Mattress Odour Removal
How Odorous Can A Mattress Get?
Over the course of 10 years, you are logging close to 30,000 hours of sleep! It is natural for us to sweat when we sleep. It is also natural for us to shed skin, lose hair, and drool in our sleep. Albeit, the lifespan of a well made mattress is 8-10 years, at some point accidents happen, and we can end up with a soiled mattress.
A mattress is a place where dust, dander, and other allergens like to collect. In addition to that moisture also collects there – whether it’s in the form of our sweat, general humidity or any food spills that occur.
If you have a pet that goes about their day all around the home and outside, and paws their way onto your bed, well they are bringing in foreign bacteria, particulates, debris, dirt, and their own body odour and as well.
With the amount of bacteria, dust, and dander collecting in your mattress, the addition of your bodily sweat can be the perfect breeding ground for fungi and other odour producing bacteria.
- Your mattress is starting to smell like sweat: It’s common to sweat a little during sleep. However, some individuals have glandular problems and suffer from something known as hyperhidrosis (profuse sweating). This may lead to your mattress collecting all of the sweat that you produce during your sleep. Sweating may also occur due to poor circulation in your bedroom, using too many layers of blankets, or anxiety and stress in life.
- Your mattress is collecting your body odour: Every individual has a unique body odour to them. When you sweat, bacteria that lives in creases of your body like between toes, armpits, groin, belly button, or behind the ears, will break down the sweat and create an odour. These gaseous odours can be collected in your mattress. Perhaps you have had one too many nights where you were too exhausted to do your night time routine and clean yourself before going to bed. Maybe you don’t have a night time routine at all, and just get right into bed carrying all of the smells you’ve attracted to yourself during the day. Whatever the case may be, it’s very possible that over time, your mattress will start to smell as well.
- Your mattress smells musty: If you happen to live in a home with minimal air ventilation or sleep in the basement where humidity levels are higher than average, it’s very possible that your mattress will start to take on a consistently wet smell, musty smell. Like anything upholstered, or made with high absorbent materials, a minimum amount of air flow and drying out is required before the next use, in order to maintain cleanliness and freshness.
- Your mattress is new and is outgassing: Also known as offgassing, new mattresses that have just been manufactured and wrapped up in plastic that seals it from the external environment, will trap any chemicals that have been involved in the manufacturing process. Often times, this offgassing new smell that is released is relatively harmless. However, if you have a sensitive nose, it may be ideal to leave your mattress to air out in an open space for a couple of days before use.
Mattress Odour Removal Service
Keep your mattress feeling fresh and your bedroom odour free. Let BRILHO help you with your mattress odour removal requests. Our team is ready to help you remove any odours that your mattress has collected over the months to years of usage.
If your mattress is smelling musty, has any visible sweat stains, dirt stains, bodily fluid, food or drink spills, or you suspect mold growth and bacteria growth, or your bedroom has a certain smell you just can’t get rid of with cleaning, contact us for our mattress odour removal service.
It’s suggested that you vacuum and spray down your mattress with a little bit of natural disinfectant spray such as vinegar, every month or so. You can prolong this if you have a fluid and stain resistant covering for your mattress underneath your fitted sheets. Along with this, it may be a good idea to give your mattress a deep clean once a year. Ideally you clean your mattress once every season to enjoy the full benefits of a clean, dust and dander free place to sleep.
There are various methods of eliminating odour from your mattress. The best way to do it is to start with a vacuum using the upholstery attachment. After this step is done, depending on the level of deoderizing you would like to achieve, there are options. The best method to dislodge odour particles is to use a steam cleaner.
A more gentle approach to remove odours would be to sprinkle baking soda on your mattress and let it sit for 12-24 hours. Most smells that are more odorous is usually due to acids. Baking soda reacts with acids, thus neutralizing the smell and releasing carbon dioxide, and forming a new substance. Vacuum the baking soda up the next day, and enjoy a less smelly mattress!
It’s a great idea to invest in a mattress protector before putting on your fitted sheets. Your mattress is a place for growth of fungus, bacteria, other allergens, as well as a place to collect smells. Mattress protectors are designed to extend the life of your mattress by protecting it from the aforementioned elements. A good mattress protector is designed to be liquid spill proof, and in turn odour resistant, as most of the odour producing agents are given less of a chance to seep into your mattress.