How to Care for Your Mattress at Home

Our mattresses put up with a lot from us. We, as a race, spend about a third of our lives in the comfort of our beds. This is quite a lot of time. Mattresses soak up a lot of unpleasantness during that time – sweat, dead skin cells, and other bodily fluids. That is why it is important to know how to care for your mattress at home.


How to “Freshen Up” Your Mattress at Home

First off, we are going to show you how to “freshen up” your mattress at home. We recommend that you complete this process every 2 or 3 months. This procedure is to help get rid of bacteria, grime, and dust that is lodged into the fibres of your mattress. Your mattress will be completely refreshed and deodorised after completing these few steps. But first, here is a list of things to equip yourself with:

  • Hoover;
  • Bicarbonate of soda and/or cornstarch;
  • Essential oils (optional).

Now that you have gathered your tools, here are our tips on how to freshen up your mattress:

  1. First thing first, vacuum the top side of your mattress (we will worry about the underside later).
  2. Now, get your dry compound (soda bicarb and/or cornstarch) and sprinkle a generous amount over the surface of your mattress. Leave this a good hour or so (the longer, the better). This is to give the dry compound time to absorb all of the nasties that have buried themselves into the fibres.
  3. Last but not least, hoover again. Make sure you get up all of the dry compounds so as there are no unpleasant crumbs left in your bed. You may also add 10-20 drops of your favourite essential oils to add a pleasant fragrance. Lavender is a great option for a good night’s sleep.

How to Care for Your Mattress at Home

Now it is time to look at the general care for your mattress. Seeing as we spend so much time in our beds, it is no wonder that they have the potential to become something like an amusement park for bacteria and germs. Our team of professional cleaners has put together a list of weekly and monthly chores to incorporate into your routine to guarantee this does not happen.

What Tasks to Add to Your Cleaning Routine:

  1. Changing the bedclothes regularly. This is an important one as people sweat a lot during the night, shed dead skin cells, among other things that produce other bodily fluids. We advise this be done at least once a week and at least twice a week if you have pets or children.
  2. Vacuuming the mattress. Despite our constant changing of the sheets, dirt still accumulates under the sheets. If left for too long, dust and grime will work itself into the fibres of the mattress, making the chore of cleaning much harder. Our professionals advise a monthly mattress hoovering for best results.
  3. Flipping your mattress is another thing you should do every now and then. Once every 6 months should do the trick. This helps prevent one side deteriorating from being ignored by everyone but dust and dirt.
  4. Another thing we think is important to mention as there is a lot of misinformation on the subject – if you notice a stain or blemish on your bed, do NOT attempt to tackle it on your own. Most products available on the shelf contain high pH levels and end up adding to the problem instead of helping. For one, you can not rinse out the solution properly without soaking the mattress and eventually causing damage. Stain-removal specialists tend to have access to products that you won’t find on the shelf. They also usually have special equipment to help deal with the issue.

That is it for our frequent chores. Not so bad when you think about it. If you manage to keep on top of these things, you will help guarantee your mattress lives to its maximum potential.