Doctor Dreams Guide on How to Clean a Memory Foam Mattress?
A mattress is one underrated bedding accessory that we use every day but do we maintain it the way it should be? Over a period of time, there are a lot of visible and invisible elements (hair, dead skin, dust, sweat etc.) that accumulate on the mattress. It should be cleaned at intervals, at least once or twice a year for a longer mattress life. In case of any accidental spillage, do not try cleaning the mattress with home detergents or bleaching agents as this can spread the stain and spoil the mattress.
Understand that there are different cleaning procedures based on different types of mattresses. Memory foam mattress has become a popular choice of mattress these days due to the comfort and durability it provides. A foam mattress is made up of a polymer material known as polyurethane. It gives a firm base, good support and excellent pressure relief.
Here are some ways to clean a memory foam mattress:
Use a vacuum cleaner: Make use of different brush attachments in a vacuum cleaner and wave it over your foam mattress. Use a light hand and move the vacuum cleaner gently to clear all the scrap over the mattress surface. Don’t worry, it won’t spoil the foam unless you dig deep applying pressure to clean. Keep your bed/mattress surface clear of unnecessary things such as medicine leaflets, papers, clips, toys etc. that might interrupt the functioning of the vacuum cleaner.
Use mild fabric cleaners: If there is a lingering stain on your mattress, do not panic and use harsh agents to remove the stain. Harsh solutions such as bleach or ammonia can totally spoil the foam. Hence, better to use a mixture of mild fabric cleaners or basic vinegar mixed with water. Whatever you choose, mix the solutions well before cleaning the foam mattress. Steam cleaners also work well on memory foam mattresses. The warmth and moisture absorb the unwanted elements retaining the shine of your mattress.
Using a mattress protector saves you from cleaning the main foam mattress underneath. It is easier to clean a mattress protector as compared to a mattress. So, cover your mattress with a protector and feel free from the stress of cleaning the foam mattress.