As a mattress topper sits on the top of your bed, it gathers dust, dead skin, sweat, and body oils. Do you know a dirty mattress topper can invite bacteria, fungi, and allergens that are harmful to your overall health? These can cause skin rashes, breathing problems, sneezing, watery eyes, and more. The only way to prevent this is to keep your mattress topper clean. But, how to clean a mattress topper?
A mattress topper absorbs moisture, so it is not easy to clean them. Still, don’t panic! In our guide, we have covered DIY home remedies to clean your mattress topper.
It does not matter how careful you are; mattress toppers are likely to get dirty as they sit on the top of your bed. Maybe you spilled a drink last night on your mattress; maybe it is dirty because of the regular sweat and dust. How to clean a memory foam mattress topper? There are various tips and tricks to clean mattress toppers.
In any case, we recommend you avoid harsh cleaning agents as they tend to discolor and damage the materials of your mattress topper.
You only require baking soda and a vacuum cleaner for basic mattress topper cleaning.
This is an easy, quick, and inexpensive method to clean the mattress topper. Clean the topper twice or thrice a year using this method to keep it clean and make it last longer.
If there is a liquid spill, you may need to use a deep cleaning method to clean your mattress topper. To reduce the chances of permanent stains, soak up liquid as much as possible and use a gentle cleaner.
The vinegar and cold water solution will help you eliminate the stain in most cases. Vinegar helps clean the stain and neutralize the smell, and baking soda will neutralize the strong odor of the vinegar.
A commercial enzyme cleaner works better than vinegar and cold water solution if there are any biological stains. Before trying cleaners, read the mattress topper washing instructions carefully to avoid damage and discoloration.
Even after taking all the precautions, if you have stains on your topper, try these easy steps to remove the stains.
Please check the mattress cleaning recommendations before trying any of these cleaners. The warranty does not cover damage caused by not following the cleaning recommendations.
A lousy quality detergent can lead to discoloration. Always use a mild liquid detergent diluted with water to clean your topper. Here are the steps to use a detergent for cleaning a mattress topper.
You can also use a detergent to deodorize the topper after vacuuming it. Mix detergent with a double quantity of warm water in a spray bottle. Spray it gently all over the topper and let it dry for at least 30 minutes. Finally, vacuum your mattress topper to get rid of the detergent residue.
Baking soda helps in removing stains and getting rid of odors. Follow these steps to remove the stains using baking soda.
To deodorize the topper, follow these steps.
Enzyme cleaners can help get rid of biological stains like sweat, blood, and urine.
Hydrogen peroxide effectively removes stubborn stains like blood spots on the topper.
Keep in mind hydrogen peroxide can bleach or damage memory foam. Use it only if none of the other options works for you.
Liquid spills are sometimes difficult to clean, even with the most effective methods. Mattress protectors are waterproof, saving the mattress from accidental liquid spills.
Having midnight snacks or breakfast in bed is fun until it accidentally spills on your clean bed. Eat carefully or avoid eating in bed altogether.
Pets can bring dirt, ticks, and fleas to your mattress topper from the ground. Keep your pets clean or keep pet beds in the bedroom to avoid pets on your bed.
In case of an accidental liquid spill, wash the bedding immediately to avoid a stain on the topper.
A topper can last longer if you take care of it properly. A good quality mattress topper lasts about 3 to 4 years. Thick mattress toppers last longer than thin toppers as they have a chance of wearing out faster.
Fitted sheets save the topper from the accumulation of dust, dead skin cells, and other allergens. Wash fitted sheets once a week to keep them clean. Fitted sheets can be large enough to cover your mattress as well as your topper. Sheets with a thread count of 400 can fit a mattress up to 15 inches. Measure the size of your mattress and topper before purchasing a fitted sheet.
After cleaning the mattress topper, it’s crucial to dry it properly. If there is moisture, it can boost the growth of mold and mildew that is harmful to the mattress topper. To make the drying procedure quick, place it in direct sunlight for 40 minutes. If you keep it in a room, keep the windows open and use a fan.
A dirty mattress topper attracts bacteria and allergen, which is terrible for your mattress topper's health. Wash the topper regularly (once every three months) to make it last longer. The easier alternative is to vacuum it. Run the vacuum cleaner over the topper to collect dust and debris particles.
Cleaning a mattress topper is not as difficult as you think. It’s a quick, fun, and easy task! A dirty mattress topper is a home to several skin and health problems. With these simple tips, you can keep your mattress topper neat and clean.