How to safely clean your mattress — and keep it clean

Clean your mattress

Keeping your mattress clean is an important step to ensuring its long-term durability. But accidents and spills happen, especially if you have kids or pets in the home. Cleaning your mattress can be a delicate process because you can damage some of the specialty materials if you’re not careful.

We’re sharing our top tips for cleaning your mattress — and keeping it protected.


How to clean your mattress

  • Regularly vacuuming your mattress is going to be the safest way to clean your mattress.
  • To remove stains, lightly dab the stain with cold water and a mild soap. You don’t want to soak the mattress or box spring. You’ll also want to avoid using any dry cleaning agents or spot remover chemicals because they can damage the fabric and underlying materials.
  • To remove unpleasant scents, you can sprinkle some baking soda onto the spot and allow it to rest there before vacuuming it up.


How to protect your mattress

Because mattresses aren’t always easy to clean, your best bet is to protect it from stains and other issues. Stains can void your mattress warranty and make your mattress ineligible for removal when it’s time to replace it, so it’s important to keep it clean. Investing in a high-quality, waterproof mattress protector can keep your mattress clean for years to come.

You may also want to consider an encasement. These mattress protectors fully encase the mattress or box spring and are sealed with a zipper that can be fastened shut. These are a great option to provide complete protection for your mattress for everything from stains and may even protect from bed bugs.

Check out more tips for properly caring for your mattress here.

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