Clean and care guide
It is important to look after your mattress to ensure it stays clean and hygienic. Overtime your mattress may collect skin cells, sweat oils, dust mites and more; so regular cleaning will help to keep your sleep environment sanitised.
How often should you clean your mattress?
We recommend cleaning your mattress once a season, or a minimum of once every six months. If you experience allergies or asthma, we do recommend more frequent cleaning.
It is worth purchasing a mattress protector to help maintain the cleanliness of your mattress, as protectors can be easily removed from your bed and washed. While you clean your protector, it is good practice to vacuum your mattress, as this will help reduce dust and other pollutants.
Mattress cleaning guide
We all love sleeping in a freshly made bed … Follow these simple steps to help keep your sleep environment luxuriously clean.
Recommended cleaning tips
WASH YOUR BEDDING
Remove all linen along your mattress protector and then clean in the washing machine. If there are spills or stains, it is best to wash on a cool cycle to prevent the stains from settling further.
TREAT ANY FRESH MATTRESS STAINS
Soak up as much of the liquid as possible with a clean dry cloth or sponge. Dab, rather than scrub, to avoid spreading the spill further. Next, dampen the cloth or sponge with cold water and blot to remove.
VACUUM ANY DUST
Use the upholstery brush attachment on your vacuum to clean as much dust from your mattress as possible. Focus on the quilt lines of the mattress, as particles may accumulate here.
TREAT STUBBORN STAINS
There are a couple of ways to treat persistent or aged stains. You can treat with a store-bought stain remover; just check that it is suitable to use on a mattress and then follow the manufacturer instructions.
Or, try a homemade mixture of regular dish washing liquid and warm water. Spray or apply this to the stain and leave to settle for a few minutes before lightly rubbing with a clean cloth. Leave this to dry.
Alternately, make a paste of water and baking soda and apply this to the stain. Leave for 30 minutes, then dab with a clean cloth. More stubborn stains may require multiple applications.
DEODORISE & FRESHEN
Once you’ve removed any spills or stains, the next step is to give your mattress a general clean and remove any possible odours. You can do this effectively with baking soda. Lightly sprinkle baking soda over the mattress and leave for an hour or so. After this, simply vacuum.
What happens if the mattress stain remains?
If the mattress stain persists, even after a deep clean, you may want to explore a professional clean from a local service provider?
However, if your mattress has signs beyond a stain, like those listed below, it may be time to consider a new mattress? Look out for:
- Protruding springs
- Sags and dips