Can you steam clean a mattress?

Getting comfortable and quality sleep at night is always essential. Sleep is necessary to live healthily. It can make a difference in your mentality. To sleep deeply, it’s essential to sleep on a clean mattress. 

A mattress is one of the home items that we have skin-to-skin contact with for the longest period daily without a single doubt. With that being said, it is utterly important to keep it as hygienic as possible. Many of us invest a great deal of money on a mattress that guarantees a good night’s sleep. It will not be ideal if we have to change it every so often. 

So, how can we maintain a good mattress hygiene practice? One of the common practices by household owners is mattress steam cleaning.

Steaming Mattress

Steam cleaning is a good surface cleaning technology. Steam cleaning your mattress may eliminate microorganism like dust mites and virus, thus potentially able to help you sleep better since your bed is clean, fresh, and more hygienic.

The Advantages And Drawbacks Of Steam Cleaning A Mattress

Keeping your mattress clean is essential, but is steam cleaning a mattress safe? 


There are several benefits of a steam cleaning mattress. Some of them are:

✓ Effective Sanitisation

Heat and steam from steam cleaner may be able to kill bacteria and other mirco organisms on the mattress surface by breaking down their cells. 

✓ Reduce Odour

The mattresses can acquire odour due to different reasons like dust, decomposing dead skin, mould, body sweat, to name some. Hot steam removes odour-causing bacteria thus helps to eliminate bad odour from the mattress.

Easy & Hassle-Free

Steam cleaning a mattress is easy and fuss-free. All you have to do is simply switch on the cleaner and thoroughly cleanse the mattress just like a normal vacuum cleaner.


❌  Not Deep Enough

As the mattress is at least 6 inch deep, the steam cleaner would not be able to clean in-depth thus mattress will not be thoroughly steamed.

❌ Increases Humidity

Adding on, the moisture from the steam may damage mattress upholstery. It also encourages mould, dust mites to grow, especially if the steam doesn’t dry sufficiently.

❌ Not Thorough

Lastly, the steam cleaner does not extract embedded dirt within the mattress. These airborne dust and dirt particles are unhygienic and are the main cause of bedroom hygiene disaster.

How to prolong the lifespan of your mattress?

Our mattress is usually covered with smooth and comfortable bed linen. But beneath that, the mattress is made of soft furnishing material that requires regular maintenance to prolong its lifespan. 

Tackle stains as early as possible

Mattress Stain

Stains are the worst, and the older a stain gets, the harder it is to remove it from your mattress fully. Therefore, blotting stains right away may avoid permanent marks on the mattress. 

Change your sheets regularly

To effectively eliminate dust mites and other microorganisms, wash the sheets at 60C or higher.  Scrub and apply stain removers to get rid of stains on the sheets. 

Woman Making Bed
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Rotate your mattress 

By rotating your mattress, you can prevent the mattress from uneven compression. Sections of a mattress that are subjected to heavier pressure tend to sag prematurely. By rotating regularly, the mattress will be able to better withstand the pressure for longer period of time. As a general guideline, it is recommended to rotate your mattress every 6 months

Engage professional mattress cleaners.

When in doubt you may choose to find mattress cleaning services instead of doing it yourself, which is great for those who don’t want to take any risks.

De Hygienique’s Mattress Cleaning TreatmentDe Hygienique’s Mattress Cleaning Treatment uses cleaning technology specially designed and manufactured for mattress cleaning and proven to clean mattresses thoroughly. De Hygienique’s mattress cleaning treatment cleans the mattress without using any moisture or chemical thus there will be no chemical residue left in the mattress after the cleaning is completed.

Cleaning and keeping your bed fresh is necessary as we spend a third of our life on it. 

If you do decide to do it yourself, be sure to learn the care needed for your mattress, as stated by the manufacturer’s recommendations or cautions. 

Book a Cleaning Schedule Today… We’ll go over the details of your mattress with you, as well as the best way to clean it. 

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