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How to Clean a Mattress –
Save Your Memory Foam Bed or Topper

Here’s how to clean a mattress and remove vomit, urine and their smell. You CAN save your expensive soiled memory foam bed or pad. Here’s quick & easy step by step instructions to eliminate stinky stains and restore your sanity.

If you’re reading this you are probably facing a pee or puke panic or a spill situation. If it’s an old stain and you’re looking for one last thing to try before you throw out a stinky, soiled memory foam bed or topper link over to"How to Clean a Mattress –Part 2" .

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What to do first?

Your child just peed on your memory foam mattress. and the cat. Your feline was so scared that it projectile vomited before running off to hide under the bed. What do you do first?

If you’ve got a good mattress cover, you’ve got nothing to worry about. But you’re in a panic so.

Do not scream or yell. The most important thing you need to know about how to clean a mattress is to work quickly. So save your breath and run to the kitchen and grab:

Your emergency Memory Foam Cleaning Kit

  • 1 roll of paper towels
  • 1 box of baking soda. It doesn’t have to be a new box. The one that’s been keeping the freezer fresh for the past couple of months will work just fine. Just take a sniff to make sure that it smells better than what’s on the bed now.
  • 1 bottle of white vinegar
  • 1 large bowl
  • A vacuum with an upholstery attachment

How to clean a mattress quickly

Step 1)Fill half the bowl with vinegar and fill the other half with water. Get back to the mattress without spilling the vinegar/water mix or dropping the other items.

Step 2)Gently dab up the liquid mess with the paper towel. Carefully remove any sheets and mattress covers for later laundering. Press firmly with fresh towels to absorb more liquid. Do not squeeze or twist the foam.

Step 3)Wet a paper towel with the vinegar/water solution and dab it where the urine and vomit were. Press in gently, then immediately use a fresh towel to dry it up. Keep this up until you’ve covered the entire stained area.

Step 4)Then open the box of baking soda and pour it on top of the stain. Yes, the whole box. Spread it out so that you get a generous layer that extends a couple of inches beyond the stain(s).

Step 5)Let the baking soda sit there for a couple of hours. Then vacuum it up.Warning:This will cause the cat to fly out from under the bed like a miniature clawed tornado, which might scare the pee out of you. Be prepared.

With any luck you’ll have caught the spill in time and you won’t have to do anything else. And your bed will smell clean and fresh.

If this didn’t work, go to"How to Clean a Mattress –Part 2" for the last thing you should try before throwing your memory foam mattress or topper away and buying a new one.

How to Clean A Mattress – Part 2 :
You can REMOVE THOSE OLD VOMIT AND URINE ODORS AND STAINS!

Want to clean a mattress of urine or vomit and get that bad smell out? Don’t toss your memory foam topper or bed. Click below for step by step instructions on how to freshen up a soiled mattress without ending up with a moldy bed that will make you sick. This won’t work every time. But it’s your best chance to save your bed.

First try the method outlined inHow To Clean A Mattress – Emergency. If necessary treat the entire mattress.

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Don’t Junk That Stained Bed Yet!

Use this method if the soiled area is:

  • Dry or an old stain
  • Big and deep
  • Smells

If the vinegar and baking soda didn’t work and the mattress or pad is still unusable, your final option is use a steam cleaner to try to remove the stains and odors. Forcing enough liquid through the mattress to clean it and then get it dry before it starts growing mold is usually not an option unless you live in a desert.

WARNING:Steam cleaning memory foam mattresses and toppers may ruin them and is not recommended by any manufacturer of steam cleaners.

It may take a while to get all the materials together, but if the soil has waited this long, a couple of days more won’t hurt.

SHOPPING LIST for CLEANING Memory foam Beds and Toppers

1) Get a Steam Cleaner- You can sometimes rent these, but you can buy a great one for under $150. And if it saves a mattress that you paid thousands of dollars for, isn’t it worth it? Besides these machines are great for cleaning up all sorts of impossible messes like baked on food on your kitchen cook top or bathroom grout. Two highly rated steam cleaners are:

McCulloch MC1275 Heavy-Duty Steam Cleaner

32 of the 3,500+ reviews mentioned using this to clean and sanitize mattresses. Almost all were pleased with it cleaning without leaving a lot of moisture behind.

Several said that it worked well with vinegar and baking soda. Many used it to get rid of infestations of bed bugs or dust mites. There are good reason’s why it is an Amazon’s Choice.

Wagner Heavy Duty multi-purpose household 915 Steam Cleaner

15 out of 1,400+ reviews mentioned using the Wagner on their beds.

The steam pressure allows the heat penetrate deeply. And the steam’s hot enough to kill mites and sanitize mattresses & pillows.

MATTRESS CLEANING TIP: Use the course bristled carpet brush with a terrycloth cover over it. That prevents the slight ‘spitting’ that can happen if you pause and water collects in the hose.

