Like carpet cleaning and sofa cleaning, mattress cleaning is considered essential in any household. Leaving your home’s mattress laden with dust, dirt, and bacteria can cause you to experience adverse health effects. Furthermore, it can deprive you of the comfort you need to ensure good sleep and enhanced productivity.

By performing mattress cleaning at regular intervals, you can ensure that it is comfortable and safe to use.

We have prepared the steps needed for you to properly clean your mattress at home:

Step 1: Remove All Beddings


The first thing you need to do when cleaning your home’s mattress is to remove all the beddings and place them in the washing machine. Be sure to wash these using hot water to eliminate all signs of grime and dust. If not, they themselves can cause your mattress to become dirty.

Step 2: Vacuum Your Mattress

After removing the beddings, start vacuuming the side of the mattress which you want to clean first. Run the upholstery attachment of your vacuum on all its surfaces and seams so that no particles remain. You can also lift the mattress and vacuum the areas between the box springs and the mattress itself.

Step 3: Spot Clean Your Mattress


Although not as harmful as dust and dirt, yellow stains on your mattress (as well as oil stains and food stains) can ruin its appearance and even its fabric. To remove them, prepare a stain remover which is suitable for your mattress. As you would when cleaning a fabric sofa, spray the liquid onto a clean white cloth and blot the cloth on the stains incurred by the one side of your mattress. You may replace the cloth and repeat the process until all stains are removed.

In the absence of a stain remover, many mattress cleaning professionals use upholstery shampoo or even plain dishwashing liquid. You can also use a mixed solution of baking soda, liquid soap, and hydrogen peroxide. Whatever liquid product you use, ensure that the interior padding of the mattress does not get wet or it might take longer to dry.

Step 4: Sprinkle Baking Soda Over The Mattress

Once you have removed all stains from the one side of your mattress, sprinkle baking soda over the patches and let them stay for an hour. The reason why baking soda is sprinkled when maintaining a mattress’s hygiene is that it helps break down acid. This means that any odour or moisture is eliminated as well.

Step 5: Vacuum The Sprinkled Baking Soda


After an hour, vacuum the sprinkled baking soda and allow your mattress to air dry. If possible, leave it under the sun so that any remaining dust mites are killed.

Step 6: Flip The Mattress and Repeat

When you have finished cleaning your mattress on one side, flip it over and repeat steps 2 to 4 to ensure that both sides are equally clean. Remember to place your mattress on a neat surface to prevent the already cleaned side from incurring any additional dirt and dust. See to it also that it is not damp or wet to avoid prolonging the drying period for your mattress.

Step 7: Cover Your Mattress


If you think your mattress is dry enough, cover it with a durable mattress protector. This is recommended by many professional mattress cleaning services as it keeps the mattress safe from any forms of dirt, spillages, as well as stains. After doing so, you can put back the beddings which you washed earlier.


Knowing how to properly clean your mattress at home will ensure that it is fit for use at all times. When doing so, just make sure to use the right cleaning tools and to closely follow the aforementioned steps. Otherwise, you could end up damaging your mattress unintentionally.

If you face difficulty cleaning your mattress at home or lack the time to do so, call DW Carpet Cleaning Singapore. Our team of professionals has the right tools to ensure that your mattress is cleaned thoroughly and is safe to use. Moreover, they can provide you with helpful advice on how to properly maintain your mattress.

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