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How To Clean A Mattress

When it comes to a clean mattress, you shouldn’t settle for anything less than a healthy and hygienic sleeping environment.

By implementing proper mattress care, you can prolong the lifespan of your mattress whilst ensuring a comfortable and restful night’s sleep.

With regular cleaning, you can create a space that promotes overall well-being, with effective tips and techniques that can help you achieve this.

Cleaning Your Mattress

There are plenty of natural and environmentally-friendly ways to clean your mattress at home quickly and easily without the use of a washing machine.

First, and foremost: Protect Your Mattress With A Mattress Cover

Preventative action is the best solution! A mattress protector or a mattress topper can safeguard your mattress against spills, stains, or dust mites.

Our range of hypoallergenic and waterproof quilted mattress protectors and all-wool, dual-layer mattress toppers can be easily removed and washed to maintain the cleanliness of your mattress.

Next, Spot Clean

As soon as you realise you have stained the mattress, we would advise spot cleaning the mattress with a very mild cleaning detergent and soft cleaning brush. Depending on your mattress type and where you brought it, we would always advise checking if the manufacturer recommends an alternative more specific treatment, but the above has been found to work marvellously!

Avoid Excessive Moisture

Keep your mattress dry to prevent the growth of mould and mildew.

If tackling mattress stains, try to apply minimal moisture and ensure adequate airflow to the affected area to allow the mattress to dry completely.

Regularly Brush Down Your Mattress

Get rid of dead skin cells, and on occasion dust mites, by regularly brushing down your mattress with a soft clothes brush. Introduce it as part of your mattress care routine, perhaps when you are changing the sheets or turning the mattress, that way you won't forget!

Steer Clear of the Hoover

For those of you with a traditional tufted mattress, such as a Vispring mattress or a Hypnos mattress, we would avoid vacumming your mattress as this can accidentally move the upholstery layers and cause damage to the mattress tufts.

SITS and snug align feature

Getting Rid Of Mattress Stains

It is advisable to treat mattress stains quickly to prevent them from setting.

To begin the stain removal process, simply blot the affected area gently using a clean cloth or paper towel to absorb as much liquid as possible.

Proceed to dab the stain with a mild detergent or enzyme-based cleaner mixed with water whilst avoiding rubbing as this can spread the stain and push it deeper into the mattress.

When dealing with stubborn stains, there are a number of natural remedies that you may already have to hand.

This could include a homemade vinegar solution created using a mixture of white vinegar diluted with water.

Or as previously mentioned, baking soda - a kitchen cupboard essential - can be utilised for stain absorption or neutralising odours.

If the stain persists, you could try using an upholstery cleaner specifically designed for fabric surfaces, or contemplate cleaning your mattress with a steamer.

Cleaning Methods For Different Types Of Mattresses

When choosing the most effective mattress stain remover or cleaner, it’s important first to check the care instructions of your mattress.

Our high-quality pocket-spring mattresses are hand-crafted with care in Britain using premium natural and sustainable materials for a rejuvenating sleep experience.

They can be easily maintained using a variety of cleaning techniques highlighted above with the flexibility to choose the cleaning approach that best suits your needs.

Posted by Amy Moore
31st May 2023

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