattress is not enough. What to do then? Hotels or hospitals have special chemical agents for this purpose, which we do not advise using at home, especially since we can damage the home mattress. Below we will try to tell you where the dirt that is so difficult to clean comes from and how to get rid of it in a fairly easy way.
Where do yellow spots on the mattress come from?
- Sweat and oil
Natural body secretions are the most common cause of yellow, unsightly stains on the mattress. We are primarily talking about sweat here. It should be remembered that we do not need to sweat with our eyes or have a hot climate in the bedroom to exude sweat and oil at night. It is a natural process that takes place in every human being. Eventually, this sweat and oil accumulate on our mattress in the form of yellow spots, which can also give off an unpleasant odor over time.
Mold appears on our mattress if we don't care for it properly or if we don't let it dry thoroughly after washing it. If we do not leave the mattress in an upright position until it is completely dry, we will allow bacteria and mold to grow in it. Moisture favors its formation and development. Fortunately, these types of mushrooms are usually not harmful to our health, but they also leave behind yellow stains and an unpleasant smell.
Urine is another physiological problem that is often left on mattresses, especially those of children. It is in the youngest that bedwetting happens, which leaves traces and discoloration. This smell is also the most unpleasant and begins to evaporate the fastest. We can also find such stains when we allow our pets to lie on the bedroom bed.
How to deal with yellow stains on the mattress?
Cleaning the mattress after yellow stains resulting from the above reasons is not the easiest thing to do. However, there are several natural and delicate detergents that will allow us to deal with such dirt. We include mainly:
- baking soda,
- hydrogen peroxide,
- Dish soap.
However, how to create a mixture from the above ingredients that will defeat yellow stains? Below we have prepared two proven methods for you.
The first is a method that perfectly copes with cleaning the mattress from urine. To do this, we need to prepare a bowl, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, dishwashing liquid, a spray bottle and a vacuum cleaner. All these ingredients should be mixed in a bowl, and then the uniform solution should be poured into a spray bottle. Spray the liquid on the stains and gently rub it into the mattress with a brush. Then we leave the stain until it dries and vacuum very thoroughly to get rid of the residue (mainly from baking soda). If the stain has a very unpleasant smell, we can add an aromatic fabric softener to our mixture, which has a more intense smell than dishwashing liquid.
The second method is mainly intended for sweat stains, although of course it will also work on other types of dirt. For this purpose, we prepare vinegar, hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. As before, mix all the ingredients and apply them carefully to the stain, leaving it to dry. Then we vacuum the surface. As in the first method, here too we can add essential oils or fabric softener to the mixture in order to thoroughly get rid of the unpleasant smell.
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