Mattress Cleaning Tips

Mattress maintenance from A Brighter Home. We all know that accidents happen – (especially if you’ve got kids, pets, husbands or all of the above!).
So we’ve put together some mattress cleaning tips for basic stain removal and a general mattress care guide. Hopefully this will get you out of trouble, but if all else fails and you need an emergency visit then contact us now.

General Advice and stain removal

Vacuum Once a Week To keep your mattress in tip top condition, regular vacuuming at least once a week is a must – this helps to remove the tiny particles of dust, shed skin cells, dead dust mites etc

Turn and/or Rotate Your Mattress At least once a year rotate your mattress and if applicable turn it over

Liquid Spills* Spilt red wine, tea or coffee? Many people make the mistake of panicking and immediately throwing everything from under the kitchen sink at it! All this is likely to do is spread the stain further and possibly set the stain. First of all, take clean, dry white cloths or paper towels (don’t use anything with colour on it or you’re in danger of putting colour into the mattress too!) and blot as much liquid up as you can. DO NOT RUB! Treat any remaining staining with small amounts of luke warm water preferably misted onto the fabric from a garden sprayer type bottle, blotting in between applications. Where possible, spray the entire panel to make it uniformly wet – this will lessen the chances of water stains as it dries. Only then should any residual staining be treated with a reputable upholstery stain remover. We can recommend you try our own Professional Strength Carpet & Upholstery Stain Remover – click here to order a bottle. Please be aware many of the shop bought stain removers have artificial brighteners that can adversely affect the colours and even set stains – our own A Brighter Home spot remover has none of these.

Blood* If you’re unfortunate enough to get blood on your mattress, follow the above advice regarding liquid spills but use only COLD water or you can set the stain.

Vomit* Scrape up solids first with a spoon or blunt edged tool, working inwards to the middle of the stain to avoid spreading it further, then follow advice as above for spills.

In most cases, by following the above advice and/or using our ‘Professional Carpet & Upholstery Stain Remover’ most stains and spills can be successfully dealt with yourself.
Still need help with an emergency and don’t have any of our Professional Carpet & Upholstery Stain Remover? Call us on 0845 658 8276 and we will aim to be with you as soon as possible.

*Please note this is of course intended as a guide only and A Brighter Home cannot be held responsible in any way for any damage that may occur. In all cases before attempting any cleaning yourself, always pre-test an inconspicuous area of the fabric to ensure colour fastness and that no other damage occurs. If you are at all unsure we would always recommend that use a professional such as ourselves. We are always happy to give free phone advice.

Our tips & Advice

  • Vacuum your mattress once a week to avoid a build up of grime / dust
  • Turn and/or rotate your mattress regularly
  • Liquid Spills? Dab dry and clean with luke warm water and white cloth
  • Blood on your mattress*? Treat the same as liquids but with COLD water
  • Vomit on your mattress*? Scrape up the bulk and treat like spilt liquid
  • Use our stain remover solution for better results
+ Read our FAQs Mattress Cleaning Tips

Q. You mention that part of your mattress cleaning process involves treating the mattress with a sanitisation product – what does this actually do?

A. Our process involves three separate stages. High temperature steam cleaning your mattress helps to eradicate existing dust mite infestations. Through our separate powerful vacuum extraction process we then remove a large proportion of shed skin cells and dust mite droppings. Finally, the mattress is treated with a sanitiser which destroys the remaining dust mite droppings, skin cells etc. This effectively removes the dust mites’ food chain. Without this source dust mites, mould, fungi and bacteria cannot develop.

Q. How often should my mattress be cleaned?

A. To help prevent reinfestation and promote a healthy environment, we recommend cleaning and treating mattresses every 6-12 months