How to clean Bed Mattress

Ever imagined how much time an average person spends on his sleep?? It is almost equivalent to one-third of your life on a mattress. Thereafter a person should really be careful before buying a mattress. There is a saying, Your future depends on your dreams, so go to sleep. Sleep helps a person to restore its immune, nervous, skeletal and muscular system. Sleep is one of the most important characteristics of the human body. For a person to accomplish a pleasant sleep it is necessary to take good care of mattress by keeping it clean. In this world of pollution and dust, usual mattress cleansing can help decrease allergens within your bedroom. It would also retain your mattress fresh and tidy for ages. With the advancement in cleansing tools and ingredients, a mattress isn't too difficult to be taken care of.

Knowing how to wash a mattress can aid you to sleep healthy at night, and eliminating mattress stains will guard your investment in your bed.

Why You Need to Clean Mattresses

To clean any spills, dust mites, other allergens and in order to prevent stains from setting or mold from growing it is necessary to take actions so you can rest easy at night.

You already know of dust mites plus different allergens in your mattress. Moreover, many mattresses hold sweat, blood, and urine accompanying with mold and fungus.

Cleansing your mattress is especially necessary for humid conditions where surface wetness and moisture are dubious to evaporate after you move away from the bed. Additionally, if you own pets or if you have small children, possibilities of stains you don’t even notice are in your mattress.

Mattress Cleaning has never been this easy!!!!!!

Normally, you’re imagining that you'll never be able to sleep like before. Relax, you don’t have to take a doze. Just follow these steps, and you’ll know how to deep clean a mattress.


Before you start cleaning your mattress, undress the bed and wash your linens. Check the manufacturer’s tags and use the thermal settings allotted because heat will eliminate dust mites. While the linen and clothes are getting washed take a look upon the mattress.

1. Vacuum the Mattress

Your vacuum cleaner’s padding attachment is the best tool which can be used for mattress brushing. Starting from the top of the mattress to your way down to tight spots.

Vacuum both sides the equal form. Stop worrying about the opposite side of the mattress we’ll get there eventually.

2. Get rid of the stinky smell!!!

We don't notice how much sweat from our body gets transferred on the mattress and gets collected with an unpleasant aroma. A genuine mattress washing will make your bed smell good.

For this, spray your mattress with baking soda and mildly scrub it in with a brush, so that it will insert into the fabric where the smell exists. Let the baking soda rest for 10-15 minutes before moving to the next step.

3. Repeat the vacuum process

The first step of vacuuming eliminated dust and hair, this ensured that the baking soda could perforate mattress. By scrubbing and allowing the baking soda to sit in your mattress, you’ve assisted it to bond with moisture and body oils into the surface coatings of material.

Now, once again vacuum the mattress which would extract moisture out, along with the purpose of the smells. Use the upholstery accessories for the following steps for mattress cleaning.

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4. Remove Mattress Stains

Mattresses usually collect three types of stains: blood, urine, sweat and other bodily fluids. While it’s beneficial to treat stains instantly, because sleep is more valuable.

Luckily, you can still get rid of stains on your mattress even after a while.

Dried Blood Stains on Mattresses

To eliminate dried blood spots on mattresses, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide, plus more as needed
  • 1 tbsp. liquid dish soap
  • 1 tbsp. table salt
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • Mix all elements to develop a paste.
  • Mildly spread the paste on the mattress stain and leave it to dry.
  • Rub off the residue.

Tap off any residual stain and paste with a white cloth dipped into hydrogen peroxide. Turn the cloth as the stain gets off.

Utilizing a white cloth for cleaning ends dye shifting from the fabric to the mattress.

Urine Stains on Mattresses

Pets and kids can make mattress untidy. Urine drips are difficult but are not impossible to get rid of once they get depleted. This two-step process assisted me to save my kids’ mattresses by keeping it clean when they were little.

Urine Stain Pre-Treatment
  • 3 tbsp. baking soda
  • 8  hydrogen peroxide 3%
  • A tiny amount of liquid dish soap

Blend the ingredients listed above and tap the mixture onto the stain using a white cloth. Don't soak the mattress!

Usually, the pre-treatment is adequate to get relieved of urine stains on mattresses. If the stain continues, use the second step.

  • 3 tbsp. dry laundry powder detergent
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Stir the detergent and water together to produce a dry foam.
  • Carefully coat this onto the stain and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Rub away the dry paste with a spoon.

Use a white cloth soaked into hydrogen peroxide to eliminate any hard bits of paste.

Let the patch dry later vacuum.

Vomit on Mattresses 

Open the windows before cleaning mattress stains and cover your mouth with a mask to avoid germs and harmful bacteria!

  • Unscented, plain household ammonia
  • Baking soda
  • Lightly moisten the edge of white cloth with ammonia.
  • Use the wet corner to absorb the stain. CAUTION!!! do not immerse the mattress.
  • Use a different cloth rinsed with fresh water to eliminate the stain.

Once the mattress stain is terminated, clean the entire area with a clean cloth sprinkled with fresh water.

To neutralize the ammonia and pull out any remaining moisture, sprinkle the wet area with baking soda. Let it dry and then completely vacuum the place using the upholstery accessory.

5. Flip and Repeat

If your mattress holds a pillow-top or can’t be flipped over, you can jump this step.

Mattresses should be turned from side to side and peak to base, so they cover constantly. Redo the mattress cleansing steps above later flipping the mattresses.

6. Prevent Mattress Stains

Since mattress cleaning is a time-consuming chore, I suggest utilizing a washable mattress sheet. Nowadays, mattress covers are manufactured from textile bonded to a waterproof layer that prevents liquids and allergens from entering your mattress. Here’s the one I use.

Wash your mattress sheet quickly after any spill or sickness. Unless you wash it at least once a month to maintain your mattress clean and fresh.

7. How to get rid of bed bugs on your bed

Starting with your sheets, covers, and pillows. Remove your mattress of everything wash, clean and dry it at max setting.

Wanna know what temperature destroys bed bugs? Usually, it depends on how long the heat is maintained. They will die at 113 degrees Fahrenheit which is 46-degree Celsius if heat is maintained for 90 minutes or more. The more the heating temperature the soon you can get rid of bed bugs.   Bed bug eggs are kind of difficult to get rid of, you need to expose them to 47.7 degrees Celsius for almost an hour.

The mattress is a bit complicated as you can’t simply chuck it in the wash.

Kill bed bugs in a mattress instantly? Steam them to death.

Steaming is slow, regular work and will need a bit of tolerance. You have to move deliberately enough so that the heat concentration is dominated over every inch of surface – 1 inch/sec is a good rate to recall.

Steam kills bed bugs within one inch of the steamer tip. So to ensure this keep at least an inch gap to the mattress as you steam. Ah,  one more thing before you begin steaming, cover a piece of cloth nearby the tip of the steamer. Which will make sure that the steam coming out doesn’t blow bed bugs and their eggs all over the room.

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