How Much Does A Professional Mattress Cleaning Service Cost?

To have your mattresses professionally cleaned, it's likely going to cost you between $75 and $150 per mattress. For all the mattresses in your house, this makes it a significant but necessary investment. The thing is, our mattresses get pretty ugly. Think about it: dead skin cells, body oils and fluids, pet hair, you get the picture. It's literally a breeding ground for bacteria, dust mites, and germs to play in. Having your mattresses cleaned improves the air quality as well, so if you suffer from allergies, it's a must. You'll actually get better, more restful sleep on a clean mattress.

Additionally, having your mattresses cleaned regularly is the key to maximizing their lifespan. It's recommended to have mattresses you use all the time professionally cleaned about every six months. You should also be vacuuming them about once a month to keep allergens at a minimum. For guest room mattresses and such, once a year is fine. But there's a lot more to know about the process and what to expect, so if you're new to professional mattress cleaning, keep reading.

The different cleaning methods

There are different types of cleaning methods that can be used with mattresses — one of the most common is steam cleaning. This is a chemical-free option that helps eliminate bacteria and disinfect the mattress. However, shampooing the mattresses is sometimes necessary for deep cleaning and getting all the upholstery. This method leaves you with some drying time, so you'll need to plan several hours ahead for that.

One of the favored methods of manufacturers is the deep extraction method. This is when a special vacuum with deep suction extracts all the dust and dirt from the mattress. The reason manufacturers prefer this method is that it uses no water, which will ultimately lengthen the lifespan of the mattress even further. A good service will remove surface stains first, and then apply whichever cleaning method you prefer, be it steam cleaning, shampooing, or deep extraction. Whether you prefer a wet or dry method is up to you, but be sure you choose a reputable business with good reviews.

How to prepare for professional mattress cleaners

Most of the time, you will want to schedule the cleaning in the morning on a clear day so you can open the windows to help completely dry the mattresses afterward. Plan on roughly five to eight hours of dry time. Since the cleaners come to you, it will be important to strip the bedding including any mattress toppers beforehand. You can use the time to give everything a good washing. The other thing is, it will be important for the technicians to be able to navigate all sides of the mattress in every room.

If you need to move the mattresses to a location where this will be more feasible, get someone to help you move them to a spot where they'll be easier to access. This will also make the process go much smoother and faster. You should ask about optional extras like deodorizing treatments if you like. Having your mattresses professionally cleaned should definitely be added to your spring cleaning tasks of general home maintenance.