How To Clean An Englander Mattress (or Any Other)

A good night’s sleep is impossible without a clean and comfortable mattress to sleep on. Purchasing an Englander mattress will take care of the comfortable part, but what happens when you spill something on your lovely mattress or otherwise need to clean it?

Here are a few tips to get you started.

Use A Vacuum Cleaner for Crumbs and Sand

For basic messes like spilled crumbs, use a vacuum hose to suck up the debris. This is a safe way to clean the mattress without tearing it up.

Use An Upholstery Cleaner for Liquid Stains

For liquid stains you may want to purchase an upholstery cleaner to remove the stains. Affordable upholstery cleaners are everywhere.  Look for these to start: Spray Upholstery Fabric and Carpet Cleaner and Resolve Stain Remover, Upholstery Cleaner. If you are willing to spend a bit more, the premium cleaners may be an option.  Thermax Mini-Max UV Light Bed & Upholstery Cleaner and Vacuum and Bissell Little Green Spot and Stain Cleaning Machine are great choices. 

Use Hydrogen Peroxide And Baking Soda for Blood Stains

For blood stains, you can dab hydrogen peroxide on the stain and use cold water to scrub the stain away. Be sure to ONLY use cold water because warm/hot water will cause the blood to coagulate. If the hydrogen peroxide isn’t strong enough to get the blood stain out on its own, add baking soda to the mix. This will create a paste that you can use to knock out that stain.

Use Baking Soda And An Odor Removing Spray for Stinky Mattresses

For trapped cigarette odors you have a few options on how to release them from your mattress.

  1. Sprinkle baking soda all over the mattress and let it sit until the odor is gone.
  2. Use the same method you would use for a blood stain.
  3. Spray an odor removing spray such as Febreze or Lysol all over the mattress.

Use An Enzyme Based Cleaner for Urine Stains

For urine stains be sure to blot up all of the urine that you can before you spray anything onto the mattress. Cole-Parmer Zymit Enzyme Cleaner and Global Bacterial Enzyme Odor Eliminator are great products to use on urine stains. After you have scrubbed the mattress, you should use an odor removing spray to make sure the smell is completely gone.

Now that you know how to take care of an Englander mattress, or any other mattress, it should make cleaning your mattress a little easier.  If your mattress is just too far gone, or is older than 10 years, you should look for a new mattress.  We’d love to show you what we have it stock!

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