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-Mr P, York

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-Mrs G, Thirsk

I would recommend the Cleanhome service to anyone it’s great value for money easy to set up and Sharon and Phil are extremely professional. My cleaner Kate always does a fantastic job.

-Mrs B, York

Cleanhome York were very quick to respond to my initial query and were able to find me the right support in less than one week. I was looking for a cleaner as soon as possible … but I never thought Cleanhome would be able to act so quickly. I had not heard of Cleanhome York before so I was very impressed with this service. Vicky has been excellent – its like having a second pair of hands … only better!!

-Mrs C, Great Ouseburn

Cleaning your mattress at home

double bed against mustard coloured wall

You can wash your bedlinen and even your duvet and pillows, but keeping the mattresses of your beds clean is a tricky task. Never fear! Here are some steps you can take that may help you get a fresh clean mattress again!

Step 1: Check the care guide

Mattress corner

Before starting to clean your mattress, you should always check the care guide first to see what the manufacturer recommends. This is because different types of mattresses require different cleaning methods, so you should see if there are any ‘dos and don’ts’ you need to take into consideration.

Step 2: Supplies

Vacuum cleaner

Vacuum cleaner (with upholstery attachment if possible)
Mild laundry detergent or dish soap
Baking soda
A cloth or sponge
Cold and lukewarm water

Step 3: Wash your bedding

Rumpled bedding

You’ll probably want to make sure when you’re done that everything smells and feels fresh and clean, so it’s a good idea to get your bedding washed and dried while you clean the mattress.

Wash pillows and duvet on high temperature (but check care instructions for pillows as not all can be washed)

Tumble dry at high temperature too.

If your duvet is particularly bulky, a laundrette might be a good option for washing and drying.

Step 4: Air your mattress

Stripped bed and pillows

Fling the windows open! Hopefully it’s a glorious day outside with a fresh breeze. Even if it’s not, a few minutes with some fresh air circulating the room will allow airflow across your mattress, which will help to deodorise it.

Step 5: Vacuum

Vacuuming the mattressUsing the upholstery attachment, vacuum over the entire surface of the mattress, (both sides if you have a reversible mattress).

Use small circular motions to get rid of the maximum amount of dust and hair.

Step 6: Remove stains

Treating stains

The best way to remove common sweat stains from your mattress is to use a gentle laundry detergent or dish soap mixed with lukewarm water. Gently dab – don’t rub! – the stain with a cloth or sponge to lift the stain as much as possible.

An important note to remember when you’re deep cleaning your mattress at home is that you shouldn’t use any harsh chemicals or get it too wet as this can damage the integrity of the mattress.

For tougher stains such as urine and blood, please see our ‘Removing tougher stains from your mattress’ blog.

Step 7: Deodorise & final vacuum

Baking soda

When the surface is completely clean and dry, lightly sprinkle a layer of baking soda over your entire mattress. This will help to eliminate any odour that may still be lingering. If possible, the baking soda should be left for at least a few hours to get the best results.

Once your mattress is smelling clean and fresh, vacuum off all of the remaining baking soda. This should leave your mattress surface nice and fresh before you put your bedding back on.

Know any other mattress cleaning tips?

If you have any tips for bed and mattress cleaning and you’d like to share, please let us know! You can find us on Twitter and Facebook. We’ll check them out and add them to the list here!

And of course, if you’d like to get your domestic chores done for you and reap the benefits like our other clients, it’d be a pleasure. Give us a call and we’ll get the ball rolling!


Clean and tidy bed

"Vicky has been excellent – its like having a second pair of hands … only better!!"

- Mrs C, Great Ouseburn​

Cleanhome York – Bespoke Service.

We are not happy until you are! Your cleaner will usually tailor their services to fit exactly with your requirements, including spring cleaning and ironing.

Bespoke Service

We are not happy until you are! Your cleaner will usually tailor their services to fit exactly with your requirements, including spring cleaning and ironing.

Peace of Mind

Only 1 in 50 applicants makes it on to our carefully screened database. We interview them twice, visit them in their own homes and take up at least two references. And if they still subsequently don't measure up to your standards, we will send you someone who does.

Personal Cleaner

We don't operate in teams, and therefore you get the same cleaner every week. This is good because you develop a relationship with your cleaner. We have some clients who have had the same cleaner for years and years - and that's what we want for you.

COVID-19 5th January Update


Just to let you know we are open for business as usual and you can continue to have your cleaner clean your house.

The government has made it clear that cleaners are still permitted to work inside peoples' homes as long as Government Guidelines on social distancing and staying safe are followed (see below). In summary:

You can be outside of your home for work purposes where your place of work remains open and where you cannot work from home, including if your job involves working in other people's homes.

The full text can be found here New National Restrictions from 5 January (in England; there are similar texts available for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). Specifically relating to cleaners, the guidance continues: 'This guidance applies to those working in, visiting or delivering to home environments. These include, but are not limited to, people working in the following areas:

  • 'This can include work in other people's homes where necessary - for example, for nannies, cleaners, social care workers providing support to children and families, or tradespeople (this is not an exhaustive list)'

Note this guidance is for people who are fit and well, and is dependent on the following social distancing guidelines being followed:

  • No work should be carried out in a household where people are isolating or where an individual is being shielded.
  • The cleaners can continue work, providing that they are well and have no symptoms. No work should be carried out by a cleaner who has coronavirus symptoms, however mild, or when someone in their own household has symptoms.
  • No work should be carried out in a household where any occupants are clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus, or households with a possible or confirmed case of coronavirus.
  • Whilst in the house. a cleaner should maintain a safe distance of at least two metres from any household occupant at all times, and ensure good ventilation in the area where they are working, including opening the window.
  • Upon entering the home, cleaners should wash their hands using soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Cleaners should wash their hands regularly, particularly after blowing their nose, sneezing or coughing, and when leaving the property.

The good news with regard to cleaning is that the cleaners can social distance from their clients very easily, and we would advise that, if you are at home when they are there, that you remain in a separate room to your cleaner.

If you are happy to adhere to the government guidelines - and if your cleaner has not been in touch already - then please just call the office and we will ensure that your cleaning continues.

Best regards

The Cleanhome Team