When you’re cleaning your home, you may also want to get your bed clean. It is important and necessary to keep your mattress and topper clean if you want to stay healthy and have better sleep. An accumulation of allergens, dust mite, toxic and bacteria in even the most comfortable bed can cause trouble with your sleep. In other words, cleaning your memory foam mattress and topper is essential to avoid the trouble such as allergens, dust mite, toxic and bacteria. Therefore, if you want to stay healthy and be free from other troubles, you should keep your mattress and topper clean. However, it can be a boring task, but you should do.
You may feel confused and don’t know what to do to get it done if it is the first time you clean your memory foam mattress and topper. However, you need to have skills to clean your memory foam mattress topper by using water because it can absorb water during washing. Luckily, it is possible to use water to clean your memory foam mattress topper efficiently without letting memory foam absorb it.
It is not recommended to use a washing machine to wash memory foam mattress topper because of its size. One of the most effective method can be used is Manual Cleaning. Guides are presented below.
Things You’ll Need
– Vacuum cleaner
– Mild laundry detergent
– Spray bottle
– Clean cotton cloth
1> Take It Off the Bed
The first thing you should do is to find a clean place such as an area that has good air circulation (a well-ventilated area). Then you need to take memory foam mattress topper off the bed if you want to get it clean completely. Remove it from the bed and put it at the clean place. You may need to place something underneath to protect it from water, and dirty things.
2> Clean the Dust and Debris
Use vacuum cleaner to get rid of dust and debris. Make sure you use vacuum cleaner which has a hose attachment. Vacuum any dust and debris in circular motions. Work carefully to get rid of dust and debris completely without deforming your mattress topper.
3> Spot Clean
If your memory foam mattress topper has stains, you can get rid of them completely by using laundry detergent, warm water, and a clean cotton cloth. To get rid of stains, you should combine a small amount of mild laundry detergent and a clean and wet cotton cloth together. Gently dab at the stain until stains are removed.
4> Spray, Don’t Soak
Instead of soaking the memory foam (which is not recommended), you should use a spray bottle to spray the mattress. Use a spray bottle with mild laundry detergent and warm water – (the ratio is usually 1:2) to spray the entire surface. Wait for a few hours before going to the next step.
5> Remove Detergent
Use a dry and clean cotton cloth to get rid of detergent: press the mattress and rinse the cloth. Repeat the process until the detergent is completely removed.
6> Flip Mattress Topper
Use a spray bottle with detergent mixture to spray the underside of the memory foam. Wait for several hours to let it dry; then use a dry and clean cotton cloth to dab until all the detergent is cleaned away.
7> Dry It Out
Lay the topper flat at a well-ventilated area to let it dry naturally within 24 hours. This will help prevent your memory foam from mildew formation.
It is recommended that you should only deep clean your memory foam products about once a year. Only clean your memory foam products if there has been a spill by accident.
Some mattress cleaner accessories :
List of Vacuum Cleaners:
- Shark Navigator Lift-Away Professional (NV356E)
- Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind Plus Bagless Upright, UH70120
- BISSELL 9595A Vacuum with OnePass
- Hoover Platinum Collection Lightweight Bagged Upright with Canister, UH30010COM
List of Some Laundry Detergent: