How to clean your mattress?
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Flip your Mattress
Mattresses should be flipped side-to-side and top-to-bottom weekly for the first three months of ownership, then quarterly after that.
Preventing Mattress Stains
Use a washable mattress cover, which made from fabric bonded to a waterproof layer that prevents liquids and dead skin from your mattress.
Here are ways to clean your mattress:
1. Vacuum it:
Use vacuum cleaner to clean the entire mattress surface (on the top and the sides). Pay attention to seams and crevices, where dirt, dust, and other icky stuff collect.
2. Use a enzyme cleaner or Pet Stain and Oder Remover to clean stains:
Spray some enzyme cleaner onto a clean cloth. Blot the stain with the cloth to saturate it. Let the enzyme cleaner sit for about 15 minutes. Blot the area with the same cloth to remove the stain. Blot the area with a clean cloth that’s damp with cold water. *Don’t spray liquid cleaners directly onto the mattress. Mattresses aren't designed to get wet, especially memory foam, so use as little cleaner as necessary to treat the stains. An enzyme cleaner will break down the proteins in blood, urine, sweat, vomit, and other biological stains.
3. You can also:
Use baking soda to sprinkle it and gently rub it with a scrub brush. Leave it for 10 minutes and then vacuum it a second time to pull moisture out and the cause of the odors.
The best one is to leave the baking soda there for 24 hours and then go back over the mattress with your vacuum cleaner. That means you might need to plan to sleep elsewhere in your home. If you can place the mattress near a window, the sunlight will add its sanitizing power.
4. Dried blood stains
can also be treated by making a paste of 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide (3%) mixed with 1 tbsp. each liquid dish soap and table salt. Lightly spread this onto the stain and allow it to sit until dry before scraping the residue off. Dab at any remaining stain with a white rag* dipped into hydrogen peroxide, rotating the cloth as the stain lifts off. *Using a white rag prevents dye transfer from the cloth to the mattress.
5. Urine stains:
- Dissolve 3 tbsp. baking soda in 8 oz. of hydrogen peroxide then add a drop or two of liquid dish soap. Dab this solution onto the spot. (Do NOT drench your mattress!)
- If the stain persists, wait until the area is dry then whisk together 3 tablespoons dry laundry detergent powder (NOT Oxiclean or anything containing oxygenated bleach) and 1 tablespoon water to make a dry foam. Lightly spread this on the stain and let it sit for 30 minutes.
- Scrape the dried paste away with a spoon. Use a white cloth dipped into hydrogen peroxide to remove any stubborn bits of paste.
- Vacuum the area.