Tips for Cleaning Your Memory Foam Mattress
Memory foam mattresses are, without a doubt, the most comfortable mattress in the world. After all, this type of mattress conforms to your body, filling the curves and supporting your weight much better than a coil mattress or a water mattress can. Memory foam mattresses give you a very comfortable and restful sleep, and they also help relieve body aches and pains.
Because memory foam mattresses are made from special materials, care is given when it comes to cleaning it. Below are some tips on washing and cleaning this special type of mattress.
Tips to Vacuum
The easiest and simplest way of cleaning your memory foam mattress is by vacuuming it. You can use your regular vacuum cleaner, but if you want more control, then a handheld one is a good idea.
Memory foam mattresses do absorb dust, dust mites, hair, dirt, etc. over time, so be sure that you vacuum all the surfaces of the mattress, including the sides.
Tips to Remove Stains
Never use strong chemicals or products to get rid of the stains on your memory foam mattress. If you’re going to use a commercial product to clean the mattress, see to it that the product does not contain ammonia as well as bleach. Not only are these too harsh, but they can also ruin the fabric and the interior.
To remove stains, what you can use instead is a mild detergent, such as a dishwashing liquid. Mix it with water until bubbles form. With a clean sponge, dip it in the bubbles and clean the stain in a circular motion, going from the outermost portion of the stain towards the center. Of note though; only use the bubbles to remove the stains. Never dip the whole sponge into the solution; you don’t want to get the mattress soaking wet.
In lieu of mild detergent, you can also use water and vinegar mixture. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and lightly spray the mattress. Scrub the stained part quickly with an absorbent cloth. Not only can vinegar help dilute and remove the stain, but it will also soak up any unpleasant smell.
Tips to Dry the Mattress
If the memory foam mattress absorbed too much liquid, then you should immediately get it outside to dry under the sun. It’s ideal if you place it under the hot sun for the whole day, turning the mattress once in a while to dry all sides. However, if there’s no sun to dry the mattress, what you can do instead is to sprinkle some baking soda unto the stained, damp spot. The baking soda is going to absorb the liquid.
Leave the baking soda on the mattress for about half an hour to an hour. The baking soda will clump together as it absorbs the dampness. Once time’s up, you only have to vacuum the baking soda off. Of note; baking soda also removes unpleasant smell.
If the mattress is still a little bit damp, then you can make use of your hairdryer to completely dry it. Just don’t use the hottest setting though as this could damage the mattress. Instead, use the cold or warm setting.