2) Find a GOOD Odor Neutralizer:Anti-Icky-Poo. A stupid name. But it really works.

3) Get a Fan- Get one that oscillates and has a stand so that it’s high enough to blow air over a table. This Honeywell model is reliable and quiet.

4) Find a Sturdy Table- It will have to be available for 3 to 5 days. This will help you keep the the mattress or topper from sagging.

6) Tarp- or plastic tablecloth to protect your table

Method #2 – How to clean that stinky memory foam

Step 1:Put the tarp down on the table.

Step 2:Place the mattress or topper on the table with the soiled side up. Spray a fine mist of the odor neutralizer on the surface of the mattress.

Step 3:Take the steam cleaner and gently steam from side to side with long strokes. Press firmly with dry towels to blot up any excess moisture.

Step 4:Pour a generous layer of baking soda on the whole mattress. Let it sit for more than 45 minutes. Then vacuum it up.

  • If you need to clean the other side, carefully turn the mattress or topper over. It might be a bit heavier than normal, so get some help so you don’t tear it. Blot and treat the other side with baking soda also.

Step 5:Get out a fan and blow it over the surface of the memory foam. If you’ve treated the underside turn it over every 4 hours or so to let it dry evenly. Don’t put it back on your bed until it is TOTALLY dry. This can take a day or two for a memory foam topper and from 3 to 5 days for a mattress.

Do not soak, saturate, wring or twist your mattress or topper during any part of the cleaning process.

If the memory foam bed still smells bad after all this work or worse, starts to smell moldy, just get rid of it. Breathing mold all night is hazardous to your health. In the end, sometimes knowing how to clean a mattress is not enough and you need to just give up.

For tips on cleaning all sorts of other things (including your rabid monkey) Maniac goes toHow To Clean Stuff.

How to Clean a Memory Foam Topped Mattress

Therese asked:How do I clean a memory foam topped mattress? It is urine stained and non-turnable.

Thetricky part about cleaning memory foam is that it holds water and, as a result, is very difficult to dry. When you use this cleaning method, for best results, take care not to wet the mattress any more than necessary. You’ll have to do a little extra work to get it dry again, but for the combination of stain and odor removal it will be well worth the effort.

General Cleaning

For mattresses that are not stained, just need to be lightly cleaned or freshened, it is best to avoid water and instead use other methods of cleaning.

  • Sunlight is a natural disinfectant that can freshen and deodorize the mattress. If you can bring the mattress outside for a couple hours, the sun will do the rest of the work for you.
  • For a quick and easy cleaning, mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle and lightly mist the surface. The vinegar will kill most bacteria (about 98%) on the surface and deodorize the foam as well. Mist the mattress first thing in the morning and allow it to air dry uncovered for the rest of the day. Only a light mist should be used.
  • Another option is baking soda. Sprinkle a light layer of baking soda over the mattress and let it sit for a couple hours. The baking soda will absorb any dirt and oils in foam and also act as a deodorizer. Vacuum up the baking soda afterwards.
  • Steam cleaning using the upholstery attachment on a steamer is another low-moisture option. Be sure to help the foam dry as much as possible afterward by pressing it with a towel to absorb excess moisture and pointing a fan on the area.

Removing Stains and Urine

You Will Need:

  • A homemade solution:
  • 1 quart hydrogen peroxide
  • ¼ cup baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon liquid dishwashing soap
  • Bucket or bowl
  • Clean spray bottle
  • An enzyme cleaner, such as:
    • Nature’s Miracle
    • Kids ‘N’ Pets
    • How to Clean Old Pee Stains From A Bed – Tips & Tricks

      If your pet or child had an accident on the mattress, you need to clean it fast! The worst thing is when the stain sets in and you’re reminded of the unsightly mess every time you change your sheets.

      Or worse, your friends help you move and are completely grossed out by those tell-tale splotches on the surface of your mattress.

      And who knows? Maybe it was you who had the accident. No judgment here. But your friends? They’ll definitely judge.

      If you want to knowhow to clean urine stains from a mattress, whether they’re fresh or already set in, check out these easy tips to make your bed look and smell new again.

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      What You Need

      Before we get started, here’s a quick disclaimer. Make sure you spot test a small, unobtrusive area of your bed before going all out and dousing your bed with the cleaning solution. While I doubt that this will harm your mattress, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

      Here’s what you’ll need:

      • Empty spray bottle
      • Hydrogen peroxide
      • Baking soda
      • Liquid dishwashing soap, Dawn is the best
      • Lavender essential oil (optional and for fancy people)
      • Vinegar (to get things started)

      For the cleaning solution, you’ll combine eight ounces of hydrogen peroxide, three tablespoons of baking soda and half a teaspoon of dish soap into your empty spray bottle. If you want to get fancy, add a drop or two of lavender oil. It’ll neutralize the smell, and help your child (or you, for that matter) sleep better.

