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How to remove difficult stains from mattresses

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It's not the most glamorous of topics, but mattresses get a lot of use!

We spend a third of our lives sleeping, so it's worth keeping beds clean and hygienic

Continuing a theme of keeping your sleeping area clean and safe, we have some tips for getting rid of the most common stains likely to find their way to the springs. These tips will make your bed cleaner and fresher and they could extend the useful life of the bed! So, let’s dive in with the first of our tricky stains:

Sweat stains

Sweat stains are the most common and thankfully should be the easiest to remove.

  1. Mix light laundry detergent or dish soap and lukewarm water together
  2. Dab the mixture onto the stain with a cloth or sponge until it fades
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Urine stains

If you have young children, you might need to know how to deep clean a mattress with urine stains.

Don’t worry, we’re here to help!

  1. Mix together gentle laundry detergent or dish soap and lukewarm water.
  2. We recommend using wet paper towels to press into the area of the stain on the mattress and replacing the paper towel every few minutes for hygiene.
  3. Keep dabbing at the stain until it’s gone. As this is a stronger stain, it will take longer to lift, but persevere and it should fade.

Blood stains

If you’ve noticed the blood-stained mattress quickly, the dish soap method may work best for you:

Method 1. Washing up liquid method

  1. Mix a little washing up liquid or light laundry detergent with some tepid water.
  2. Dampen a cloth or sponge with this mixture.
  3. Gently press into the affected area of the mattress until the stain lifts.
Dried blood stains may be a little more difficult to remove, but we have two methods to help:

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Method 2. Baking soda method

If you have baking soda to hand, this method is quick and simple for removing dried blood stains from your mattress.

Baking soda

  1. Rinse a cloth with a cold water.
  2. Dab the stain with the cloth to wet the surface (this is so the baking soda can dissolve slightly into the water on the fabric).
  3. Sprinkle baking soda over the dampened area.
  4. Leave for 30 minutes for the baking soda to do its thing …
  5. Dampen your cloth with cold water again.
  6. Dab the stain with the damp cloth.
  7. Repeat this process as many times as necessary and then leave it to dry.
  8. When the treated area is dry, vacuum the surface of the mattress to suck up any excess baking soda.

Method 3. The Vanish method

Can Vanish remove blood stains from your mattress? The answer is yes! Usually reserved for laundry uses, Vanish can help to remove tougher blood stains from your mattress.

  1. Rinse a cloth or sponge with cold water
  2. Press the cloth into the affected area
  3. Spray the Vanish solution onto the stain or sprinkle the cleaning powder over the stain
  4. Leave this to bubble for a few minutes
  5. When the solution stops bubbling, dab the stain with a cold damp cloth until it lifts
  6. Leave to dry and vacuum the area

Prevention is better than cure!

What’s better than tips for getting rid of stains? 

Tips for avoiding the stains in the first place, of course!

We do recommend the use of mattress protectors as a way of stopping reoccurrence – find soft and fluffy rubber-backed protectors as they can be both comfortable and easily washed to avoid stains making it to the mattress surface.

Get in touch!

Please let us know if you have tried the methods above for removing mattress stains and how you got on. If you have any other tried and tested methods, please contact us here on our website, or send us a message on our Facebook page.

Happy cleaning!

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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.

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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