I know the feeling. You invested good money into a decent memory foam mattress, only for someone to fill it with breadcrumbs and wine stains.
Before you know it, your brand new topper with that fresh factory smell looks like it’s been used for several decades.
Memory foam is different from other materials used in toppers and therefore needs a cautious approach.
This guide will help you in learning how to clean memory foam mattress topper properly.
Let’s get into it.
Well, this is a no-brainer.
The easiest way of cleaning a memory foam mattress topper would be cleaning it with a vacuum cleaner.
Here’s how to get the job done:
There might be a variety of stains on the mattress topper. Urine stains, food stains, and beverage stains produce an unpleasant odor and can be tough to remove.
#1. Don’t use too much water to rub those stains because it will damage the internal layers of memory foam.
#2. You should first blot those stains with lukewarm water.
#3. Then sprinkle boric acid on those stains. Continue blotting until the stain is there.
Hey, bedwetting accidents happen even to the best of us. Luckily they’re fairly easily to clean. Get your rubber gloves ready!
If there are urine stains soaked deep within the topper, you will have to use an enzymatic pet stain cleaner.
Soaking mattress topper into water or excess amounts of chemicals can also reduce the smooth touch of the topper. Doing this may turn it into a firm mattress topper. So, be careful with this approach.
Nobody wants to sleep on a stinky mattress but mattresses can produce odors due to many reasons.
Leave the mattress topper outside in the sunlight to remove the odor. Although, don’t leave it out for too long as the heat can damage the internal layers of your mattress topper. That can lead to discoloration.Even if you have bought an affordable mattress topper, do not take any risk.
Things that cause stain tend to linger within the memory foam. Stains caused by vomit, urine, beverages, smoke, and other fun things like that can turn your mattress topper into a stinky topper.
Follow the previous steps to clean it properly and then go for removing odor. Speaking of odor. Here’s something that might help you out.
You will need some baking soda to remove odor. It’s very simple. Just do this.
Check out this cool video from BRIGHT SIDE on how to use baking soda:
Don’t have baking soda?
No worries, we got you covered.
You can also use citrus-based cleaning agents if baking soda is not available. The process will be similar, but the result will be impressive.
There will be no more bad smells. Your mattress topper will smell fresh and perfectly cleaned.
Why clean a bottom part of the topper when it’s not exposed to much dirt, right?
Well, it still accumulates some dust and dirt.
Do not leave it dirty otherwise; it will cause bad odor and other issues.
Flip your mattress topper and follow the same above-explained approach to clean this side also.
Now you know what to do if there are tough stains and what to do to counter lousy odor. Follow the explained tips and your mattress topper will be cleaned correctly.
If you’re cleaning memory foam mattress topper for the first time, some errors might slip in. We got you covered and have listed the most common things to avoid. Those mistakes are:
Try to avoid these mistakes, and your mattress topper will stay clean, fluffy, and comfortable for a long time.
Cleaning a memory foam mattress topper is not as easy as cleaning an ordinary bed.
That does not mean you should leave it filthy and scruffy. It should be one of your top priorities to clean that mattress topper at least once in a year.
It will help you to stay away from diseases and keep the mattress topper intact. It won’t take you long to clean memory foam topper.
Still, you will have to focus on getting rid of bacteria, dust mites, allergens, and other impurities. A variety of allergens could build-up due to regular use of the topper, especially if you did not clean your mattress topper for a long time.
No, you should never wash memory foam mattress topper in a washing machine as it will ruin it. Wash by hand only and follow the instructions above for proper cleaning.
However, you can use mattress cover or protectors to protect the memory foam topper and wash the covers in washing machine instead