How to clean a mattress

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to clean a mattress

The mattress is one of the spaces we should keep the cleanest at home, because we spend a big part of the day there. At the same time, mattresses accumulate a high quantity of dust and mites that need to be eradicated. In this article, we'll give you some advice on how to clean a mattress.

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Steps to follow:

Apart from changing your sheets, it will be necessary to clean your mattress frequently to avoid accumulation of filth and always keep it clean.


Try to clean your mattress once a month or every 2 weeks if possible. There are also anti-mites covers that can help you not being in direct contact with these microorganisms and maintain your bed cleaner.


First of all you'll need to hoover your mattress to get rid of dust and other particles.


If the mattress has a stain, you should apply soapy water on this area. Do not apply too much water on the mattress, as humidity can get through and it would be very difficult to get rid of.


If there are urine stains, the most appropriate thing to do is to clean it with bicarbonate to get rid of the smell and the stain.


And if your mattress has blood stains, we recommend you clean in with oxygenated water. Spray the stain, leave it to react for a moment and clean it with a dry and clean cloth. If the blood is dry, it may not completely disappear, but you'll see how the stain fades.


At the same time, you'll need to keep your mattress aired and turn it at least twice a year.


To sleep well, apart from keep cleaning your mattress periodically, it will be necessary to learn how to choose a good mattress and how to choose a somier correctly.

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