      Shake gently, or better yet just swish it around, to combine the ingredients, but too vigorously or you’ll have a bubbly mess to clean up in addition to a pee-stained mattress.

      Instructions

      Soak with Vinegar

      Whether the accident just happened or it’s been dry for ages, vinegar is your best friend. If the scene of the crime is still wet, the first thing to do is soak up all of the moisture with either paper towels or a dry cotton towel.

      Once dry, soak the entire area and a little bit beyond with vinegar (make sure it’s white vinegar). If your accident has already dried on its own, then go straight to this vinegar step. Blot the vinegar until it’s dry.

      Apply the Solution

      Spray the solution over the affected area, and let it soak it for five to ten minutes. If your stain is particularly gnarly or set in, you can have it set for 20 minutes. Blot the solution with your towels until the mattress is dry.

      Reapply as Needed

      If the stain doesn’t lift, keep reapplying.

      Note:Avoid wiping or rubbing with the towels. That only distributes the stain. Instead, blotting will lift it. Also, use light colored towels or white paper towels so you can see the stain is being lifted.

      Use an Enzymatic Cleaner (optional)

      If you’re dealing with a pet accident, you may need to use an enzymatic cleaner, which is better at neutralizing odors. Since pets have an acutely strong sense of smell, they’ll keep urinating on the same spot if there’s a lingering odor that signals your pet that it’s a sanctioned potty area.

      While our DIY solution works wonders, there’s still a chance that there will be a lingering odor. This is where the enzymatic cleaner comes in. Urine, whether it originates from a human or animal, contains uric acid crystals. Regular formulas won’t be able to break down these crystals, which is why an enzyme-based cleaner is sometimes the only solution.

      Sprinkle with Baking Soda

      Baking soda is excellent for odor removal, so if the stain carries a stubborn smell, baking soda may be precisely what you need to neutralize it. Baking soda is also adept in absorbing moisture.

      To apply the baking soda, sprinkle liberally on the surface of the mattress, making sure that it covers both the stains and outside the edges of it. If your bed is the victim of frequent accidents, you may want to also regularly apply a thin layer underneath the sheets to keep things fresh.

      Let it Dry

      After applying the solution, let the mattress dry completely. This usually takes about four to six hours. The bed should be naked without sheets, blankets or covers. For evaporation and ventilation to occur, nothing should obstruct the airflow.

      Vacuum Up

      The last step of the cleaning process is vacuuming the baking soda. Work the vacuum into all the cracks, crevices, and folds. Since baking soda can be gritty, especially once it’s absorbed moisture, this is an important step.

      Use a Waterproof Mattress Pad

      A surprising number of people who’ve experienced accidents already had a mattress pad, but it didn’t perform to expectations. If you’ve had a leak, then it’s time to invest in a new one that’s waterproof. And, it goes without saying that if you don’t have a mattress pad, this should be your very next purchase. Even if you’re not worried about accidents, the right protector will keep your bed feeling (and smelling) new and fresh longer.

      This concept is especially true if you ever need to file a warranty claim with your mattress manufacturer. Not many people know this, but having a stained mattress often voids any warranties.

      How to Clean a Memory Foam Topped Mattress

      Therese asked:How do I clean a memory foam topped mattress? It is urine stained and non-turnable.

      Thetricky part about cleaning memory foam is that it holds water and, as a result, is very difficult to dry. When you use this cleaning method, for best results, take care not to wet the mattress any more than necessary. You’ll have to do a little extra work to get it dry again, but for the combination of stain and odor removal it will be well worth the effort.

      General Cleaning

      For mattresses that are not stained, just need to be lightly cleaned or freshened, it is best to avoid water and instead use other methods of cleaning.

      • Sunlight is a natural disinfectant that can freshen and deodorize the mattress. If you can bring the mattress outside for a couple hours, the sun will do the rest of the work for you.
      • For a quick and easy cleaning, mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle and lightly mist the surface. The vinegar will kill most bacteria (about 98%) on the surface and deodorize the foam as well. Mist the mattress first thing in the morning and allow it to air dry uncovered for the rest of the day. Only a light mist should be used.
      • Another option is baking soda. Sprinkle a light layer of baking soda over the mattress and let it sit for a couple hours. The baking soda will absorb any dirt and oils in foam and also act as a deodorizer. Vacuum up the baking soda afterwards.
      • Steam cleaning using the upholstery attachment on a steamer is another low-moisture option. Be sure to help the foam dry as much as possible afterward by pressing it with a towel to absorb excess moisture and pointing a fan on the area.

      Removing Stains and Urine

      You Will Need:

      • A homemade solution:
      • 1 quart hydrogen peroxide
      • ¼ cup baking soda
      • 1 tablespoon liquid dishwashing soap
    • Bucket or bowl
    • Clean spray bottle
    • An enzyme cleaner, such as:
      • Nature’s Miracle
      • Kids ‘N’ Pets
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