When Mattress Sanitizing Goes Right!

When Mattress Sanitizing Goes Right!

Dec 01, 2023

Mattress Sanitizing

Mattress Sanitizing, have you thought of it before.

Does it haunt your dreams?

Well it should, because there are some creepy facts out there that might have you running out of the room screaming why didn’t look into it before…

Now we could be getting into a bit of horror story facts here when it comes to your trusty fluffy mattress that you greet so happily each night.

But rest assured…

There are things you need to think of instead of just changing the bedsheets and I am going to tell you about them.

Did you know…

That new mattress is infested with bacteria, dust mites, mold and fungi within just a few months of use.

I know, shock and horror!

But it’s not your mattresses fault, don’t fall out with your mattress over this.

It’s can I say it, YOU!

Mattresses, whether they be old or new, and bedding I’m sorry to say absorb your body sweat and dead skin cells every night you lay in it.

Creating the perfect moist environment for these little pesky mites to thrive and lay their eggs right in your bed.

No, don’t say that you’re never going to lay in a bed again.

What are you going to do, lay on a wooden plank?

I thought not.

So what can we do about it, and we can people do something about it.

Are you itching yet!

Give me time…

The Bug Lowdown

Dust Mites

These little critters have been around two million years (so there not going anywhere) dust mites live in every mattress! including yours.

Dust mite feces can cause bronchitis, breathing difficulties, asthma, itchy skin, sneezing, and other allergic reactions.

Now you can start scratching.

Where Do Dust Mites Come From

You may well ask because you are wondering how on earth did they invade my home and jump into bed with me uninvited.

They are in fact tiny microscopic relatives of the spider.

They cause allergies by the waste they produce, so their not the biting kind like the bed bug.

They most probably invite themselves into our homes in many ways – and if you think you can stop them, think again. You can no more stop these little critters than stop the dust coming in.

They hitch rides on our pets.

I just want to say don’t stop your pets from sharing your bed because of this because they are just one carrier we are too.

So are you going to ban yourself?

I didn’t think so.

So bring your furry friend on the bed won’t make the slightest bit of difference, and I for one would not take away the pleasures of having my fury family on my bed just because of the dust mite.

We even bring them in with us, they hitch rides in our clothes to our work and other places.

You see we humans are a dust mites haven for a rich source of food supply.

They feed on the dead skin we shed every day. Now we cannot stop our skin from shedding, that’s just a done thing.

So they exist wherever we do, how about that!

Bacteria In Our Beds

It does not feel nice when you think of sleeping on millions upon millions of bacteria in your bed, now I’m getting a little bit itchy as well.

It is a daily highway of bacteria that are finding their way into our beds.

Some, like gram-positive cocci, can be the source of a nasty sickness.

Others, such as bacilli and gram-positive rods, are rarer, therefore less likely to affect us.

Yet we do need to make it our business to keep them in check as much as we can.

We cannot irradicate them altogether and we shouldn’t, as we need them as much as they need us in the scheme of things.

But if they are not kept in check they can then cause issues.

Mould And Fungi

Otherwise known as fungus lurks in our mattresses as well.

Your mattress provides that nice culture medium for fungi, yes it’s true…

Humans naturally produce 26 gallons of sweat in a bed every year, now close your mouth, you’re gaping…

Not the best look.

This moisture (that’s why you might need a cooling topper to help you stop sweating) combined with the heat of your sleeping body provides the “ideal fungal culture medium” out of your mattress to cultivate all manner of growing things.

Gust to let you know…

Fungi that can adopt a single-celled growth habit, wait for it! are called yeasts…

Thought you might like to know that.

How To Look After Your Mattress

Here are a few general tips to minimize those odours and help keep those dust mites away:

• About every few months you can air your mattress by placing it outside in the sun helps stops moisture thus producing mold and prevents those unpleasant smells.

• When you change your sheets, open the windows to let in fresh air for a while – and also leave the mattress uncovered for a few minutes to let it breathe for a while.

• You could vacuum both sides of your mattress – this helps suck up dust and those pesky dust mites.

• You can also flip your mattress sometimes

I know that some of these tips might be more trouble than they’re worth.

I mean taking your mattress outside in the sun – what if you’re on the 5th floor of an apartment block.

