Vacuuming a Mattress: How Often Is Necessary?

What is the frequency of vacuuming a mattress? Mattresses usually last between seven and ten years. How long you keep your mattress is up to you. You may need a new mattress if it develops lumps and bumps or if it sags in certain places.

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Vacuuming a Mattress: How Often Is Necessary?

But until then, you should clean and vacuum your mattress. Mattress cleaning is so important that the CDC has guidelines on how to do it.

How Often Should You Clean Your Mattress?

When was the last time you cleaned your mattress? Make sure your mattress and bed are clean, as well as keeping them smelling fresh. There is a common factor for us not to vacuum and clean our mattresses as often as we do our sheets, covers, pillowcases, etc.

Vacuuming and cleaning a mattress should be part of our regular cleaning routine. Healthcare organizations and mattress manufacturers recommend cleaning mattresses twice a year. Mattresses should be cleaned at least every three to six months.

There are also fastidious cleaning discipliners who want everyone to clean their mattresses monthly. If you have allergies, this is a good idea. The regular vacuuming of a mattress could help remove dust and allergens.

Manufacturers designed mattresses so they do not require regular cleaning like our other bedding. To sanitize and deodorize our mattresses, first remove your sheets, pillows, and pillowcases, and wash them. Once the mattress has been stripped bare, it is spot cleaned and vacuumed thoroughly all over, around labels, divots, etc.

How To Vacuum Clean Your Mattress

Using a vacuum cleaner is one of the best ways to rid our mattress of dust mites and unseen allergens.

Just an FYI – please don’t soak or wet your mattress as a cleaning solution. The mattress will take a long time to dry. In addition, if your mattress does not dry completely, mold and mildew can grow.

To clean your mattress, vacuum both sides, from top to bottom. Vacuum at least a couple of times in seams and crevices. Does the mattress need a special vacuum? In short, no. A HEPA filter vacuum cleaner, however, will provide professional results.

In fact, all you really need is the short attachment hose or crevice/upholstery tool that comes with your vacuum cleaner. Mattress corners and seams and crevices are easily accessible with these small vacuum devices.

In vacuuming the mattress, it is recommended that we use circular motions. This will help remove the most set-in particles. Since that’s where the worst of the worst gunk tends to gather.

As you vacuum the mattress, make sure to vacuum the bed frame, the carpeting around and under the bed, the baseboard, etc. When using a bagless vacuum cleaner (like Lura cleaning system), simply empty the contents into a plastic bag and seal tightly.

Please contact a mattress professional cleaning service if you cannot vacuum your mattress. Yes, sanitizing and cleaning your mattress is part of their job. They also use a vacuum system that is industry-standard.

Additional Tips for Vacuum Mattress Cleaning

For cleaning and deodorizing in between vacuuming, you can lightly sprinkle baking soda on the mattress. Baking soda is a great cleaning agent. It absorbs sweat stains. It also kills bacteria. After letting the baking soda sit for 30 minutes to an hour, vacuum it up.

Vacuuming your mattress is one great way to maintain a healthy mattress environment. A vacuum helps to remove all the invisible things that make our mattresses unhealthy places to sleep. Do it at least twice a year.

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