How To Clean A Memory Foam Mattress Topper
The average person spends about a total of twenty-six years in bed. That is a lot of time just being in your bed, accumulating a lot of dead skin cells, fluids, dirt, and more. If you sweat in your sleep, then that’s another issue that can make dirt accumulate in your mattress topper. Your oil glands will also keep on producing oil that will undoubtedly get lodged in your mattress topper. The dead skin cells that our bodies inevitably shed can also attract dust termites and other creepy crawlers. This can also snowball into triggers for allergic reactions that will make it difficult for you to sleep comfortably.
There will come a time when you will need to clean your memory foam mattress topper. You should vacuum your mattress topper at least once a week while you wash your sheets. Deep cleaning should also be done periodically. Read this article for an in-depth guide on how to clean mattress toppers.
Vacuuming the topper should be done at least once a week to get rid of fur, dust, and other allergens. This regular cleaning prevents the accumulation of dirt so that you won’t have a hard time when it’s time to deep-clean your mattress topper.
The first step is to remove the mattress topper. Place it on a hard surface, like the floor, so that you can easily access all the corners and surfaces. It is advisable to vacuum it with a brush attachment. The brush can weed out fur and dust so that you can clean the topper better. Make sure to go for a soft brush attachment. A hard one can damage the surface of your topper. Work in circular motions until you have covered all surfaces. Make sure to vacuum both sides of the mattress.
In the instance that you will use a water-based vacuum, make sure to completely dry the topper first before placing it back into the bed. The thickness will influence the drying time. Air it out or let it soak under the sun for about ten to twenty-four hours before replacing it back.
Stains are inevitable. You might accidentally spill some food while you are having your meals in bed. There might be spot stains from bodily fluids like sweat, oil, or your period. The best thing you can do is to act fast while the stain is fresh. Allowing it to dry can make the stain more permanent or harder to take out.
Take a damp cloth and rub on the stain. Make sure to use a light-colored cloth so that you can avoid the stains that may be caused by dark-colored fabrics. Gently rub across the spots until they are faded. There are other stain removers that you can try for more stubborn ones.
Take a mild laundry detergent and dilute it in water in equal parts. Make sure to go for high-quality detergents as poor ones may be too harsh and will severely damage the surface of your mattress topper. Rub the mixture into the stain you wish to remove using circular motions. Allow it to rest for at least thirty minutes before rinsing it out with a damp towel. Do this as many times as it is necessary to get rid of the detergent. Lastly, blot the excess moisture using a dry towel.
This mixture is also great for deodorizing and cleaning your mattress. Simply dilute one part of the detergent into two parts of the water. Place it in a spray bottle and spray over your mattress topper. Allow your topper to dry.
Baking soda is a wonderful ingredient for eliminating stubborn stains. It is also a great odor neutralizer. Mix one part of the powder into two parts of water and rub it into the stain. Allow this to sit for thirty minutes before rinsing it out with a damp towel. Dry the spot with a dry towel and then you are good to go.
Vinegar is a mild acid that you can use to eliminate stains. Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water. Rub it into the stain in circular motions. Start at the perimeter of the stain and move inwards so as to avoid spreading the stain. Repeat this for as many times as you need until the stains disappear. Wipe off the vinegar using a clean fabric.
- Bianca Roma de Leon