Why Your Sweat Stains Your Mattress and How to Remove Them?

Sweating is an inevitable part of our lives, even when we’re sleeping. Besides, the hot and humid Singaporean weather makes things so much worse than they already are. If you’ve been in the loop, you’d know that sweat seeping into your mattress is arguably the most common cause of yellow stains appearing on your mattress. The good news is, today’s read will show you some proven methods to remove sweat stains from your mattress.

sweat stained yellow mattress

Why Does Sweat Leave Stains?

Similar to the stains commonly seen on the underarms of your favourite white shirt, sweat does the exact same thing to your mattress. It’s quintessential to understand why sweat causes yellow stains to form on your mattress – and this is due to the presence of moisture found in sweat.

Man with yellow stained shirt

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As if having yellow stains on your mattress isn’t bad enough, sweat stains are often accompanied by a musty odour. A heavy accumulation of these sweat stains will most likely result in your room being filled with an offensive scent, and that’s the last thing you’d want.

Removing Sweat Stains from Your Mattress

Sweat stains on mattresses are not easy to remove as they are extremely stubborn. However, there is a reliable home remedy that could help you with that!

Baking soda helps to absorb any moisture and funky scents caused by perspiration, from your mattress. Simply sprinkle a decent amount of baking soda evenly on your mattress and let it sit for 6 to 8 hours. After which, remember to thoroughly clean the baking soda off your mattress with a vacuum cleaner!

cleaning baking soda off mattress with a vacuum cleaner

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If that doesn’t work well for you, your best bet would be to engage a professional immediately after staining your mattresses. Once time passes and those stains start to settle, it’d be even more difficult for them to be removed.

At De Hygienique, our Mattress Stain Removal Treatment is an add-on service to our Mattress Cleaning Treatment. Here’s how we do it:

  • Apply a chemical safe low-moisture shampoo on the sweat stains
  • Extract the soiled residue left by the shampoo
  • Leave the mattress to dry for 4 to 8 hours, depending on the area covered

Mattress Cleaning - Before & After

However, just like any stain removal product in the market, a 100% success rate cannot be guaranteed. Whether or not a stain can be removed completely largely depends on how long the stain has been left untreated.

If you don’t already notice, stain removal is a rather tedious process that requires proper chemicals and machinery. It might not be worthwhile cleaning up these stains on your own as that might result in the stains getting further embedded into your mattress, making it even harder to remove. Hence, it’d be wise to engage a professional mattress cleaning service to have them removed with a better shot at success.

Thankfully, the professionals are just around the corner, reach out to us here!

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