Like the traditional innerspring mattresses, memory foam mattresses need to be cleaned every few months in order to keep them healthy. It is said that the average person spends nearly a third of their life in bed. These years spent in bed can cause skin cells, perspiration, and hair follicles to build up in your mattress. While most of these things are caught by your mattress protector or cover, there are some cells that make is through to your mattress. Mattresses can harbor spills, dust, dirt, stains, dust mites and worse. So maintaining your mattress is extremely important. Let’s take a look at how you should be cleaning your mattress.
Step 1: Vacuuming the Mattress
The first step to cleaning your mattress is to break out the vacuum. A vacuum will help to remove the dust, skin cells, and other debris that lands on your mattress and accumulates over time. Use the upholstery attachment so it removed them for good. You should also vacuum the mattress as well as the foundation to thoroughly remove the dirt and dust.
Step 2: Deodorizing
If you have noticed a smell coming from your mattress, or just want to freshen it up, you should deodorize it. Take a sift and gently sift baking soda over your mattress. Leave the baking soda on for about thirty minutes and vacuum it with the upholstery attachment.
Step 3: Spot Cleaning and Stain Removal
There are three different kinds of stains: protein, tannin, and grease. But only one of these stains usually ends up on your mattress: the protein. This category covers things like blood, sweat, vomit, urine, and other bodily fluids. As with any stain, treat it as soon as possible. If it is a liquid stain, blot it with a cool, wet cloth then blot with a dry cloth to remove moisture. Fresh protein stains can also be removed with a mixture of salt, baking soda, and water. Create a paste and rub it into the area. Once it is dry in 30 minutes, brush it off. Use cool water on a damp cloth to remove the excess solution and allow to dry. It is important not to use a lot of water around your mattress because memory foam mattresses, like Tempur-Pedic, tend to soak up moisture into their cellular structure. This retention could ruin your mattress. For more information on taking care of your mattress, ask the experts at All American Mattress today!
Cleaning Your Memory Foam Mattress with All American Mattress
One of the simplest ways to turn sleep into a treasure and not a chore is to find a mattress that makes you seriously comfortable. This will not only get you excited about sleep, but it will make it easier to have a restful night. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with your local mattress and furniture experts at All American Mattress. Stop by or contact All American Mattress at 410-451-9006 today! We have all of the brand names you know and trust at affordable prices. With the areas, only commission-free sales staff, All American Mattress’ staff will help you pick out the right bed for your comfort and your budget.