Wash the sheets, ventilate the bedroom, but… what about the mattress? If we do not do a correct cleaning, yellow spots may appear. So, in this post we tell you why and how you can end them!
We get up and the first thing we do in the bedroom is ventilate. Ventilating is the simplest gesture that best takes care of your health. In this way, we managed to eliminate the mites that may have been installed in our bed during the night. In addition, if we have had colds, ventilation will help kill viruses in bed.
How to wash the pillows/mattress and remove yellow stains
The mattress is a key element for our rest and needs to be cleaned. It is recommended to clean the mattress every six months and doing it is usually easy , but what happens when yellow spots appear? As usual, if there is a yellow stain, we must remove it immediately to prevent it from hardening and making it more difficult to remove.
Whenever we buy a new mattress at home it is advisable to buy a protector. Thus, even if yellow stains appear, we will prevent them from penetrating the mattress and, of course, we will keep it much cleaner. But it is true that, even if we use a protector, there are yellow stains that pierce, such as urine or vomiting, in the case of the little ones, and even sweat. These types of stains are usually yellow and cause bad odors and deterioration of the mattress if we do not remove them in time.
We recommend that you use natural products and, above all, that we check the mattress quite frequently. Aim!
HOW TO REMOVE URINE STAINS ON THE MATTRESS
We recommend that you always be aware of your bedding but also the mattress. To eliminate yellow spots caused by urine we can use any of these methods:
Take a cup of hydrogen peroxide and mix with three tablespoons of baking soda and a few drops of liquid soap until everything dissolves.
Pour the mixture into a jar, and spray on the yellow stains.
Let the mixture sit for at least an hour so that it takes effect on the yellow spots.
To finish, cover the yellow stains with baking soda and vacuum after waiting 8-10 hours. Repeat this process if the smell has not disappeared.
Lightly spray a mixture of half white vinegar and the other water on the yellow stains.
Let the mixture work for 5 to 10 minutes before rubbing with a cloth.
Sprinkle baking soda to remove the odor and vacuum the mattress.
Urine is a problem in the children’s bed, but vomiting can also be. We know it can be very unpleasant but it also leaves yellow spots on the mattress. To eliminate this type of stains we must follow the following steps:
Remove any debris from the vomit.
Mix water and white vinegar in equal parts.
Spray on the yellow spots.
Let it dry and spray again if you see the stain or odor is not gone.
If we see that it is difficult to remove yellow stains from the mattress, we can add white vinegar, water and liquid soap to the mixture.
We all sweat and it happens to us when we sleep . In winter, if we have heating at home it may be a reason that we sweat more at night. And in summer due to high temperatures inevitably we sweat. Although some sweat more than others, this also affects the mattress and stains may appear.
To eliminate the yellow spots that appear with sweat, we recommend using a natural mixture of ammonia, water and liquid soap in equal parts. Carefully spray on the stain and rub gently. Let it dry before adding the mattress protector.
HOW TO REMOVE YELLOW SPOTS FROM MOISTURE
When sweat accumulates on the mattress, yellow spots can appear. This happens especially in mattresses of latex since they do not completely favor perspiration. If the mattress is also on a non-breathable surface, the appearance of stains is much more likely.
The first thing is to ventilate the mattress and vacuum.
To remove the yellow spots use white vinegar and water.
If the stains are very difficult to remove, you can change the vinegar for solvent.
In the event that the stains persist, it is better to consider changing the mattress.