How To Deep Clean Mattress and Remove Stains At Home

Sleep quality is greatly affected by your mattress. Here’s a guide for you to deep clean mattress at home and improve your sleep.

While sleeping, your body sheds dead skin cells that wind up in your bedding and on your mattress. Dust mites consume these dead skin cells. Additionally, mattresses can grow mold and mildew, especially if you sweat a lot or live in a humid climate. If you have allergies or asthma, a dirty mattress can worsen your symptoms. As a result, old mattresses smell bad, and stained mattresses are embarrassing.

Deep clean mattress at home is not an easy task
Deep cleaning mattress at home is not an easy task

There is, however, an easy way for you to restore the look of your mattress. The steps below will help you deep clean your mattress and get rid of odors and stains, then check out my tips for protecting your mattress and keeping it in like-new condition.

How To Deep Clean Mattress

Using common household products, you can deep clean mattress at home and remove allergens, odors, and stains.

Step 1: Remove the bedding

Remove all sheets and blankets from the bed before you start cleaning the mattress. Take this opportunity to deep clean mattress covers. To kill dust mites, use the highest laundry temperature specified on the manufacturer’s label. You can also wash your pillows and mattress toppers. And you can clean electric blankets as well.

Step 2: Deodorize your bed

Baking soda is a natural deodorizer. In contrast to carpet fresheners or fabric sprays, it does not contain fragrances that irritate allergies or smell overpowering. Spread it generously over your mattress and gently rub it with your hand to help it bond with moisture and kill odors. But be careful not to snag the fabric by scrubbing too hard. Baking soda works best if you leave it on your mattress for an extended period of time. Let it sit for 15 minutes or more.

Step 3: Vacuum until the dust has been removed

After you’ve deodorized your mattress, vacuum it. Attach an upholstery attachment to your vacuum if you have one. Consider using a water filtration vacuum such as the Lura water vacuum to trap all the micro dust in the water-based filter. Lura cleaning system can be used as a carpet cleaning device or sofa cleaning device too.

Vacuum your bed with a Lura vacuum to have a better result
Vacuum your bed with a Lura vacuum to have a better result

Avoid using an attachment that consists of a rolling brush as that might snag or damage the mattress and ruin your deep clean mattress attempt. Make sure you clean the top and sides of the mattress in overlapping, narrow paths. Be careful not to press too hard, or the machine’s suction will be reduced. Don’t forget to clean around the seams and edges because there is a lot of dead skin cells and dust there. Alternatively, you can use a crevice attachment for this part.

Step 4: Eliminate mattress stains

Using the homemade stain removers listed below, you can remove practically any mattress stain. Here are some tips before you begin:

  • Read the recipes carefully. Make sure you measure it correctly to avoid discoloration.
  • Do not pour anything directly onto your mattress or use a carpet shampooer on it. Mattresses shouldn’t be exposed to moisture, especially memory foam mattresses, which are giant sponges.

Sweat Stain Remover

Spray 3% hydrogen peroxide lightly over the yellowed area of your mattress until it is damp but not dripping. (The sprayer nozzle can usually be put directly on the bottle of peroxide.) Let the area air dry. When the peroxide dries, the stain fades, but you can repeat it as necessary.

Blood Stain Remover

If you haven’t applied any heat treatment to your mattress or other upholstery, then blood stains can be removed from them. This formula removes old or fresh blood stains from mattresses.

Stir together 2 ounces of hydrogen peroxide and 1 tablespoon each of liquid dish soap and salt. Let this solution sit on the bloodstain for 10 minutes before scraping it off with a spoon. For residue removal, use hydrogen peroxide on a clean rag. Allow the area to dry. After drying, spray it lightly with hydrogen peroxide if a brown discoloration remains. As the peroxide dries, the stain will fade.

Urine Stain Remover

Pet urine stains and accidents during potty training are common problems on mattresses. But don’t panic. Here’s a stain remover that will take care of old and fresh urine stains, as well as the smell of urine.

Pour 3 tablespoons of baking soda, 8 ounces of hydrogen peroxide, and a few drops of liquid dish soap into a bowl. Apply the mixture with a rag, but don’t drench it. After that, blot the moisture with a cloth. As you work, rotate your rag so you’re always using a fresh stain-lifting spot. Allow it to air dry.

Mattress stain remover foam for stubborn stains

If your mattress has really stubborn stains, such as those caused by bodily fluids not covered above, use this homemade stain remover foam. It’s best not to let the foam sit for more than 10 minutes, but you can apply more if necessary.

This can be used to remove wine, vomit, other bodily fluids, and unknown mattress stains. Stir 1 tablespoon of powdered white laundry detergent (no blue crystals, no bleach) with 2 tablespoons of water to make a dry foam. Let the foam sit on the stain for 10 minutes, then scrape it off. Remove any residue with a damp rag and let it air dry.

Deal with all mattress stains of one type before tackling the next. If you have yellowed pee stains on your mattress, remove them before you deal with blood stains or rust marks.

Step 5: Flip your mattress and repeat

Once you’ve cleaned and dried your mattress on top, you may want to flip it over and wash the underside. If one side of your mattress has a pillow-top, and the other doesn’t, the flat side may not require stain treatment. Even so, you should vacuum it, especially if you have allergies or pets that like to hide under the bed.

Step 6: Protect your mattress

It takes more than a fitted sheet to protect your mattress from stains, mold, and allergens. In addition, a mattress cover that is hypoallergenic and waterproof is essential. Put the mattress cover over your mattress, then cover it with a fitted sheet. If you add a foam topper or pad to your bed, it goes between the mattress cover and the fitted sheet. Make sure to wash your mattress cover every month to keep it fresh and you’ll never have to deep clean your mattress or remove stains again.

Here are all the steps for you to deep clean mattress and get rid of stains on your mattress at home. Mattress cleaning is a difficult task but we hope those tips above can make that process lighter and faster for you. If you want to have your home effectively cleaned, don’t hesitate to contact Ocean Cleans for more professional cleaning services.

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