7 Ways To Have A Sanitized Mattress

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Sanitized Mattress

Wondering how to maintain the cleanliness of your mattress? Having a thoroughly sanitized and clean mattress is an imperative measure in ensuring your health and promoting uninterrupted sleep. An unclean mattress may attribute to allergic reactions, respiratory issues, and unnoticed existence of harmful bacteria, dust mites and bed bugs. However, the concept of cleaning your mattress may appear to be an overwhelming task, especially if it is a practice you’re unaccustomed to.

That’s why we’re here to help! This article will share seven easy and effective ways to have a sanitized mattress. From simple methods you can do yourself at home to more advanced techniques that may require professional help, we’ll cover everything you need to know to keep your mattress clean and healthy.

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7 Different Ways To Have A Sanitized Mattress

🟦 Vacuuming

Vacuuming is crucial to maintaining cleanliness and having a sanitized mattress. With time, a mattress can collect dust, dead skin cells, and other debris that can harbor dust mites and lead to respiratory problems. Therefore, vacuuming is necessary to remove all the debris and prevent the accumulation of dust mites. 

To ensure that you properly vacuum your mattress, follow these simple steps:

  • Take off all your bedding, including sheets, blankets, and pillows from your mattress to see the entire surface.
  • Use the upholstery attachment: Most vacuums have an upholstery attachment specially designed for cleaning furniture and mattresses. Use this attachment to vacuum the whole mattress, paying attention to edges, seams, and crevices.
  • Use a crevice tool: For those difficult-to-reach areas, utilize a crevice tool to clean the corners and edges of your mattress.
  • Vacuum the box spring: Take the opportunity to vacuum your box spring while you’re at it, to eliminate any dust and debris that may have accumulated.
  • Let the mattress air out: After vacuuming, leave your mattress to air for a few hours before putting fresh bedding back on.

🟦 Steam Cleaning

Steam cleaning is an effective way to have a sanitized mattress. This works by killing bacteria, dust mites, and other allergens. To safely and effectively steam clean your mattress, follow these steps:

  • Vacuum your mattress thoroughly to remove any loose dirt or debris.
  • Fill the steam cleaner with water according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Attach the upholstery tool to the steam cleaner.
  • Test the steam cleaner on an inconspicuous mattress area to ensure the steam temperature and pressure are suitable.
  • Begin steaming your mattress, starting at the top and working your way down. Focus on one section at a time, and cover the entire mattress surface.
  • Once you’ve steamed the whole mattress, use a clean cloth or microfiber towel to blot away any excess moisture.
  • Leave your mattress to dry completely before putting fresh bedding back on.

🟦 Use Baking Soda

Baking soda is another effective way to have a sanitized mattress. It works by neutralizing acidic odors and breaking down stains. When mixed with water, it creates a paste that can be easily removed. It’s also safe to use around kids and pets. Follow these tips to clean your mattress with baking soda:

  • To keep your mattress fresh and clean, it’s recommended that you use baking soda every few months.
  • You can also mix baking soda with essential oils, such as lavender or tea tree, for added scent and antibacterial properties.
  • You can create a paste for tougher stains by mixing baking soda with a small amount of water and applying it directly to the stain before scrubbing.
  • Remember to let your mattress air out for a few hours before putting on fresh bedding and enjoy a sanitized mattress.

🟦 Use Vinegar

You can also use vinegar to have a sanitized mattress. When applied to a surface, vinegar is a natural disinfectant and deodorizer that can effectively eliminate bacteria, mold, and other harmful microorganisms. Follow these steps to use vinegar to clean your mattress:

  • Remove all bedding and vacuum the surface of the mattress to remove any loose dirt or debris.
  • Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
  • Spray the vinegar solution onto the surface of the mattress, focusing on any stained or soiled areas.
  • Use a clean cloth or sponge to gently scrub the vinegar solution into the mattress.
  • Let the mattress air dry completely, preferably in direct sunlight if possible.
  • Once the mattress is dry, vacuum the surface again to remove any remaining debris or vinegar residue.
  • Avoid using too much vinegar or saturating the mattress, as this can cause damage or promote mold growth.
  • Add a few drops of essential oils, such as lavender or tea tree, to the vinegar solution to help enhance its cleaning and deodorizing properties.
  • If you’re sensitive to the smell of vinegar, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the vinegar solution to mask the odor.

🟦 Enzyme Cleaners

Enzyme cleaners are cleaning solutions containing natural enzymes that break down and remove surface stains and odors, resulting in a sanitized mattress. These enzymes act as catalysts that speed up chemical reactions, breaking down organic materials. 

When applied to a surface, the enzymes in the cleaner digest any organic matter, such as urine or sweat, that may be causing stains and odors. Using an enzyme cleaner to sanitize your mattress can be beneficial, as it provides a natural and effective way to remove stains and odors without harsh chemicals.

