I have a spare mattress and box spring that has been in a room that is
basically a workshop. It is in good shape except that it was left
uncovered while various dust producing projects have gone on in the
room. (Yes, dumb I know) I would like to now use/move the mattress
to my guest bedroom but I would like to clean it of any dust/airborne
particles it may have accumulated. Does anyone have any tips for
this? Obviously I would start with a good vacuming with an upholstery
attachment but I'm more concerned with what has settled below the
surface. People with allergies maybe sleeping on it and I'd like it to
be as dust free as possible. Has anyone ever steam cleaned a mattress
similarly to what one would do with furniture or drapes? Can this
even be done? Of course it will be covered with a mattress pad but
embeded dust is still a histimine to someone with sensitive allergies.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Take it outside, stand it on end, and beat the ever lovin' clack out
of it. Then vacuum over both surfaces real well with a vacuum.
If you want to get the internal dust out, you will need to make a
small slit in the edge at the foot and stick your crevice tool in
there and work it back and forth.
This is assuming a spring mattress with only batting on each surface,
rather than a solid cotton layered mattress.
On 26 Feb 2004 01:17:11 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Jen) wrote:
Why not vacuum it and beat it as well as you can and then encase it
completely in a waterproof mattress cover? There are covers available
that are water and dust proof, but are not crackly plastic.
But I'm sorry, I don't email direct. Only post to the newsgroup so all
can share information.
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