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Here are some cleaning mattress tips.
Spring or summer is the best time for cleaning mattresses as you can open the windows or take the mattress outside for drying.


Increase the life span of your mattress.
Every six months turn it from end to end and top to bottom. Use a washable, removable mattress cover to protect it from stain and soil. The cover should be easy to get on and off the mattress for ease in cleaning.


Encase box spring mattresses in an allergen-proof or dust proof zippered cover.
Sheets, blankets and other bedclothes should be washed frequently in water that is at least 130 degrees Fahrenheit. Lower temperatures will not kill dust mites. Dust mites are a contributor to asthma and other breathing problems.



When cleaning the mattress, don't get the inside padding wet.
Cleaning the outside with very little water and an upholstery shampoo. Make sure the mattress is completely dry before you cover or use it. In warm weather take it outside to air dry, or if you can't take it outside, aim an electric fan across the dampened area to help mattress dry more quickly.




Regularly remove dust and particles from your mattress with the use of an upholstery attachment on your vacuum.

We have had success cleaning a mattress using a rental carpet cleaning machine. Using the upholstery
attachment and a mixture of essential oils and vinegar you can do an excellent job of cleaning a mattress.

The do it yourself mattress cleaning mixture-

add to the water mix-

  • 1 cup of vinegar
  • 5 drops of tea tree oil
  • 5 drops of lavender essential oil

We have used commercial cleaning mixtures, specially formulated for pet stains, that work well for mattress cleaning as well.


We hope these mattress cleaning tips have been helpful, please explore the rest of the cleaning tips section for more cleaning tips.

Suze & Ev

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