Most mattresses can last for over a decade if they are taken care of, but they don’t usually stay clean that entire time. Most people spend at least one-third of their lives on their mattresses. Many people have pets that are allowed on the bed as well. Mold, bacteria and germs can build up over time, most of which is not visible. Mattress cleaning services can disinfect this accumulation and make mattresses smell and look better. Most companies use anti-allergen cleaning solutions. Costs range from $50 to $150, depending on the size of the mattress, how much of the mattress needs to be cleaned, whether stains need to be removed and whether customers want various add-on services.
The larger the mattress, the higher the cost to clean it. A cot, small mattress or bunk bed is usually the cheapest to clean. Twin and double mattresses have mid-range pricing, and queen and king mattresses are the most expensive. Some mattress cleaners also clean box springs. To clean the top, bottom and sides of a mattress and the top and sides of a box spring, Mr. K’s Carpet Service of Schenectady, New York, charges $80 for a king, $70 for a queen, $60 for a full and $50 for a twin.
Some people just want to get the top or sides of the mattress cleaned. This service costs less because it involves less labor. For example, Mr. K’s Carpet Service will clean just the top and sides of a mattress and the sides of a box spring for $60 (king), $50 (queen), $45 (full) and $35 (twin).
Stains are the most visible sign that a mattress might need to be cleaned. Blood, urine, beverages and other fluids can be breeding grounds for germs. Some mattress cleaning pros charge extra to remove particularly difficult stains.
Some services charge extra to clean mattresses on weekends.
Many mattress cleaning companies offer add-ons for an extra cost. These services include allergy relief treatments, smoke odor removal, anti-microbial treatments and bed bug cleanup after extermination services. Mr. K’s Carpet Service charges $10 to $25 for an allergy relief treatment, depending on the size of the mattress and extent of the treatment. PURE Carpet Care of North Brunswick, New Jersey, charges $15 for an allergy relief treatment.
Only get the top cleaned saves some money. Some mattress cleaning services offer discounts for cleaning multiple mattresses at one time, so plan to get all of your mattresses cleaned at the same time. For example, PURE Carpet Care charges $129 for the first mattress and then the following prices for additional mattresses: $90 for king, $80 for queen, $70 for full or double, and $60 for twin. Likewise, many mattress cleaners are also carpet cleaners or general cleaning companies, so it may be possible to get a deal on multiple services.