How To Clean An Innerspring Mattress?

How To Clean An Innerspring Mattress?

(Last Updated On: August 2, 2023)

Cleaning your innerspring mattress is an important part of maintaining a healthy sleep environment. Not only do you have the dirt, dust, and other debris that accumulates over time, but you also have to deal with spills and other accidents that can leave your mattress stained and smelly.

Fortunately, with the right supplies and a little bit of know-how, you can keep your innerspring mattress looking and feeling like new.

In this article, I’ll show you how to quickly and effectively clean your innerspring mattress and keep it in tip-top shape for years to come.

Gather the Necessary Cleaning Supplies

N gathering cleaning supplies, including a vacuum, a scrub brush, a spray bottle, and a rag, for a mattress deep clean

Get your cleaning supplies ready – it’s time to freshen up that innerspring mattress!

Proper preparation is essential for a thorough deep scrubbing. Make sure you have a vacuum, dustpan, brush, soft cloth, and any cleaning solution of your choice. You’ll also need a sponge, a bucket of warm water, and a towel.

If you have any special cleaning products specifically designed for mattresses, use those instead. Once you’ve gathered all of your supplies, you’re ready to begin the cleaning process.

Next, you’ll need to vacuum the mattress to remove any dust and dirt. Pay special attention to the crevices and seams of the mattress, as these are the areas that tend to accumulate the most dirt and debris.

To ensure the best possible results, you’ll want to use a vacuum with an upholstery attachment. With the proper preparation and a deep scrubbing, your innerspring mattress will be looking and feeling like new.

Vacuum the Mattress

P of an innerspring mattress with a bright yellow sponge dabbing, blotting, and scrubbing a concentrated stain

You just can’t beat the feeling of giving your innerspring mattress a good vacuuming! To get the job done, make sure you have the following items on hand:

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Vacuum cleaner attachments
  • Air purifying filter
  • Bed bug catcher

Start by vacuuming the mattress with the vacuum cleaner set to its highest suction setting. Take your time and make sure to get all the crevices and seams. Use the vacuum cleaner attachments to get into any hard-to-reach spots.

Finish up by running an air purifying filter over the mattress to remove any remaining dust or dirt, and then use a bed bug catcher to make sure that any bed bugs present are eliminated.

Once your mattress is free of dust, dirt, and bed bugs, you’re ready to move on to the next step: spot cleaning any stains.

Spot Clean Any Stains

A person using a vacuum cleaner to remove dust and debris from an innerspring mattress, while also spraying a deodorant to freshen it up

To make sure your mattress looks its best, spot treat any stubborn stains with a gentle cleaning solution. Begin by blotting up any spills with a clean towel or absorbent cloth. This will help prevent the stain from spreading and setting into the mattress.

You can also use a mild detergent diluted in lukewarm water to spot treat any stains that won’t come up with blotting. It’s important to always test a small, inconspicuous area of the mattress first before applying the solution to the entire stain.

Additionally, baking soda can be used to treat any odors that may have seeped into the mattress. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda onto the stain and let it sit for at least an hour. Vacuum the area afterward to remove the baking soda.

Once you’ve spot treated any stains, you’re ready to move onto the next step: deodorizing the mattress.

Deodorize the Mattress

Refresh your sleeping surface with a simple deodorizing technique. A great way to deodorize an innerspring mattress is to use a combination of air freshening and baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda liberally over the mattress, allowing it to sit for a few hours, and then vacuum it off. You can also use a fabric freshener spray to help neutralize some of the odors.

Open a window and allow fresh air to circulate in the room.

Vacuum the baking soda off of the mattress after a few hours.

These two steps are an effective way to help remove undesirable odors from an innerspring mattress. To further deodorize the mattress, you can use a fabric freshener spray. Make sure to spray the mattress evenly and not saturate any one spot. The fabric freshener not only helps to remove odors, but it will also leave your mattress feeling refreshed and smelling great. You can also use scented candles or an essential oil diffuser to help further freshen the air.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a risk of damaging the mattress if I clean it myself?

Cleaning an innerspring mattress myself could be risky if I’m not familiar with the proper techniques. Knowing the right mattress care can help ensure I don’t cause any damage.

How often should I clean my innerspring mattress?

I recommend deep cleaning my innerspring mattress every couple of months, with a mattress cover for added protection. Doing this will help ensure that my mattress remains in top condition and free from dust and dirt.

How can I prevent dust mites from infesting my mattress?

I ensure my mattress is dust-proofed and practice bedding hygiene to prevent dust mites from infesting. Weekly cleaning with a vacuum and washing my sheets and pillowcases regularly help maintain a healthy sleep environment.

What are the best cleaning products to use on an innerspring mattress?

I prefer natural materials to clean my innerspring mattress, like baking soda and vinegar. Steam cleaning is also effective and can help remove dust mites. It’s important to be thorough and detailed when cleaning your mattress for maximum results. Doing so gives you the freedom to sleep soundly and worry-free.

How can I tell when it’s time to replace my innerspring mattress?

I’m like an old car, knowing when it’s time for an upgrade. Signs of wear like sagging, unevenness, and noise are surefire indicators that my innerspring mattress is ready to be replaced. Knowing mattress longevity and the signs of wear can help me make an informed decision and keep me free from an uncomfortable sleep.


I’m so glad I took the time to deep clean my innerspring mattress.
It’s a task that’s definitely worth the effort.

I now have a mattress that looks and smells as good as new.
As I lie down on it, I feel like I’m floating on a cloud.
It’s an experience that’s truly out of this world!

All in all, I’m proud of myself for taking the time to give my mattress the care it deserves.
With a little bit of effort, I’m sure you can do the same and experience the same feeling of comfort and joy.