Cleaning & Caring For Your Mattress Topper - SensorGel
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Cleaning & Caring For Your Mattress Topper

Cleaning & Caring For Your Mattress Topper

Memory foam mattress toppers are a convenient and affordable way to extend the life of a mattress and improve its comfort. They sit underneath your sheets, catching dust mites and absorbing sweat and other stains that might otherwise sink into the mattress. For this reason, you’ll need to clean them once in a while. Our handy guide will tell you how to freshen the mattress topper up.

Vacuuming Mattress

How to Clean a Mattress Topper

First of all, review your product’s care instructions. Some cleaning techniques might damage certain materials, so keep these best care instructions in mind as you read this guide.

Next, take a look at the situation. Strip the bedding, pull the topper to the floor, and inspect it. Your cleaning attack plan will depend on what kind of soiling has accumulated on the topper.

Basic Cleaning

If your topper is just a little dusty and doesn’t smell fresh, try a basic cleaning.

  • Vacuum it with a handheld vacuum cleaner or a brush attachment. Work gently, getting into the crevices, and then flip the topper and do the other side.
  • Dust baking soda over the surface and let sit for 8 hours.
  • Vacuum again.
  • Optionally, you can flip the topper and repeat on the other side.

Deep Cleaning

If you see extensive staining or if liquid has soaked into the topper, try deep cleaning.

  • Blot up any liquid with a paper towel. Be gentle and don’t press or you could push the liquid deeper into the foam or fibers.
  • Mix one part cool water to one part vinegar in a spray bottle and lightly mist the affected areas of the topper.
  • Blot the excess moisture.
  • Spread baking soda on the topper and let it sit for 8 hours.
  • Vacuum up the baking soda and inspect the results. You may need to repeat these steps for large or dried-down stains.
  • Air dry the topper fully with fans or in open air. Avoid direct sunlight and shortcuts like hair dryers, as they can damage some materials.

Stubborn Staining

Dealing with stubborn stains? You may need a specialized solution such as commercial enzyme cleaners. Before trying one, check that it’s compatible with your topper’s material. For instance, cleaners like hydrogen peroxide could break down memory foam. Work slowly, following the cleaner’s instructions.

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How often should you clean a mattress topper?

For basic cleaning, aim for every three months or according to product instructions. If liquids get spilled, take care of that problem immediately to keep it from soaking into the mattress below.

Can you wash a mattress topper?

Soaking a topper and laundering it in a rough spin cycle can break down the foam or other materials. This greatly shortens the life of the topper. If the product instructions suggest it’s an option, try the gentler cleaning techniques in this article first.

How to store a mattress topper?

Roll your mattress topper up. Don’t fold it or you could crease or crack the material. Stuff it in a fitted storage bag or a vacuum sealed bag. Store in a climate-controlled, dry place.