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How to Remove Stains out of Your Mattress


Removing a mattress stain

Not only is your mattress a relatively big purchase, but it also plays an important role in keeping you healthy. You want your mattress to last at least eight years, yet your mattress is subjected to a lot! Every night, you sweat, drool, and leave skin oils when you sleep. This doesn’t even take in to account the occasional pet accident, beverage spill, or other stains. This is why it is recommended to purchase a mattress protector for your mattress. Even a top-of-the-line mattress won’t stay stain-free forever!

If you don’t have a mattress protector and yours is looking a little worse for wear, it’s actually probably easier to give it the TLC it needs than you may imagine. After a few steps, your mattress will go back to looking and smelling just as good as it feels!

Before you begin, be sure to check the care label on your mattress for manufacturer recommendations or cautions. No matter what kind of mattress stain you’re working with, never drench your mattress with water or liquid cleaners. Mattresses aren’t designed to get wet, those made from especially memory foam. Your mattress won’t dry quickly, and if it stays damp for too long it can start to smell or even develop mold and mildew. That will be worse than the situation you’re dealing with now! Steam cleaning is a great option for cleaning your mattress, but other options do exist.

Once you’re ready, here’s how to clean a mattress:

How to get blood out of a mattress

If this happens to yours, it is imperative to treat the stain as quickly as possible. When dealing with blood, you’re going to need some hydrogen peroxide. First, strip all the bedding and have it being washed in the washing machine while you work. Fill a spray bottle with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Spray the bloodstain with the cleaning solution and blot it with a clean towel. Repeat this until it is gone. Let it air dry before you put the sheets back on.


How to get urine out of a mattress

Bedwetting happens! If little ones climb into bed with you at night or your dog sleeps at your feet, you’re quite possibly going to find an “accident” one morning. You don’t want to just get the stain itself out but also know how to get the pee smell out of the mattress as well. First, you’ll need to create a cleaning solution capable of tackling this type of acidic stain. Mix together one cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide, three tablespoons of baking soda, and just a few drops of liquid dishwashing soap. Stir it until the baking soda dissolves. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle, and then spray the entire stained area of the mattress, letting the solution soak in and then dry for at least an hour.


How to clean a mattress of any other type of stain

Any other type of stain or foul odor can typically be dealt with by stripping the sheets, vacuuming the mattress, and sprinkling baking soda on it. Mix one cup of baking soda with a few drops of lavender essential oil in a bowl. Shake the mixture evenly over your bed. Leave the fragranced baking soda on the mattress for about an hour or so and then vacuum the baking soda off the mattress.


A few words of advice

If you want to avoid a stain in the future, it is recommended that you purchase a mattress protector. This will stop moisture from getting into the mattress, preventing the growth of mold and mildew, as well as keeping stains like blood, sweat, and urine from seeping in.


Now that you know how to clean your mattress, you can get it back to a like-new condition. Don’t allow a spill or accident to end your time on your favorite mattress before it really needs to be replaced! Of course, if your mattress is more than a decade old and now feels lumpy or hard, you may need more than knowing how to get stains out of a mattress in order to have a great night of sleep again! Visit City Mattress and come lay down on one or a few of our mattresses. You may just decide it’s time for a new mattress anyway. Don’t worry, when your new mattress is delivered, we will take away the old and stained one for you.

Is a few cleaning steps all you need to sleep great on your current mattress or is it time to buy a new mattress from City Mattress? Should you purchase a mattress protector? Visit our store and speak to a friendly team member about your options!