Additionally, enzyme cleaners are safe to use around children and pets, and they are environmentally friendly. You may follow the tips below when using an enzyme cleaner: 

  • Strip your mattress off all bedding and vacuum the surface to remove any loose dirt or debris.
  • Apply the enzyme cleaner to the surface of the mattress, focusing on any stained or soiled areas. Follow the instructions on the cleaner’s label for the appropriate amount.
  • Let the cleaner sit for at least 15 minutes to allow the enzymes to break down the organic matter.
  • Use a clean cloth or sponge to gently scrub the surface of the mattress, paying particular attention to any stained areas.
  • Allow the mattress to air dry entirely, preferably in direct sunlight.
  • Once the mattress is dry, vacuum the surface again to remove any remaining debris.
  • Always follow the instructions on the cleaner’s label for the appropriate amount to use and any safety precautions.

🟦 Professional Cleaning Services

You may need a professional cleaning service to ensure a sanitized mattress through deep cleaning. This can be especially helpful for getting rid of stains or smells that are hard to get rid of with regular cleaning methods. Professional cleaners have access to tools and solutions that help them clean surfaces like carpets, couches, and mattresses well. 

Regular professional cleaning can also help extend the lifespan of your furniture and household items by maintaining them properly. If you’re considering hiring a professional cleaning service, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure you choose a reliable and trustworthy company:

  • Look for reviews and recommendations from previous customers, and check the company’s credentials and certifications.
  • Compare quotes from several companies to ensure you get a fair price for your required services.
  • Ensure the company uses safe and effective cleaning methods and products that won’t harm your health or the environment.
  • Ensure the company has liability insurance in case of any accidental damage during the cleaning process.
  • Communicate your cleaning needs and expectations clearly to the company, and ensure they have experience cleaning the specific surfaces and materials you need help with.

One of our goals is to provide you with the best recommendation. And when it comes to a professional cleaning company, you can contact SURECLEAN to ensure having a sanitized mattress! You can also check out HERE what their satisfied customers say about their service.

🟦 Prevention and Maintenance

To keep your mattress clean and prevent future bacteria growth, there are several tips you can follow:

  • Use mattress protectors: These can help free your mattress from stains, dust mites, and allergens by creating a barrier between your body and the mattress.
  • Wash bedding regularly: Be sure to wash sheets, pillowcases, and comforters in hot water at least once a week to kill bacteria and dust mites.
  • Vacuum your mattress: Regularly vacuuming your mattress with a HEPA filter can remove dirt, dust, and other debris that may have accumulated on the surface.
  • Flip and rotate your mattress: Doing this can help distribute weight and prevent sagging and the buildup of dust and debris on one side of the mattress.
  • Maintain good hygiene: Showering before bed and wearing clean clothes to sleep can help prevent the transfer of bacteria and other microorganisms onto your mattress.


To wrap it up, having a sanitized mattress is crucial for healthy and restful sleep. By using the seven tips we’ve given, you can clean your mattress well and stop bacteria from growing on it. 

However, while these methods can certainly help, they may not be enough to completely eliminate all the dust mites, bacteria, and other allergens that can accumulate in your mattress over time. That’s where SURECLEAN comes in.

SURECLEAN is the leading provider of professional mattress cleaning services in Singapore. Using advanced cleaning techniques and equipment, their team of experts can thoroughly sanitize and disinfect your mattress, removing all the dirt, dust, and other harmful particles that can impact your health and quality of sleep.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your phone and call SURECLEAN using the numbers provided below!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I kill bacteria on my mattress?

To kill bacteria on your mattress, you can use an enzyme cleaner to remove any organic matter causing bacteria growth. Airing out your mattress can also help reduce the moisture that bacteria thrive in. Additionally, using a mattress protector can create a barrier against bacteria. Regularly washing your bedding and maintaining good hygiene can also prevent the transfer of bacteria to your mattress.

How do you sterilize a used mattress?

To sterilize a used mattress, combine cleaning methods like vacuuming, using an enzyme cleaner, steam cleaning, and exposing it to direct sunlight. Follow hygiene practices and use protective measures like mattress protectors to prevent bacteria growth. 

Note that some stains and odors may not come off, so consider getting a new mattress if the used one is excessively stained or damaged.

How do you disinfect a mattress after being sick?

If you’ve been sick and want to disinfect your mattress, the best solution is to use a hospital-grade disinfectant that is specifically designed to kill germs, bacteria, and viruses. Sureclean offers a highly effective disinfectant called GermClean that is suitable for use on any surface, including your mattress.

GermClean is a hospital-grade disinfectant that uses a unique formula to kill 99.99% of germs, bacteria, and viruses on contact. It is safe for use on all surfaces, including fabrics, and is highly effective at eliminating odors.

The best part? GermClean provides long-lasting protection, keeping your mattress free from germs, bacteria, and viruses for up to 30 days! So if you want to ensure that your mattress is completely disinfected and safe to use after being sick, be sure to use Sureclean’s GermClean.

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