How to Get Rid of Mould from Your Mattress?

How to Get Rid of Mould from Your Mattress?

20 March, 2022   |   Famous

Mould can be a real problem, especially if you have it on your mattress. It can cause a range of negative health effects, and it's not always easy to get rid of. In this blog post, we'll tell you how to get mould out of your mattress, and how to prevent it from coming back. Stay healthy and slumber soundly!

Mould in your mattress can be an unpleasant problem. Mould feeds off dead skin cells and dust, meaning that it's easy for it to build up inside your bed.

Simple Ways to Remove Mould from a Mattress

1. Identify the source of the mould

Before you can get rid of mould from your mattress, you need to figure out where it is coming from. In order to do this, you can simply wipe a damp cloth over the surface area in question and see if any dark spots appear.

If you're having trouble finding the source of the mould, try sprinkling baking soda on your mattress and wiping it off after letting it sit for an hour. If the baking soda has absorbed any moisture, you'll be able to see where the mould is coming from as the baking soda will have turned black.

2. Wash your mattress cover

If you find that there's mould on just your mattress cover, then you need only wash it. Wash your mattress cover using the hottest water that it can withstand, and then dry it in direct sunlight or place it on an indoor drying rack until completely dried out. If you don't have time to wash your mattress cover in this way, you can also use a dry cleaning spray.

3. Clean the mattress using a vacuum cleaner and/or a steam cleaner

If you've found mould on both your mattress and mattress cover, you can clean it using a vacuum cleaner and/or steam cleaner.  Fill up the steam cleaner with the appropriate amount of water and then turn it on. Then, carefully work over the entire surface of your mattress. If you don't have a steam cleaner, use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner.

4. Treat the area with a mould inhibitor

Once you've found the mould and removed it, your problem will still not be solved if you don't treat the area with a mould inhibitor.

A mould inhibitor is a special kind of paint or varnish that prevents the growth of mold.

5. Let the mattress dry completely before using it again

The final step is to let the mattress dry completely. Do this by leaving it outside in direct sunlight or on an indoor drying rack.


If you're looking for a professional and reliable mattress cleaning service, then look no further than the team at Famous Cleaning. Our experienced and qualified cleaners will leave your mattress looking and smelling like new again in just a few hours - so why not give us a call today?