How do I clean a memory foam mattress?

How do I clean a memory foam mattress?

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Keeping your mattress clean is no easy feat. You can regularly change your sheets, shower before bed, even wear a hairnet, but your mattress will still collect all the grimes of life as you sleep. The best method, whilst still not perfect, is to buy yourself a thick mattress topper, but why treat yourself to the comfiest of beds to throw a topper on it and change the whole feel of the bed.
Memory foam mattresses are overall more hygienic than the standard mattress, however, this doesn't take away from the fact that they still require a good and regular clean.
Many memory foam mattresses have a removable cover. This will usually come with washing instructions, ideally, follow these where possible. If they don't have instructions avoid using the washing machine and dryer. Opt for spot cleaning or hand washing. Steam cleaning or dry cleaning is usually preferable.
Take your memory foam inner, and apply a light sprinkling of baking soda, this will help to absorb moisture that is currently in the foam and to reduce or eliminate odours. Leave your baking soda for around ten minutes to work its magic. Then simply vacuum this up.
Finally, take a sponge and some warm soapy water and begin to spot clean ant remaining marks. Try to use as little water as this will help to speed the drying process up. If you have a memory foam mattress with a particularly strong odour, adding some white vinegar to the water can help with this.
To dry, using a dry towel or even better, paper towels, press out as much moisture as you can. You will then need to leave the mattress to completely dry out. Ideally, this would be overnight, however, if you are planning to use the mattress that night we recommend you clean it as early in the day as possible to allow drying time.
We recommend that you hoover your mattress each time you change your sheets. This will help to keep any unwanted smells at bay for as long as possible and leave you with a fresher feeling bed.

This answer was written by:

Richard Jones
Richard Jones has been working at Dial a mattress for 15 years. He is also The Company Director. He enjoys his holidays, swimming, model making, and DIY.
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