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I would like to see that.

There other ways, let’s have a look at them.

Mattress Cleaning Or Best Way To Clean A Mattress

In order to protect yourself from this nightly torrent of allergens, bugs.

And general nasties we need to look at the different ways we can beat the mass overpopulation of these bugs and those mold things from taking over and causing us allergies and generally making us sick thus thinking about them.

How To Clean A Mattress With Baking Soda And Vinegar The Natural Way

Now baking soda is an old-fashioned miracle worker around the house where cleaning comes in, and vinegar is also the best accompaniment with baking soda when it comes to cleaning.

If you have never used it before you should look into it.

I love it when it all fizzes when you pour the vinegar onto the baking soda and it goes to work.

I do stress though only use the vinegar with the baking soda to remove stains from your bed ok…

Not clean your whole bed with both.


Firstly after you have taken off the sheets vacuum up any dust and dirt off the mattress.

Plus you know you’re sucking up some of these pesky dust mites, you don’t think you’re going to get them all sucked up in the vacuum though.

It’s not going to happen, they have strong legs you know.

Proceed to sprinkle the dry (don’t wet it) baking soda on the entire surface of your mattress rubbing the baking soda in gently on the mattress allows the powder to penetrate the inside of the mattress for that deep cleaning that will not only clean it.

Iit will also act as a deodorizer as well. Now let it set in for a while, an hour or so, so it can get to work.

Then comes the vacuum cleaner again to vacuum up all the baking powder from the surface of the mattress.

After all, you don’t want to wake up with white powder on you in the morning do you?

Not really…

Now there is another natural way of cleaning your mattress and that’s’ with steam.

Did you know that steam is a natural sanitizer?

That’s right, and one of the best.

So let’s go through a few ways you can get your mattress cleaned with steam.

Now I don’t want you running out of the bedroom pointing terrified at your mattress after you have been thinking about what you might be sleeping on.

Or decided to get the microscope out to find the dust mites lurking in your mattress partying away.

And say ‘steam clean mattress, steam clean mattress’ to your other members of the household, looking at you with a confused look on their face.

Do you know that steam cleaning is one of the most effective mattress cleaning methods there are?

That’s right, the steam is able to penetrate your mattress and remove those harmful particles while getting rid of 99.99% of bacteria, dust mites, and germs.

Mattress Steam Cleaning Services

Yes, there are such things and were going to talk about them.

By having your mattress steam cleaned by a professional it will help to eliminate:

  • harmful pollutants
  • bacteria
  • dust mites
  • bad odors
  • stains
  • dust
  • dirt
  • mold
  • pet fur

Mattress Steam Cleaning Price

Now, this is going to vary from country to country but I can give to an idea of the pennies you may need to part with.

Mattress Size Mattress Price:

  • Single $80 per mattress
  • Double $99 per mattress
  • Queen $110 per mattress
  • King $130 per mattress

It’s not the cheapest but what is when it comes to getting a professional to come to your house and do their stuff.

If your unable to do it yourself then I would recommend getting them in every so often.

They may say that you need to get them in another three months or so.
But they may not, what I say is you be the judge.

It’s your money and getting your mattress done more often is better.
Well so it is for the carpet too, but you don’t see everybody getting in the carpet cleaner all the time, do you?

Mattress Steam Cleaner

Now, there is another way and I would most probably go for this way.

In fact, I would as you can do it yourself with your own gadget and save money in the long run.

Now am I talking about the professional mattress cleaners, noooo…

You can buy your own mattress steam cleaner online, so convenient.

There are anti-dust mite vacuum cleaners on the market to do just the job, you would think that this problem is widespread if they had to invent a mattress steam cleaning.


Anyway, there is also a sanitizing vacuum cleaner and even a UV Powerful Light to eliminate the mites and fungal problems with your mattress.


The best thing is if I show these products here so you can see just what’s out there when it comes to Mattress Sanitizing.

And there is one I have myself which is a multi steam cleaner that not only can do your mattress but the rest of your house. So that’s the best of both worlds as well.

But if you want to concentrate on a steam cleaner to wack those mattresses creepy crawly problems right where it hurts them then go for the model that does just that.