How do I clean blood stains off my mattress?
I have really heavy periods and my mattress is covered in blood stains. It was quite expensive, so I want to make sure I keep it as long as possible butI obviously don’t want it to be covered in blood stains. I recently bought a bottle of your blood stain remover, but I really don’t know where to start cleaning a mattress. What should I do?
Hey sister! Removing blood stains from mattresses is the #1 most popular reason people buy remüvie, so you are on the right track! Here’s our quick guide to tackling the consequences of the dreaded leak:
1. Strip the Bed
Take off all your pillows and sheets, so that you are working directly with the mattress. For a proper clean it is better to tackle cleaning the whole mattress, rather than just spot cleaning the blood stains.
2. Whip Out the Vacuum Cleaner
Get your trusted vacuum cleaner to the ready and, using the upholstery attachment if you have one, vacuum the dust and any bits off of the mattress. Make sure you pay attention to all the nooks and crannies, because mattresses are rarely flat.
3. Grab your Bottle of remüvie
Once you have got rid of any loose dust on your mattress, it is time to tackle the stains. Spray remüvie directly onto the blood stains and any yellowing bits of the mattress. Leave for a few minutes, then, using a clean damp cloth, dab the area gently. Always use cold water with blood stains. For older and more stubborn stains that have dried in you may need to repeat this process a couple of times, but as mattresses are rarely ironed, dried or washed the stain should come out as it won’t have been set in with heat. Once the stain has been removed, get another clean damp cloth and wipe the area clean.
4. Give the Whole Mattress a Refresh
After you have tackled the stains, pour baking soda over the mattress and let it sit for a few hours before vacuuming it up. Baking soda is especially great for odour reduction. Baking soda doesn’t work for every mattress so make sure you check before you do this step.
5. Open the Windows
Fling the windows wide open and let some lovely air in for a few hours so that you can air out any bad odours.
6. Flip the Mattress
Last but not least, flip the mattress over so that you are using the other side. Flipping the mattress once every few months helps it last longer and maintain its shape.