Ultimate Guide to Steam Cleaning Your Mattress

Ultimate Guide to Steam Cleaning Your Mattress

If you got a stubborn stain that is becoming an eyesore, or your mattress has a strong smell, you can refer to this short and simple guide to steam cleaning your mattress. 

Your mattress may not have stains or spills. But sweat, dead skin cells, dirt, and dust and inevitable, and hence EasyCleanSG strongly encourage you steam clean mattress every 3 to 6 months. 

Of course, If you find it time-consuming and labor intensive, you can contact us to engage in steam cleaning service. You can add on this service as you engage in your spring-cleaning service too. If you wish to do it yourself, read on!

Step 1: Vacuum

To allow sufficient time for your bed to dry before sleeping, start the process early in the morning. After removing the bedsheet, blanket, and pillow, thoroughly vacuum the surface of the mattress. You can also use a lint roller to remove any hair, dust, and any other dirt so that they do not affect your steam cleaning later. 

Step 2:  Spot Treat Minor Stains

If there are visible yet minor stains spotted, you can spot treat them before steam cleaning. You can use a commercial stain remover to break down the stain molecules. Use a clean, damp microfiber cloth to blot the cleaning product and stain away after leaving it on for a while.

Step 3: Steam Clean 

You can start the steam cleaning process. Following the steam cleaner’s instruction on how to steam clean your mattress, move slowly across the bed in light strokes. Remember to steam clean the side of the mattress too. Wait for the top side of the mattress to dry completely before flipping to another side. 

Step 4: Dry

Once completed, open your windows, and turn on the fan. Allow the entire mattress to dry for at least three or more hours. This is important as moist mattress will attract bacteria and cause mold to form. 

Other than mattress, please do steam clean your pillow, bolsters, and all the soft toys you are hugging to sleep. If that is too much work for you, you can always engage EasyCleanSG’s steam cleaning services.  

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