Does your mattress start to smell like a wet dog? This is nothing new to the mattress cleaning business. Many people sleep with their dogs. Since dog hair can easily collect dirt, sweat, and grime, your dog can transfer all of that to your mattress and your mattress will start to stink.
The first thing to consider is getting your dog his own mattress. While they are nice to sleep in, dog hair can stick to your bedding and this could cause allergic reactions in other people. On top of that, you run the risk of getting bacterial infections.
To clean your mattress and get rid of the dog smell, follow these steps:
Step 1: Take your mattress outside, preferably to an open space. Place the mattress on a clean platform. Get a vacuum cleaner and vacuum all over the mattress until you can’t find pet hair. Remove as much visible hair as possible.
Step 2: Mix one cup of white vinegar with two cups of warm water. If you don’t like the smell of vinegar, you can always substitute citrus juice like lemon juice. Mix it gently, then put it in a spray bottle. Spray the solution on all sides of the mattress. Leave it there for at least an hour. This solution will help refresh your mattress and disinfect it. Lemon juice and vinegar have disinfectant properties.
Step 3: After an hour, get a clean towel and moisten it with clean water. Squeeze out excess moisture so it doesn’t soak the mattress. Clean the surface of the mattress with the damp towel. This will remove some of the solution you used in Step 2.
Step 4: Get loose baking soda and sprinkle it on all sides of the mattress. If you have plastic or paper wrap, use it to wrap the mattress. This will help isolate the baking soda. This ingredient helps diffuse any type of mattress smell. Besides that, it also helps to remove stains and dirt.
Step 5: After an hour, vacuum the mattress again to remove the baking soda residue. Your mattress should smell good now. But to complete the cleaning process, let it dry completely in a nice, sunny place. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can further help kill unwanted germs and bacteria.
Your mattress is now clean. You can take him back to his room and then put on clean sheets.