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How To Clean Your Mattress

You wash your sheets. You vacuum your bedroom floor. But how often do you clean your mattress?

Your mattress may be the place you go to sleep every night, but chances are it’s also home to dust mites, allergens, bacteria, dead skin cells, and sweat. This concoction raises potential health issues for everyone, but is particularly dangerous for those who suffer from allergies and asthma, especially if you have pets or a humid living environment as bacteria can come from anywhere including animals, water and dirt.

So, how often should you be cleaning your mattress to avoid sleeping with the enemy?

Why you need to clean your mattress and how often

You should be cleaning your mattress at least twice a year or every change of season. Not only will this help remove the build-up of nasties from your mattress, it can also give you a better night’s sleep by improving the air quality in your bedroom. And, it can even extend the life of your mattress!

How to clean your mattress

No, changing your bed linen and washing the mattress protector doesn’t count. To remove all the nasties that build up in your mattress, you’ll need a decent vacuum cleaner, a scrubbing brush, and some baking soda.

1. Vacuum your mattress from top to bottom using your vacuum’s upholstery cleaning attachment.
2. Deodorise it by sprinkling baking soda and gently rubbing it in with a scrubbing brush. Leave for 10 minutes.
3. Vacuum again to remove baking soda.

Trying to remove stains? Bodily fluids (or wine!) can be tricky to get out of mattresses. Follow this general guide to help give them the boot:

1. Mix 3 tablespoons of baking soda, 250mL of hydrogen peroxide, and a couple of drops of liquid dish soap.
2. Dip a clean cloth into your mixture and dab the stain.
3. Wait until dry and vacuum the area.

While these quick mattress pick-me-ups may help remove some of the dust and dead skin cells from your mattress, a deep clean or steam clean is generally required to remove dust mites, bacteria, and sweat.

Professional steam cleaning and sanitising of mattresses is the only way to guarantee a proper job on cleaning your mattress, as these experts use professional extraction equipment to really get rid of all the things lingering deep-down in your mattress.

Have your mattress professionally cleaned

Does the thought of sharing your bed with some unwelcome invisible bacteria and creepy-crawlies make you lose sleep?

Cheap As Chips Cleaning offers a professional mattress clean and sanitise service, removing dust mites, bacteria, perspiration, mould, and stains all in one treatment.

Having your mattress professionally cleaned is not only better for safeguarding your health, but it is also more beneficial for the life of your mattress in the long run.

Extra tips on cleaning and caring for your mattress

Here are some other great ways to take care of your mattress and your health

  • Turn and flip your mattress – Rotate your mattress (so your head is where your feet once were) and flip it (unless it’s designed to be one-sided) every change of season to even out the wear and prolong the life of your mattress.
  • Keep it dry – Most mattresses absorb and trap spills, which can lead to mould and mildew. Never let your mattress get wet. If it does, place pedestal fans around your mattress to dry it, or use a wet and dry vacuum cleaner to remove the liquid.
  • Check for bed bugs – If you find these creepy-crawlies, call the professionals immediately.
  • Use a mattress protector – This is a really important investment for your mattress, and can make your sleep more comfortable, too.

Keep your mattress clean and healthy. Get in touch with our friendly cleaning professionals today.

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How To Clean Your Mattress
How To Clean Your Mattress