Tuesday, June 2, 2015

How to Clean a Mattress

If you've visited a number of mattress stores in the past to replace dirty, discolored, or worn mattresses, it may be time to learn how to remove dust mites, sweat, and skin cells for a fresh, clean bed. Most people are good about changing sheets, but we often forget to clean the bed—which can lead to an accumulation of unwanted dirt and dust. Be proactive with these cleaning tips in order to get your mattress looking good as new.


Remove linens, and wash and dry them on hot settings to rid them of dust mites and bacteria. Vacuum the mattress using an upholstery attachment to remove dirt, hair, mites, and pet dander.

Spot Treatments

Spills should always be washed immediately to prevent staining, but sometimes, stains can't be avoided. After vacuuming, treat any stains, especially those from bodily fluids such as blood or urine.

- Bloodstains may be removed using a tablespoon of salt and dish detergent, as well as 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide. Rub the solution into the area, let it dry, and vacuum again.

- Urine stains are best treated with natural enzyme cleaners that are chemically designed to break down odors and stains.


Sprinkle the mattress with a small amount of baking soda. Leave it for a few hours to absorb odors. Remove the soda with a vacuum.

Keep the bed clean and fresh by vacuuming, treating spots, and deodorizing yearly. As one of the top mattress stores in the area, Buis Mattress knows the ins and outs of every mattress we make. Visit our store for more information on mattress care.