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How clean is your mattress? Tips for keeping it germ free

How clean is your mattress? Tips for keeping it germ free
  • You mattress is one of the most used items in your home
  • A clean mattress is essential for health and comfort
  • Good ventilation prevents dampness and mould

The mattress is one of the most used items in the home, yet it's not regularly factored in when it comes to domestic cleaning.

However, a clean mattress is essential for health and comfort and is much easier to keep clean than most people think.

A dirty mattress can be a breeding ground for dust mites, bacteria and other allergens. These microscopic bugs are harmless to most people but can cause allergic reactions in those with sensitive skin and can trigger things like eczema and even asthma.

This post will share our top tips on keeping your mattress clean, fresh, and germ-free.

Keep your sheets clean

We all know that delightful feeling of stepping into a freshly made bed with sheets and bedding that have just been washed - there are few things quite like it.

Keeping your sheets clean and changing them regularly goes a long way to helping keep your mattress clean.

Although there are no hard and fast rules about how often you should change your bedding, about every two weeks is standard for light use, and once per week if you sleep there every night or have pets that sleep in your bed.

Use a mattress protector

A mattress protector is one of the best ways to keep your mattress clean, protected, and in good condition.

There are many kinds of mattress protectors available at different price points, but a breathable one is recommended, as this helps maintain the airflow between your mattress and bedding, which prevents allergens and moisture from building up.

If you have young children, you can also find waterproof mattress protectors that are great for keeping your mattress clean and protected from accidents.

Vacuum the mattress regularly

When you think of vacuuming, your mattress probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind, but most modern-day vacuum cleaners come with attachments designed to clean things other than floors.

This includes attachments for hard-to-reach areas, couches, curtains, and mattresses.

You can vacuum your mattress quickly when stripping your bed every week or add vacuuming to your monthly cleaning tasks list.

Keep your bedroom well ventilated

Fresh air isn't just good for your health, it's good for your home and everything in it. Even in winter, you should open all windows in your home every day for at least 30 minutes in the morning to allow fresh air to circulate.

Good ventilation prevents dampness and mould but also keeps your soft furnishings like your couch, bed and mattress fresh and clean by helping remove odours and bacteria from the fibres.

When you open your windows daily, you should remove the duvet from the bed and allow the fresh air to circulate before making your bed, as this will allow a good amount of ventilation around the mattress.

We hope that you found some helpful tips in this post. Taking care of your mattress will ensure it lasts longer and keeps you and your family healthy and comfortable.


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