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Easy Mattress Cleaning

This technique works well for mattresses of all sizes, from a mattress twin or queen mattress to a California king.

Step 1: You’re going to want to take all of the covers and sheets off of your mattress.

Step 2: Next, you’re going to vacuum your mattress. If you have a smaller vacuum, you can simply run that over your mattress, making sure to get deep into each of the nooks and crannies. If you have a larger vacuum with a handheld attachment, you can use that to clean the mattress as well.

Step 3: Now you’re going to want to tackle any stains that you see on your mattress. Use a carpet and upholstery stain remover*, preferably with the scrubbing attachment. Squirt the cleaner over any stains you see and let it sit for about one minute. If the stain remover doesn't come with a scrub attachment, make sure to pick up a scrub brush as well, unless you already have one.

Step 4: After letting the stain remover sit and soak into the stains, you can take the scrubbing attachment and scrub the stain out. Feel free to repeat this process if needed.

Step 5: Take a paper towel and blot up any excess liquid left over where you cleaned the stains.

Step 6: We’re almost done! The last thing we are going to want to do is to cover the mattress with baking soda to absorb any excess liquid and to soak up any odors.

Step 7: After letting the baking soda sit for a good 20 minutes or so, vacuum it up.

Step 8: Let the mattress air out for a few hours without any covers on.

Step 9: If you haven’t already done so in the past six months, you’ll want to give your mattress a 180-degree turn. It’s good to get in a habit of turning your mattress (So where you used to put your feet is now by your head) every six months.

Step 10: All that’s left to do now is to put your covers back on and enjoy your nice clean mattress.

*Stain Remover Substitute: If you don’t have any stain remover and don’t want to go to the store to grab some, I have a substitute for you. You can use a solution of two parts hydrogen peroxide and one part dish soap. A solution of 50% white vinegar and 50% water will also get the job done. You can use an old toothbrush as a scrubber.

Deep Mattress Cleaning

This section is for the die-hard do-it-yourselfers who want to clean their mattress like the pros.

So the first thing we are going to need to do for a very soiled mattress is to make sure we have everything we need to clean the mattress.

The equipment:

Enzyme Cleaner: You are going to want a good enzyme cleaner that either comes already in a spray bottle or, if it comes in a jug, you’ll need to have a spray bottle to pour it into.

Brush: You’ll need a brush to scrub your mattress. Mattress cleaning pros will use a rotary brush such as a Dewalt variable speed polisher with a soft brush attachment. If that’s a bit too serious for you, a regular scrub brush will do just fine.

Spray Extractor/Wet Vacuum: These machines are great for cleaning furniture, carpets, and now your mattress. They allow you to spray water onto what you’re cleaning, while simultaneously vacuuming it up.

The process:

This is a simple process now that you have all of your gear. After stripping the sheets off and mattress top off your mattress, you can start by generously spraying the mattress with the enzyme cleaner of your choice. This process is also known as spot cleaning or spot treatment.

Next, you’ll need to get whatever scrub brush you’re using and scrub your mattress working in small squares of space at a time. For areas with the most staining, feel free to use extra cleaner and spend some extra time scrubbing those areas.

Lastly, you’ll want to get your spray extractor and start working your way from the top to the bottom of your mattress working in strips (like you’re mowing your lawn). The first time around you’ll simultaneously spray and vacuum. After going over the mattress one or two times like that, go over it one more time with just the vacuum.

Enjoy Your Clean Mattress

Whichever path you took, you should have ended up with a clean and fresh mattress. So congratulations, and we hope that you will enjoy your well-deserved good night’s sleep!

If you are looking for “mattress stores near me” you can visit Silica in Fond du Lac, Beaver Dam, and Watertown near Sheboygan, Waupan, West Bend, Hartford, and Milwaukee. You can find mattresses for sale at any of our convenient locations. Whether you are looking for memory foam mattress toppers, twin bed, twin xl, or hybrid mattresses we have various sizes and firmness levels to choose from.

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