Revitalize Your Home’s Mattresses: Expert Advice for a Fresh Start

One major trend in residential cleaning this year is health-centric cleaning. For your family’s well-being, ensuring a good night’s sleep is essential. To that end, you’re probably diligent about laundering sheets and pillowcases regularly, limiting device use before bedtime, and keeping both lighting and temperature low in your home’s bedrooms.

But there’s one item in those bedrooms that could be undermining your efforts: an old, soiled or unclean mattress.

Do you know how to clean a mattress? Did you even realize that the mattresses in your house could be cleaned?

The pros at Shoup’s Cleaning have your back. Not only do we have over 50 years of experience delivering top-notch housekeeping services to our neighbors in Northeast Ohio – we offer specialty services that include, you guessed it, professional mattress cleaning.

Read on to learn why it’s important to clean a mattress, what should be included in a thorough mattress cleaning, how to clean and disinfect a mattress yourself – and when to call in an experienced mattress cleaning service for help.

Why Should I Clean My Mattress? Isn’t Washing the Sheets Good Enough?

The benefits of residential housekeeping services or occasional carpet cleaning services seem pretty straightforward – but most people never think about cleaning their mattresses. So why should you make it a priority?

Think about it: You spend roughly 6 to 8 hours a night in that bed. Every night. And if you’re like us, you may occasionally binge-watch shows on your laptop, enjoy a snack or snuggle with your fur-babies in that bed. This means that, even with a mattress protector firmly in place, your mattress gets dirty over time.

The following can bypass your mattress protector and seep into your mattress’s fibers:

  • Sweat
  • Hair
  • Food crumbs
  • Pet dander
  • Dead skin cells
  • Dust mites
  • Urine

All of these unwanted elements create the perfect environment for bacteria and fungi to grow. So even with freshly laundered bed linens, an uncleaned mattress can:

  • Irritate allergies
  • Lead to skin conditions like acne or eczema
  • Allow odors to linger, lowering the air quality in your home
  • Become a breeding ground for unwelcome guests

So, no, washing your sheets isn’t enough! Apart from the health problems you can invite by not cleaning your mattress, consider the investment you made in this most important element of your furniture. Regular cleanings can help extend the lifespan of your mattress – which means keeping more of your hard-earned dollars in your wallet.

How Often Should I Clean My Mattress?

Luckily, mattress cleaning does not have to be on your weekly chore list to be effective. The general rule is once or twice a year for a mattress refresh, similar to how often you would hire an upholstery cleaning professional to spruce up your furniture.

What Should the Ultimate Mattress Cleaning Routine Include?

The main goals for a mattress cleaning are to:

  • Remove dust and dirt
  • Nix germs and pests
  • Treat stains and odors
  • Prolong the lifespan of the mattress

The best professional mattress cleaning services address all those areas and more. The process typically involves:

  • Stripping linens and mattress protector
  • Vacuuming all surfaces of the mattress
  • Treating stains with a cleaning solution
  • Deodorizing with baking soda or a specialized product
  • Removing any mites or bugs
  • Allowing the mattress to dry completely before reapplying protector and linens

Is The DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Method Suitable For Cleaning My Mattress?

You can certainly take on some portions of what a mattress cleaning service would do. If you make a habit of vacuuming your mattress every time you change the sheets, you can seriously cut down the amount of dust, crumbs and hair in it. You might even sprinkle baking soda on it before using the vacuum to keep general odors at bay.

But do you really want to lug your mattress outside to scrub away urine and beverage stains? It requires a lot of elbow grease – not to mention how long your mattress will take to dry afterward. Those tasks are best left to the pros who keep the right equipment and cleaners on hand and have developed the most efficient mattress-cleaning processes.

Why Should I Call a Professional Mattress Cleaner?

Similar to how professional carpet cleaning benefits your home, a professional mattress cleaning service is often the smart choice. Calling on the expertise of Shoup’s mattress cleaning service could be the right choice for you if:

  • Your mattress is more than a couple of years old.
  • There are urine or other biological stains on your mattress.
  • You think your mattress has invited mites or bugs.
  • Lifting or moving the mattress is too difficult for you.
  • You do not have time or space to do the cleaning yourself.

The Shoup’s professional mattress cleaning service follows all industry best practices, including standard hot water extraction processes. Here’s what you can expect from our mattress cleaning services:

  • First, we pre-vacuum the mattress.
  • Then we pre-spray the mattress with a biodegradable cleaner.
  • Next, we rinse away the cleaner with a low-moisture, high-heat (200-plus°) water rinse.
  • Finally, we speed dry using axial fans – which gets your mattress sheet-ready in no time!

Our trained mattress cleaners can also apply deodorizer if you request it, and we have special chemicals to treat urine stains. Just ask!

Rest Easier With Shoup’s Professional Mattress Cleaning Services

Want your entire family to rest easier? Let our specialty services make your mattress cleaning a breeze. Call Shoup’s Cleaning today and enjoy sweeter dreams tomorrow!

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