How To Clean a Mattress: 6 Mattress Care Tips
2/19/2020 | Casper Editorial Team
A little TLC goes a long way. You spend at least one-third of your life in bed, but it only takes a few minutes to keep your mattress in good shape.
Experts recommend replacing your mattress every 10 years, but if you want to make it last a decade, give it a little attention along the way.
Here are some tips on how to clean a mattress to make sure you get the most years and beauty sleep out of your mattress:
1. Keep your Mattress Clean
Something as small as spilled coffee or cookie crumbs can affect a mattress’s lifespan, so it’s important to clean up and take preventative measures, especially if you’re like us and enjoy breakfast in bed. All Casper mattresses are spot-clean only.
2. Use Protection
Using a waterproof mattress protector is a no-brainer to guard against dirt, spills, and normal wear and tear. We developed a waterproof mattress protector that conforms through the sides and keeps it pristine. The best part? It won’t compromise the comfort of your bed.
3. Accidents Happen
For spills or bedtime accidents, it’s best to spot clean the cover of the affected area as quickly as possible. Using a gentle detergent or stain remover (without bleach) will break down brand new blemishes, but won’t affect the performance of the mattress. To power through deep-set mystery blotches, a laundry brush paired with the cleaner will work wonders. Always make sure to remove the cover from the mattress before spot cleaning to prevent excess liquid from seeping through to the foam.
4. Keep it Smelling Fresh
To keep odors in check, air out the mattress by freeing it from the sheets and opening a few windows. For serious smell situations, consider sprinkling baking soda on the cover, then vacuuming it away before putting the sheets back on.
5. Give it a Bath
While we don’t recommend trying to wash it yourself, they are plenty of professionals out there who can get the job done. We recommend contacting your local mattress cleaning service and scheduling a convenient home visit.
Making Your Mattress Last
Along with regular cleaning, you can periodically rotate your mattress head-to-foot (180°) every six months to make sure it wears evenly, but don’t ever flip a Casper mattress. Also, the right setup can make a huge impact on a bed’s lifespan. You’ll find that the type of support that sits under your mattress is just as important as the different layers of materials. We recommend using the Casper foundation and metal bed frame. For more information on the ideal setup, see this FAQ.
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