Mattress Cleaning and Sanitising

Cleaning our mattresses on a regular basis is often overlooked. We assume that having a mattress protector and sheets should be enough to protect the mattress from the skin we shed, our perspiration and the feeding ground this creates for dust mites. This is not true! Mattress cleaning is very important for both your comfort and your ongoing health.

Why is Mattress Cleaning Important?

There are ways to look after your mattresses and maintain a healthier sleeping environment, especially for allergy sufferers. You can remove some of the dead skin, dust mites and dust mite faeces that accumulate just by regular vacuuming. But it is very important that the vacuum cleaner you are using can catch the dead skin, dust mites and dust mite faeces and not just blow them around the room! Your vacuum must have a HEPA filter or equivalent that can trap the above mentioned when vacuuming. Your mattress should be vacuumed every 2-3 months.

Another good trick to help sanitise your mattress is to place your mattress outside in the sun for 2-3 hours. It’s amazing how fresh your mattress will feel just with this simple method using Mother Nature. If your mattress is too heavy to place outside or the weather is not suitable, you can sprinkle baking soda over your mattress and allow this to sit on the mattress for 3-4 hours. The baking soda is then simply vacuumed off.

Professional Cairns and Northern Beaches Mattress Cleaning

The above tips are a great way to maintain your mattress, but nothing will clean your mattress better than having it professionally cleaned. Your mattress should be professionally cleaned every 12-18 months and our Cairns and Northern Beaches Mattress Cleaners are the best in the business.

Just take a look at the video on our website at This will give you an indication of how much skin is removed (the mattress in the video is cleaned every 18 months) and will also show you the technique we use and recommend.

Contact us to learn more!

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