Written by Tenley Haraldson.
Mattresses see a lot in their lifetimes. And even though you regularly wash your bedding and sheets, elements like sweat, dead skin cells, and stains can really pile up (and don’t get us started on dust mites).
Since we spend ⅓ of our lives in bed, it’s important to learn how to deep clean your mattress to maintain its hygiene. Discover how Puracy has developed a natural mattress cleaner to make the process even easier!
How to Clean Mattress Stains
No matter what causes mattress stains, no one wants to clean them. By investing in a high-quality, waterproof mattress protector, you’ll prevent stains and messes from occurring in the first place.
If you didn’t have a mattress protector, you might be dealing with a variety of stains, from wine to coffee to urine, blood, or sweat. Since you’re working with your sleeping surface, we recommend exercising caution when you choose products to clean mattresses as they may contain potentially harmful chemicals.
Our Natural Stain Remover is able to tackle hundreds of tough stains, thanks to its six plant enzymes. These enzymes break down stain particles by speeding up natural chemical reactions.
1. Remove Any Excess
Treating a recent spill? If it’s thick enough, lift excess away using a spoon or spatula. Don’t apply any pressure or you’ll push the excess into your mattress (which makes it harder to clean).
2. Blot the Stain
Using a clean, dry microfiber cloth, blot fresh stains until your cloth no longer picks up the stain color from your mattress. If your stain is sticky or dark, use a slightly damp cloth before blotting.
3. Spray & Set
Following the directions on the bottle, apply the Stain Remover and let it sit for at least 15 minutes. However, the longer you leave it, the better it will work. So if you’re dealing with a particularly tough mark – and have another bed to sleep on – leave the solution on your mattress overnight.
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4. Use a Carpet Cleaner
We don’t recommend rinsing your mattress with water. We recommend using a carpet cleaner on a mattress to remove our Stain Remover (and the stain). Be sure to follow all manufacturer instructions carefully.
5. Let It Dry
Using a clean, dry microfiber cloth, remove any excess moisture by blotting the surface of your mattress. Leave your mattress uncovered for several hours before making your bed.
How to Deep Clean a Mattress
Water and mattresses don’t mix. If you’re looking to clean your mattress naturally, use the following steps:
Using your vacuum's handheld attachment, pick up any loose dust, hair, and debris on your mattress.
2. Use a Steam Cleaner
Can you shampoo a mattress with a carpet shampooer? Try a steam cleaner instead. Not only do these appliances use a minimal amount of water, but they’re also incredibly effective at killing dust mites without any cleaning products.
Most steam cleaners have a special triangle attachment. Attach a microfiber towel so the steam gently lifts everything into the towel. This method is so effective at removing dirt and messes that you can clean your entire mattress with it – maybe even without pretreating stains.
3. Thoroughly Dry Your Mattress
It’s incredibly important to ensure that your mattress is 100% dry before sleeping on it. If the weather is pleasant, opening the windows can help to speed up the process.
Tips to Prolong the Life of Your Mattress
A good mattress is a major investment – make it last as long as possible!
Rotate Your MattressWhen the mattress protector is in the washing machine, rotate the mattress (180º) and suck up any debris with a handheld vacuum attachment.
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Clean & Replace Pillows
Using a Natural Laundry Detergent, try to wash:
- Pillow cases each week.
- Pillow protectors every 3-4 weeks.
- Pillows every 3 months. Down-alternative pillows can be thrown in the washing machine but down feather pillows should be dry cleaned.