How to Clean Your Mattress For Warm Snuggly Nights

mattress cleaning tips

As nights are getting colder, now is the time to give your mattress a good clean so that you have a nice, fresh mattress ready for cosy winter nights. While most people change their sheets every week or so, they often forget to clean what’s underneath. Do you remember the last time you cleaned your mattress? Our experts have put their heads together at JAE to give you their top tips for cleaning your mattress so that you can get the best night's sleep. 

How often should you clean your mattress?

Let’s be honest, how often have you ever cleaned your mattress. Or turned it over for that matter? Many people forget that a mattress needs a good clean just as much as your sheets do. Leaving it for long periods without a clean can result in health problems, aches and a lack of sleep. It can also lead to other problems like bed bugs. While it’s good practice to clean your mattress every new season we recommend cleaning your mattress at least every 6 months. 

How to clean your mattress 

Now that you know how frequently you should clean your mattress, here is the best way to give it a much needed clean. 

  1. Wash your bedding: As you normally would strip your bedding and put it into the wash while you focus on cleaning the mattress.  
  2. Treat surface stains: Any new spill and stains are easier to lift out of the mattress. Use a dry cloth to soak up the liquid, then wet the cloth with warm water and blot to remove the stain. Check these helpful tips on how to clean and remove stains from your mattress.
  3. Vacuum debris: A good habit to have when taking care of your mattresses is regular vacuuming to lift any dust that could be causing you to get sick.
  4. Treat deep stains: As many have neglected cleaning their mattress there may be some deeper stains. Use a suitable store brought stain remover and follow mattress directions to lift the stains. 
  5. Freshen your mattress: Remove odours by sprinkling baking soda over the mattress. Leave for a couple of hours then vacuum it up.

How to protect your mattress 

While cleaning your mattress helps prolong the life of your mattress there are a few other tips to keep your mattress good for longer. 

  1. Have it deep cleaned by a professional: Especially for those stains you can remove, have a specialist from JAE come and treat them so you can have a happy and healthy sleep. 
  2. Use a mattress protector: A mattress protector is perfect for protecting your mattress against any stains and spills. Simply chuck it into the wash with the rest of your bedding to give it a clean. 
  3. Treat stains immediately: If a spill occurs, treat it straight away to keep your mattress fresh. For more tips on how to clean mattress stains check out “How to clean and remove stains from a mattress”
  4. Flip your mattress: This is key to extending the life of your mattress and providing you with comfort. Depending on the type of mattress you have you should think about flipping your mattress every 6 months. 


Signs that you need a new mattress 

Typically you should get a new mattress every 7-8 years, however, you should start thinking about getting a new mattress if you see or experience the following:

  • Discoloured and tearing 
  • sagging and squeaking 
  • Aches and Pains 
  • Restless sleep

For more cleaning tips and professional stain removal contact your local JAE cleaning specialist. 

For other tips on how to keep your home clean, please check out our articles on How to keep surfaces clean and Spring Cleaning Tips.

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