A Step by Step Guide to Cleaning Your Mattress at Home

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Mattress cleaning is critical in every home because if you do not clean your mattress, germs can have a negative impact on your health.  Also, it prevents you from getting a good and relaxing sleep which may reduce your productivity. By engaging with a professional mattress cleaning service regularly, you can ensure that it is safe for your family. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to properly clean a mattress at home:


Step 1: Remove The Beddings


The first step in cleaning a mattress is to remove and wash the bedding before putting them in the washing machine. It is recommended to use hot water for washing to help remove all of the grime and dust – one of the ways to maintain your mattress hygiene. This is because if you fail to do so, this can cause your mattress to be dirty.


Step 2: Vacuum The Mattress


Next, start by vacuuming your mattress on the side that you want to clean first. Go over the upholstery attachment of your vacuum on all of the mattress’s surfaces. Remember to also vacuum the seams to make sure no dust remains on the mattress. Also, be sure to vacuum the area under the mattress and around the box spring and the mattress itself.


Step 3: Mattress Spot Cleaning


You may be wondering what causes yellow stains on your mattress and how to remove it. Though it is not as dangerous as dust and dirt, it can surely ruin the appearance of the mattress’ and its fabric.  Simply choose the right stain remover for your mattress, spray on a clean cloth, and apply it to the stain on your mattress. If you find your cloth is getting dirty, you can replace them and repeat the process until all of the stains are gone.

One reason why you should engage with a professional mattress cleaning service is that they will be the ones to deal with stubborn stains – especially if you do not have a stain remover. Furthermore, most professionals only use upholstery shampoo or dishwashing liquid. You can also choose to make a solution, which is a mixture of baking soda, liquid soap, and hydrogen peroxide. Any liquid product will do, you just need to make sure the inner padding of the mattress does not get wet as it will take longer to dry.


Step 4: Put Baking Soda On The Mattress

After mattress stain removal from one side of your mattress, sprinkle baking soda over the patch and let it sit for an hour. The reason behind this is that baking soda can help to maintain your mattress’s hygiene because it breaks down acid. Through this, all the odour or moisture is also removed.


Step 5: Vacuum The Baking Soda

Vacuum the baking soda after an hour, then leave the mattress to dry. It is recommended to leave it under the hot sun so all remaining dust mites will be killed.


Step 6: Flip Over The Mattress and Repeat Steps

After cleaning one side of the mattress, flip it over and perform steps two through four to make sure all sides are clean.  It might be a lot of hard work but keep in mind that it is important to clean your mattress for your own health. Also, remember to put your clean mattress on a clean surface just so you can prevent it from being dirty or dusty again. Check the surface to see if it is wet or damp. This is to prevent prolonging your mattress’s drying period.


Step 7: Cover The Mattress

Cover your mattress with a durable mattress protector once it is dry. This is a recommendation from a professional mattress cleaning service to keep the mattress safe from any forms of dirt and spillages that cause stains. After that, put back the beddings you washed earlier.



Having your mattress cleaned regularly is important to ensure that it is safe for the family to use it.  When doing so, just follow the steps mentioned above. First, you just remove and clean the beddings. Then, you would have to vacuum the mattress so it will be ready for spot cleaning. For spot cleaning, you will be needing a liquid solution to remove the stains on the mattress. After removing the stains, put baking soda on top of it for an hour. After 1 hour, just vacuum the baking soda and dry the mattress. You will be needing to do the steps all over again for each side. Once all sides are clean, cover the mattress with a durable mattress protector before putting back the clean bedding. It might be a lot to do, which is why when opting for a mattress cleaning, it is best to hire a professional mattress cleaning service since they are skilled and more than willing to do the job for you.


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