How often do you need to vacuum your mattress? The life span of a mattress is between seven to ten years. It is up to you how long you need to keep your mattress. But if it begins to sag in certain areas or is developing lumps and bumps, then yes, a new mattress is needed.
However, in the meantime, you should clean and vacuum your mattress. Keeping the mattress clean is so important that the CDC has guidelines in its importance to our health.
Okay, you last cleaned your mattress – when? Exactly! In addition to keeping your bed clean and smelling fresh, vacuum and clean your mattress. It is a common factor that we don’t think of vacuuming and cleaning our mattresses like we do our sheets, covers, pillowcases, etc. as we should.
Cleaning and vacuuming a mattress should be part of our regular cleaning habits. It is suggested by mattress manufacturers and healthcare organizations to clean our mattresses twice a year. At least every three to six months is considered the norm.
Of course, there are fastidious cleaning disciplinarians who would like everyone to clean their mattress monthly. This is a good idea if someone has allergies. Vacuuming a mattress this often would help remove dust and other allergens.
Mattress manufacturers created them not to need cleaning regularly like our other bedding products. To sanitize and deodorize our mattresses, first remove, and wash your sheets, pillows, and pillowcases. Now that the mattress is laying bare, spot clean is followed by a thorough vacuuming all over, around labels, divots, etc.
Do you recognize that there are several types of indoor pollutants within our home? Yes, this includes our bedroom and the mattress. We do not sleep alone when we lie down on our mattresses.
I hope you are not the queasy type, but invisible things live in our mattress and bedding. Here is a list of synthetic or biological things that we share within our mattress habitat:
It is no wonder that when we begin to develop allergy-type symptoms that we blame it on the weather. But this is not always the case. Just to be sure, change and wash your bedding, as well as vacuum your mattress.
In the meantime, since we sleep in our mattress environment every day, we need to keep it clean. Keeping our mattresses clean helps to keep us healthy and to sleep better.
One of the best methods to use to rid our mattress of dust mites and unseen allergens is to use a vacuum cleaner. Remember, vacuum every three to six months. You don’t want to vacuum more than this because excessive cleaning will wear out your mattress too fast.
As an FYI – please do not wet or soak your mattress as a cleaning solution. First, it would take too long for the mattress to dry. Secondly, if your mattress does not dry completely, this creates an atmosphere for mold and mildew to grow.
Now, vacuum both sides of a mattress, from top to bottom. Vacuum the seams and other crevice areas at least a couple of times. Do you need a special vacuum to clean the mattress? The answer is no. However, the HEPA filter solution provides professional cleaning results.
But all you really need is to simply use the short attachment hose or crevice/upholstery tool that accompanies your vacuum cleaner. These small vacuum devices can easily get into those mattress corners and seams/crevices.
It is suggested that in vacuuming the mattress, that we use circular motions. This action helps to remove the most set-in particles. because that’s where the worst of the worst gunk tends to gather.
While you are thoroughly vacuuming the mattress, vacuum the bed frame, the carpeting around and under the bed, the baseboard, etc. If you are using a vacuum cleaner that is the bagless type, simply empty the contents into a plastic bag and seal tightly.
P.S: if you are unable to vacuum your mattress, call your local carpet and upholstery professional. Yes, part of their job includes sanitizing and cleaning your mattress. And yes, they also use an industry-standard vacuum system.
If you would like to clean and deodorize in between vacuuming, there are some tips: lightly sprinkling baking soda onto the mattress. Baking soda is a cleaning panacea. It absorbs perspiration stains. It also will kill bacteria. Let the baking soda sit for 30 minutes to an hour, then vacuum it up.
Vacuuming your mattress is just one great method for a better mattress environment. Vacuuming helps to remove all the invisible things that make our mattress an unhealthy place we lay our bodies. It is easy to do twice a year, at least.
Keeping our mattress healthy also keeps us healthy. To sleep on a good mattress, we should also want to sleep on a clean one as well!