How to Deep Clean a Mattress Like a Pro

Mattress Cleaning Like a Pro!

A mattress is not a cheap purchase. That is why we want to make it last as long as possible, which means learning how to clean it. Yes, we mean serious mattress cleaning. 

How often do you include the mattress in your deep cleaning schedule? I bet you don’t. Most cleaning routines do not involve them, considering it is one of the most used pieces of furniture in your home. It can accumulate dirt, dust mites, and other debris. You need to clean it, especially if you have allergies, pets, and eat in bed.

Here is some good news. Mattresses are easier to clean than you can imagine. We talk to the experts in house cleaning in Wellington from Urban Care, a leading platform for home services in New Zealand, to get some pro tips on deep cleaning a mattress. Here is a walk-through. 

Mattress Cleaning

Why Your Mattress Needs Cleaning

Even with sheets and mattress protectors, the mattresses can get soiled from dust, spills, and sweat because they are not airtight. If you are changing the bed sheets and pillowcases every two weeks but not changing the mattress, how much dirt is going down there if you are not washing it?

According to studies, dirty bedding and mattresses are one of the reasons for the spread of diseases and allergies. It has more bacteria than the doorknob of your bathroom. Knowing how to deep clean a mattress can let you have a good night’s sleep without worrying about all this dirt, bacteria, and viruses.

Deep Cleaning Your Mattresses

As promised, here is a step-by-step guide on how to clean your mattress, just like the professionals do.

This is a routine procedure for mattresses without stains, smells, or pests. 

  1. Strip the mattress of its beddings, including the mattress pad or protector. (Mattress pads protect your mattresses from dirt and germs.)
  2. Use a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment to clean the tops and sides of the mattress. Move in slow circles to get as much dirt as possible. 
  3. After cleaning, sprinkle a layer of baking soda and leave it for 24 hours. The baking soda will deodorize the mattress, break down dirt and grime, and remove moisture. 
  4. Remove all the baking soda with a vacuum cleaner.
  5. Open the windows or turn on the fan in the bedroom.
  6. Clean the box spring or wood frame, including the headboard.
  7. Return everything and place fresh bedding.

We recommend deep cleaning your mattresses every six months.

Removing Stains From Your Mattresses

  1. Blot the stain out with a clean cloth if it is still wet or fresh. Blot, not wipe!
  2. Choose a proper stain remover for that kind of stain. To avoid excess moisture, spray the cleaner on a clean cloth, not directly onto the mattress.
  3. Pat the cloth on the stained area to soak it up. Avoid rubbing or moving the cloth in circles, as it only pushes the stain deeper into the fibers.
  4. Dab a clean wet new cloth on the stained area to remove the stain and the excess cleaner. 
  5. Leave the area to dry completely.
  6. Sprinkle a layer of baking soda on top of the mattress and vacuum to freshen.

Other Mattress Cleaning Tips

  • Cleaners with enzyme content and cold water are good for cleaning bodily fluids like period stains and pet accidents. An alternative would be equal parts water and vinegar. Spray it on pet stains and see how it works.
  • Steam Cleaning also works for stubborn stains from art supplies, beverages, and food. Replace the second step of vacuum cleaning with steam cleaning. Make sure to use the right temperature setting for the type of fabric. 
  • Professional mattress cleaning is highly recommended. Urban Care has experts who can provide deep mattress cleaning services. 

Mattress Cleaning service

Final Thoughts

Regular deep cleaning of mattresses can extend their life and help you sleep in a clean bed. The recommended frequency by experts is twice a year (every six months). Also, some good things never last, including your beloved mattress. Consider changing it after eight years or so. For more information on how to clean your mattress, contact Urban Care

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