Cleaning a Spill on a Mattress

Cleaning a Spill on a Mattress

It was a long week filled with deadlines, sales reports and one meeting after the other. It all seemed like it would never end and all of a sudden… it’s Saturday.
Soft rays of sunshine gently peeking through the slightly opened drapes. You decide to stay in bed with a nice steaming hot mug of your favourite brew. You reach over to the end of the bed to grab your favourite book and right at that moment your little munchkin jumps on the bed to give you a hug.
Next thing you know there’s coffee everywhere, from your brand new silk pyjamas right down to the mattress. What do you do?
Your first instinct would be to clean it, obviously, right? But this is a mattress. It’s not like you can throw it into the washing machine together with the rest of your stuff.
As mattress stains usually void the warranty and you obviously don’t want the stain to seep deeper into the mattress. You will need to move fast and of course, take the correct measurements. If you act fast stain removal on the mattress should be fairly simple.
You should never drench your mattress with water or any other liquid cleaning product as mattresses are not meant to get wet, they don’t dry quickly, they were not designed in that manner, especially memory foam mattresses. If a mattress does get soaked and stays wet for a period of time it and may develop mould and start to smell.
There are three suggested cleaning treatments for basic stain removal.
Blot don’t Rub
Blot the stain by pressing down on the stain with a dry cloth or paper towels to absorb the access liquid. Keep blotting until you’re unable to get any more liquid from the strain.
Soap up
In a spray bottle add ¾ cup of warm water, ¼ cup vinegar as well as one tablespoon of dish washing liquid. Spray this mixture lightly onto the mattress, directly on the stain and dab with a cloth. For stubborn stains such as blood, the mixture should be left on for a minimum of 15 minutes.
Air is Cool
Putting the stained mattress outside is best, however, if this is not possible, try is get as much air as possible to circulate within the room by opening up windows or switching on the air conditioner. The mattress may take several hours to dry completely depending on the size of the stain.
Before cleaning your mattress always check the manufacturers’ cautions and recommendations. To protect you mattress get yourself and your family mattress protectors from Sealy Posturepedic and preserve your mattress.