How to Clean Your Mattress

Written by: Fawcett Mattress



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OK, so you’ve bought an amazing natural mattress but don’t know how to keep it clean?

You’ve come to the right place. Now, we know a mattress is a considered purchase and that it may have taken you time to find the perfect one.

Trust us, the hard part is done and now all you have to do is keep it cleaned to enjoy a comfortable and fresh night sleep.

You’ve probably heard from friends and family that using a mattress protector is the best way to keep your mattress clean.

Those opinions are not wrong, but that's still not the best way to keep it clean. Dust mites can easily build up over time similar to your kitchen or living room.

But, most people won’t put the same level of care & attention into their couch or kitchen table than their mattress.

Don’t worry, we’re not here to judge! Only to help.

Read on to learn more about tips that can help you clean your natural latex mattress:

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Why Should You Clean Your Mattress?

A clean mattress is similar to having a clear mind. You feel relaxed, comfortable and at ease.

There are quite a few reasons why you should clean your mattress but we’ve picked out ones that our customers have suggested are their top reasons why.


The most important reason. We shed dead skin as we sleep that can build up over time if you’ve not cleaned your mattress regularly.

If left uncleaned it could lead to allergies and potentially mold.

Therefore, it’s important to clean your mattress regularly so that it doesn’t impact your health and wellbeing.

Sleep Quality

It’s crucial you get a good night's sleep at all times and that’s based on the cleanliness of your mattress.

You could be having issues with your sleep that if left untreated could lead to more broken sleep and overall fatigue during the day.

Cleaning your mattress could be a way to improve your sleep and lead to a better sleep cycle.

Longer Mattress Life

Removing dust mites, dirt & stains from your mattress can help to keep it fresher for longer.

How Often to Clean Your Mattress

We recommend cleaning your mattress once a year. This may come as a surprise but this just makes cleaning your mattress a lot simpler and hassle-free!

This will keep your mattress fresh and ensure that there are no dirt, dust mites or stains on your mattress.

When To Rotate Your Mattress

Rotating your mattress every three to six months will help to prevent sagging and ensure that the mattress wears evenly.

This is especially important during the first year of use, as the materials in the mattress settle and conform to your body.

If you have a Model 1, Model 2 or Model 8 - bonus, you can flip and rotate your mattress. Model 9 toppers, and toppers in general, can also be flipped and rotated.

How to Clean a Mattress Stain

Common household items that you can use to clear your mattress include vinegar, baking soda & hydrogen peroxide.

Adding both vinegar and hydrogen peroxide together can help you to remove mattress stains.

Apply the mixture to a rag and then proceed to rub your mattress on the stain until it’s removed.

How to Clean a Mattress Protector

To protect your mattress from spills, stains, and dirt, use a mattress protector.

A mattress protector is an obvious way to protect your mattress but even itself has to be cleaned.

A mattress protector will also help to extend the life of your mattress by preventing the buildup of dust, dirt, and dead skin cells.

To wash your mattress protector the general advice is to separate this from your mattress and bed linen within your washing machine.

It helps to keep every bedding item separate so you know what has been cleaned and what is still needed to be washed.

At Fawcett, we sell premium mattress protectors that are hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant so you’re getting the best value for your dollars.

You will be less worried about keeping your mattress protector clean because our product does the job for you.

Make sure to choose a protector that is breathable and doesn't trap moisture, as this can cause mold growth.

General Tips to Clean Your Mattress

Clean Spills Immediately

If you spill something on your mattress, clean it up immediately to prevent the liquid from seeping into the foam.

Use a damp cloth and a mild detergent to gently clean the affected area. Avoid using harsh chemicals, as they can damage the foam.

Vacuum Your Mattress

Vacuuming your mattress regularly will help to remove dust, dirt, and allergens that can accumulate over time.

Use a soft-bristled brush attachment to gently clean the surface of the mattress.
Be sure to vacuum both sides of the mattress.

Avoid Sunlight and Heat

Exposure to direct sunlight and heat can damage the natural latex foam in your mattress.

Keep your mattress out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources like radiators and space heaters.

Prevent Mould Growth

Natural latex mattresses are resistant to mold and mildew, but they can still grow if the mattress is exposed to moisture.

To prevent mold growth, make sure to keep your bedroom well-ventilated and use a dehumidifier if necessary.

If you live in a humid climate, consider using a moisture-resistant mattress pad.
A good purchase is an inexpensive humidity gauge, which can be obtained for about $10.

Try to keep humidity below 60%.

Don't Use a Box Spring

Box springs can be OK, but often they do not provide an even support base.

Natural latex mattresses are designed to be used with a solid foundation or slatted bed frame.

Using a box spring can cause the mattress to sag and shorten its lifespan.

Avoid Using Chemical Cleaners

Avoid using chemical cleaners or solvents to clean your natural latex mattress.

These can damage the foam and cause it to break down more quickly.

Instead, use a mild detergent and water to clean the surface of the mattress.

Sleep better with Fawcett Mattress

In conclusion, caring for your Fawcett natural latex mattress is important to ensure that it lasts for many years.

By following these tips, you can keep your mattress clean, prevent damage, and enjoy a comfortable and supportive sleep surface.

Interested in purchasing a better quality mattress? View our range of mattresses for a better night's sleep.