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How to Steam Clean a Mattress

May 2, 2021

Mattress Steam Cleaning, along with its tons of benefits, is an eco-friendly and healthy method of cleaning your beds. It uses less poisonous chemicals to clean your beds or mattresses that do not cause allergies to sensitive persons. Moreover, this method removes the dust and dirt effectively and also acts as a disinfectant i.e kills bacteria, germs, or bed bugs.

To make your beds odorless and absolutely clean, use a steam cleaning method to clean it. It is not a difficult procedure and you can perform it on your own. To make your cleaning process effective and easy here is an easy, simple, and step-by-step guide.

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How to Steam Clean Mattress

Here is what to do for an effective steam mattress cleaning.

Clear the Mattress

Start the steam cleaning by clearing your bed i.e by putting blankets, pillows, or additional mattress. It is compulsory to clear the mattress surface for a thorough cleaning.

Vacuum Clean the Bed

Before starting steam cleaning, vacuum cleans the bed to clear the dirt or dust particles. Sprinkle some baking soda on the mattress surface to make it odorless.

Clean the Stains

After vacuum cleaning and deodorizing, point the stain, if any, and rub it with a solution of any detergent and hot water. Use a sponge or soft cloth for this purpose and wash the spot after rubbing.

Steam Clean the Top And Sides

Fill the solution of hot water and baking soda into the steamer and start steam cleaning the top of the mattress. Divide your bed into patches as it would help in effective and easy cleaning. After the top is done, clean the sides too.

Note: Don’t let the steamer touch your mattress too much rather try to put it half or one inch above the bed to prevent any damage.

Flip and Clean the Other Side

If your mattress is flippable, after you have properly cleaned the top, let it dry for some time. Then flip your bed and proceed in the same way for the other side.

Note: Let one side dry properly before proceeding to the other side.

Dry Your Bed

After you have done with both sides, let the mattress dry well. To speed up the drying process, you can take aid from a speedy fan. Also, if it is possible, you may put your mattress in direct sunlight for drying.

Once your bed is properly cleaned and dried, it’s ready and fresh to be used again. Adjust it accordingly for next use.

Also Read: How to Deodorize Your Mattress

Be Careful


Cleaning and keeping your bed fresh is necessary as most of your routine life is spent on it. And steam cleaning is the most appropriate and eco-friendly mattress cleaning method that can be performed at home easily. Follow the above-given instructions for an effective steam mattress cleaning.

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