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What Causes Yellow Stains on the Mattress & How to Clean Them

Date Written: 24 Jul 2020


Ageing can discolour your mattressbut so does sweat, oil, urine, and other bodily fluids that it’s exposed to on a daily basis. These stains can be so stubborn, explaining why you should engage professional mattress cleaning services in Singapore periodically. The more days pass away, the more difficult it would be to remove them.


In this article, we will discuss further the factors that can cause yellow stains on your mattress and how to remove them.


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What Causes Yellow Stains on Your Mattress?



Sweat stains may be invisible in the initial stages but over time, they can lead not only to yellow marks on your mattress but bad odour as well. This is by far the most usual reason for the yellowing of your mattress, even your pillows, for that matter.



Bedwetting happens—whether you have kids or pets at home—and it produces the same yellowish stains as sweat on your mattress. Unfortunately, it also comes with a musty smell that can be harder to get rid of.



Oil can come from your body and from the food you carry to your bed too. The stains these oils can cause can be present for a long time until they become yellow. It may take the help of a professional mattress cleaner to completely remove them.



The sweat, urine, and oils on your mattress can all create excess moisture and this is all that mould and mildew need to grow. Similar to other yellow stains, mould can look like small yellow spots covering a specific area of the mattress.


ALSO READ: Pests That May Be Living in Your Mattress


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How to Get Yellow Stains Out of Your Mattress


If you don’t want to deal with yellow stains, the first thing you have to do is avoid getting them. Diligent precautions such as changing your sheets regularly and using a protective mattress cover can go a long way in keeping your mattress clean.


But, what can you do if there are already yellow stains on your mattress? There are a few tips using only two ingredients: dishwashing liquid soap and hydrogen peroxide.


Step 1: Dilute a generous squirt of liquid soap in water and mix it up vigorously until thick suds form.


Step 2: Scoop the suds using a clean, damp cloth, making sure to get only the suds and as little water as possible. Rub the suds in a circular motion over the stain on your mattress.


Step 3: Blot with a clean, dry cloth to absorb the excess moisture. Alternate steps two and three until the stain is gone.


Step 4: If the yellow stain is still there, fill an empty spray bottle with hydrogen peroxide and mist it over the spot. Let the peroxide sit for five minutes and blot. Repeat this step until the stain disappears.


The success of these steps will depend on the kind of mess you’re dealing with. If the stain is old, it may take a lot more than these, hence the need for professional mattress cleaning.


For best results, it’s essential to engage a mattress cleaning service at least every six months or one year to remove dirt, dust, germs, and stains—particularly yellow stains.


At Clean Care, we use a special fabric cleaning solution that is effective in removing stains such as sweat, urine, oil, and blood. We also go the extra mile by offering other solutions such as carpet and rug cleaning services.


Book a mattress cleaning service with us today and see how much difference Clean Care can make to your mattress!

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