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Is your mattress in dire need of a good clean? Are you not sure how to go about disinfecting it properly? Never fear, for we have all the information you need right here. In this ultimate guide to cleaning and disinfecting your mattress, we will walk you through each step of the process. So whether you are looking to freshen up your bedding or get rid of any pesky germs, read on for all the advice you need.

How to clean your mattress with a vacuum cleaner

The first step to start cleaning your mattress is removing any sheets and pillows off the mattress. Next, use a vacuum cleaner with a minimal brush roll or a vacuum cleaner that has a brushless design.

You should use a vacuum cleaner for mattress cleaning. However, as we all know, cleaning by a vacuum cleaner is usually not enough when it comes to disinfecting the mattress.

The first step is to remove all the bedding off the mattress. Next, you will need a vacuum cleaner to begin the cleaning process. However, you should not use any vacuum cleaner that is equipped with a brush roll. This is because it could damage your memory foam bed or latex pillow if it gets too close to them and causes friction.

Instead of this, purchase a vacuum cleaner that will work well on both your pillows and mattresses and are made from rubber or plastic. When using your vacuum, be sure not to use any attachments that come with it, especially the one which has brushes rotating at top speeds. This can cause damage to your bedding over time.

How to clean your mattress with a steam cleaner

Although there are different types of  steam cleaners that one can choose from, the most effective one when it comes to cleaning a mattress is the steam cleaner. Steam cleaners are able to remove dirt, dust, bacteria and other microorganisms without having to worry about breaking down the surface. In fact, they can actually kill many bad germs! It’s a great way to sanitise your home at the same time.

However, it is not recommended to use steam cleaners and vacuums at the same time. Although this is possible, using a steam cleaner in conjunction with a vacuum cleaner might damage your mattress over time.

Keep the mattress dry

The greatest enemy of your bedding is moisture. Therefore, it is important that you take all the necessary steps to ensure that your mattress stays dry. One step you can take to do this is by removing everything from the interior of your mattress and placing it in a dry place before allowing it to dry properly.

However, if they are covered with a memory foam cover, then be sure not to place them in direct sunlight as this can cause them to break down over time and lose their shape. Make sure that you use only a hand-held steamer when cleaning or disinfecting your bedding as this will keep it looking new over the long term.

Why is boiling water bad for my mattress?

Boiling water is bad for your mattress because it leaves behind residue and germs that can cause damage to the fabric of your mattress as well as yourself and others in the household. To prevent this from happening, we recommend using a steamer instead of boiling water to clean your mattress.

What is better, steam cleaning or washing my mattress?

While either of the two will do a great job at disinfecting your mattress, we recommend that you use steaming because it would be more effective and less time-consuming than washing. Washing your mattress can take a long time because you have to scrub each part in order to properly clean it. Using a steamer on the other hand would only take minutes to clean each part of your mattress.

Can I wash my mattress with water?

The answer is yes, as long as you use water mixed with vinegar or baking soda to avoid damaging your mattress’ fabric. If you clean it with water, do not put the wet sheet back on the bed until it dries completely. The moisture trapped inside might cause mould to grow inside your mattress if left for a long time.

Which mattress cleaners are safe to use?

We recommend that you avoid using bleach to clean your mattress because it could cause your fabric to dry out and wear thin. Some people also don’t like the smell of bleach, so if you know someone like that, we recommend that you use baking soda or vinegar for eliminating bacteria on your mattress. You can also use dish soap for removing stains from your bedding and pillows but we recommend that if you plan on washing your sheets, do so with water and vinegar because regular detergent can wear out your sheets.

When is the best time to clean my mattress?

We recommend that you clean your mattress in the summer because you can air it out and make sure it dries quickly. You should also avoid cleaning it during rainy or cold days but if you have to, make sure that your mattress dries on a clothesline or in the sun. If your mattress is not drying properly, it could cause bacteria to grow inside of it which can be very hazardous for your health. Also, if you plan on buying new sheets and pillowcases, we recommend that you clean them before putting them on your bed so that they aren’t dirty when used for sleeping. Also it is important for sleep-dependent memory processing.


So, there you have it! Everything you need to know about cleaning and disinfecting your mattress. Whether you decide to tackle the job yourself or call in a professional, we hope this guide has been helpful. And don’t forget, if at any point you have any questions or concerns, just get in touch with us and we will be happy to help. Thanks for reading!

By Manali