Are you looking for a disinfectant for your bedding? To stop the spread of a virus in your home, to treat an illness, or to prevent an infestation of pests and insects, you must take steps to disinfect your bedding. As bedding is a warm and comfortable space for parasites, it’s the only effective way to get rid of them in the long run.
Clean the Bedding Before Disinfecting It
A disinfectant for bedding can only be used on bedding that has been impeccably stripped and washed beforehand. Before you want to disinfect your mattress and your sheets, begin by washing your bedding thoroughly using the appropriate techniques. Bedding that has been cleaned and disinfected will be free of any bad odours that may have accumulated. Before deodorizing your bedding, you should therefore clean it yourself or with the expertise of a professional cleaning company that will use the recommended techniques and eco-friendly products for your bedding.
Which disinfectant to use for my bedding?
- Steam from a steam cleaner
While steam alone can’t disinfect your bedding, it’s a great help if it’s combined with a professional disinfectant. A steam cleaner lets you project the steam and the product 1 cm into the bedding and to cover the entire surface. Through this process, the steam can eliminate bacteria, viruses, spores, and all kinds of fungi. To carry out this operation if you don’t own a steam cleaner, you can rely on a professional cleaning company for an optimal, lasting result.
- Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is a safe, natural, and effective disinfectant suitable for bedding. It’s easy to use: just make a mixture of two parts water and one part hydrogen peroxide, then spray it directly on the bedding. Then, scrub the surface with a clean cloth by dabbing it, then let it all dry.
- Essential Oil of Tea Tree
A disinfectant and a deodorizer, essential oil of tea tree can be used on bedding. To do this, arm yourself with a bottle with a sprayer nozzle and mix two tablespoons of baking soda, six tablespoons of hot water, and eight drops of essential oil of tea tree. Then, spray the solution over all the bedding and let dry.
Tip: To let your bedding dry while disinfecting it further, let it dry outside in full sun. Prolonged exposure to sunlight – that is, at least 5 hours – helps disinfect the bedding.
- White Vinegar and Baking Soda
White vinegar is a natural product widely known for its cleaning and disinfecting properties. To disinfect your bedding, pour a cup of baking soda into a large salad bowl, then add about 1 litre of white vinegar. Let the solution foam for a few moments and take advantage of this time to protect your hands with gloves. Once your hands are completely protected by gloves, soak a sponge in the mixture, then scrub your entire mattress vigorously with it.
To make your bedding look like new again and to clean, disinfect, and deodorize a mattress, especially if it’s a used mattress whose origin you don’t really know, don’t hesitate to call on professional cleaners. In particular, you can contact a cleaning company to do a “spring cleaning” of your interior and take advantage of this opportunity to refurbish your bedding so that it’s clean and healthy once and for all.