How to Disinfect Your Mattress

How to Disinfect Your Mattress

Our team at Pro Disinfection Services is here to help you learn how to disinfect your mattress. This article will cover 5 steps that are necessary to thoroughly clean and disinfect a mattress.

These five steps will ensure the safety of you, your family, and those around you as well as the longevity of your mattress.

Remove Your Covers Before Disinfecting

Before you can start disinfecting, you must first remove all covers that are on the mattress. This includes sheets, blankets, and other fabrics or materials.

This step is necessary because some of these items may also need to be cleaned during your disinfecting process.

When removing any coverings from the bed you should always start at one end with a corner so as not to trap the dirt while pulling them off too quickly

If there’s an odor coming from underneath something like a sheet or blanket then it needs to be laundered before putting back on the bed.

These odors can come in many forms such as pet smells, sweat stains due to poor hygiene practices, and musty smells which signal mold growth among other things

After removing all fabric layers you will want to vacuum any debris left behind as well as the floor around the bed.

Prepare Your Disinfectant

Once you’ve removed any fabric from the bed, you are now ready to disinfect it with a cleaner that will kill germs and bacteria.

There is no one right answer for this step as there are many different types of cleaners out there, but most people choose products like Lysol or Clorox

It’s important to note that not all cleaners have the same ingredients which mean they work in very different ways

When choosing your product refer back to their labels for instructions on how much should be used per gallon of water

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Some may also recommend mixing at least two gallons together while others say you only need one so always read warnings carefully before applying anything.

Apply Your Disinfectant to All Areas of Your Mattress

This is the most important part of this process and usually takes a long time.

You should concentrate on cleaning every inch of your mattress, top to bottom as well as all sides and corners.

The more you clean it then the less chance there will be for germs or bacteria to hide in areas that were missed so make sure each area has been cleaned thoroughly before moving onto another one.

Apply enough liquid cleaner to saturate the surface and let it dry (about 20 minutes) before flipping over your bedding again.

If while disinfecting an odor comes up from under something like a sheet or blanket then remove them immediately since they may have some form of mold growth underneath. Disinfect these items separately once you’ve removed the odor.

Be Sure to Disinfect the Back Part As Well

If your mattress has a back section then you will need to disinfect that as well.

To do this, start from one end of the bed and work your way across until all areas are clean.

Be sure not to miss any corners or cracks since these can be breeding grounds for mold growth.

Once finished with this step flip the sheets over again so they have been cleaned on both sides before going onto another part of the process which includes removing odors to eliminate them.

Let Dry After Disinfecting

Once you’ve finished disinfecting your mattress, it needs to dry.

This will take about 20 minutes as the cleaner soaks into every inch of the surfaces and kills off any germs or bacteria that were there before moving onto another part of this process which includes removing odors to eliminate them completely.

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The best way to do this is with a fan or air conditioner set on low.

Be sure not to flip the sheets until they have dried completely because if you do then the dirt will come in contact with your mattress and that’s something we want to avoid as much as possible while we’re cleaning it.

If there are any odors coming from underneath some fabric like a sheet, blanket or pillowcase then remove them immediately since these items may be causing an odor due to mold growth among other things which means they need their own disinfecting treatment.

They should also be laundered before being put back onto the bed again so read instructions carefully before applying anything for better results.


It is important to know how to disinfect your mattress. This blog post has given you 5 easy steps that will help ensure the safety of not only yourself but also those around you who may be more susceptible to illness and disease than others.

We hope this information has been helpful in providing some insight into a subject many don’t even think about until it becomes an issue.

Keep these tips in mind as we head into allergy season! Have any other questions? Just ask us and our team can provide answers just like they have done here today!

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