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How to Clean a Mattress in 7 Simple Steps

How to Clean a Mattress in 7 Simple Steps!

A clean mattress is essential for a good night’s sleep, and it’s not just about keeping it looking fresh. Dead skin cells, perspiration, dust mites, mold, and other allergens can accumulate in your mattress over time, leading to respiratory issues, eczema, and other health problems. But if you don’t clean you mattress early enough, these bacteria and mites can prove difficult to get rid of.

How to clean a mattress?

Here are some of our expert tips for keeping your mattress clean and allergen-free:

  1. Start by removing all bedding and washing it according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This will remove any surface dirt and allergens from your bedding.
  2. Vacuum your mattress thoroughly, paying special attention to the edges and crevices. This will remove any dust and debris that has accumulated over time.
  3. Spot clean any stains on your mattress using a mild detergent and warm water. Be sure to test the detergent on an inconspicuous area of the mattress first to ensure it doesn’t damage the fabric.
  4. If your mattress has a removable cover, take it off and wash it according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This will remove any dirt and allergens that have accumulated inside the cover.
  5. Use a natural deodorizer to freshen up your mattress. Baking soda is an effective natural deodorizer and can be sprinkled on your mattress before vacuuming.
  6. To kill dust mites, you can use a special dust mite spray or an all-natural solution such as tea tree oil. Be sure to test the spray or oil on an inconspicuous area of the mattress first to ensure it doesn’t damage the fabric.
  7. Once your mattress is clean and allergen-free, protect it with a mattress protector to keep it looking fresh for longer.
Steam Cleaning & Disinfecting of Dirty Mattress

How to clean & Disinfect a Mattress?

While cleaning a mattress on your own is great inexpensive way to maintain your mattress, you would not be able to remove the dead skin cells, perspiration, and mold that will be present in your bed. At the end of the day, the best way to clean & disinfect your mattress is by using High temperature steam with hot water extraction.

The average adult:

☣ Produces 285ml of perspiration per night

☣Sheds 454g of dead skin cells per year

Luckily, with our system of mattress cleaning East Coast Industro Services are able to remove these contaminants. Certified by the Institute For Hygiene & Microbiology we Steam Clean and Disinfect Mattresses with 170°C Steam. complete you will have a mattress that is hygienically cleaned and disinfected with a neutral fragrance.

How to clean a mattress with steam
How to clean a mattress with170°C steam at 8 Bars of pressure

Contact us today for a free quotation for your mattress cleaning requirements.


Why is flipping and rotating my mattress important

Flipping and rotating your mattress can help to distribute wear and tear evenly, which can increase the overall longevity of your mattress. It can also give your mattress new vitality and help to reduce the formation of body impressions.

What are some natural ways to freshen up my mattress?

Baking soda is an effective natural deodorizer for freshening up your mattress. Simply sprinkle baking soda over your mattress and rub it in gently. Leave it on for around 15 minutes, then vacuum the entire bed again. Another natural way to freshen your mattress is by using white vinegar and baking soda, the chemical reaction produced is great for treating mattress stains. Put white vinegar in a spray bottle and spray the stained area until it is wet, let it sit for several minutes before cleaning.

Can I use dry cleaning agents to clean my mattress?

It is not recommended to use dry cleaning agents to clean your mattress as the chemicals could potentially damage the mattress fabric. Always test the product on an inconspicuous area before applying it to the entire mattress. [1]

How can I protect my mattress from future spills and accidents?

Investing in a mattress protector can help to protect your mattress from spills and accidents. Consider using a waterproof mattress protector, this will also make future cleaning that much easier. [1]

How often should I clean my mattress?

It is recommended to clean your mattress every 3-6 months, or as needed. This will help to remove dirt and allergens that can accumulate over time and ensure a healthy and comfortable sleep environment. [1]

Written by Sue

Meet Sue Naidoo, a seasoned cleaning expert and successful business owner. Her passion for empowering others with practical cleaning knowledge shines through her insightful and approachable writing. Sue’s articles make even the toughest cleaning tasks manageable, reflecting her genuine desire to help. Beyond cleaning, Sue finds solace in crocheting and caring for pets, adding warmth and relatability to her advice. Whether you’re a cleaning novice or a seasoned professional, Sue’s writings offer a wealth of knowledge and inspiration, making her a trusted voice in the industry.

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