Sometimes life happens, and you end up with a stain on your mattress. Whether it’s food, wine, dirt, or something else, these kinds of accidents are bound to happen eventually, and it’s important to know how to deal with them. Removing stains from your Englander mattress is easy, and with just a little elbow grease, your mattress will be looking good as new in no time.
As your first line of defense, you should always keep a mattress pad on your Englander. This won’t keep out 100% of stains, but it will help prevent some of them, especially solid particles like food. A mattress pad will also lengthen the life of your Englander, keeping it looking new longer. If you have to remove your mattress pad for cleaning, be sure that you replace it before using the mattress.
For crumbs and other solid messes, vacuuming is the best way to clean. It’s not a bad idea to keep your mattress vacuumed on a regular basis whether you have an obvious mess or not, because this removes dead skin cells that build up over time. Clean your vacuum before using it on your bed so that dirt and other particles don’t end up transferred to your sleeping space. The vacuum hose is perfect for reaching into grooves where hard-to-reach crumbs or grains of sand might be hiding.
Liquid stains that find their way through the mattress pad should be cleaned with a damp rag and a mild soap. Don’t use harsh cleaning products on your Englander– the chemicals can damage the mattress. Keep in mind that damages incurred by your own actions won’t be covered by your warranty, so you’ll want to be careful. When you apply the water and soap, do so gingerly and don’t soak the mattress. You don’t want it to get too wet, because it will take a long time to dry or may even have trouble becoming completely dry. After cleaning it thoroughly, be sure that you allow the mattress to dry out completely before you remake the bed. Sheets will keep the mattress from air drying, and a wet mattress can quickly sour or become a host to mold and mildew. That’s the last thing you want your family to be sleeping on. Once the mattress is completely dry, replace your mattress pad before you make the bed with your sheets and pillows. Removing stains is just that easy and you can then enjoy a wonderful night’s sleep on your stain-free, newly cleaned Englander.