How to Clean a Dusty Mattress

Cleaning a dusty mattress is something that involves a few different steps to ensure it is something you want to sleep on.

In order to ensure its cleanliness you will want to clean it not only of dust, but of pollen, animal dander, small insects (like bedbugs) and several other things that could cause you not to get a restful night's sleep. This system of cleaning will give you the best results for cleaning a dusty mattress.

Stand the mattress up against an outside wall and vacuum out all the loose dust. When you are satisfied that all dust is removed, turn the mattress over and vacuum the other side.

Mix together a solution of 1 cup vinegar and 1 gallon of water. Scrub the mixture into both sides of the mattress with a clean wash cloth and allow it to dry.

Clean both sides of mattress with steam cleaner to make sure you kill off any small pests and draw any remaining dust or pollutants from the mattress. Allow it to dry thoroughly. You don't want mildew or mold within the mattress.

Things You Will Need

  • Vacuum with hand attachment 1 cup vinegar 1 gallon water Dry wash cloth Steam cleaner Hypoallergenic steam cleaning solution

About the Author

Carl Pruit has been a freelance writer since 2005, specializing in service journalism and travel. His work has appeared on various websites. Born and raised in California, Pruit attended Contra Costa Community College in San Pablo, Calif. and received an associate degree in the administration of justice.