Remove and odors and stains from your memory foam mattress topper is not as difficult as you may believe. Most people are under the impression that memory foam is very delicate and can be easily damaged. While this is partially true you can remove stains and odors from your memory foam mattress topper without damaging it. Below are listed different methods in ways in which you can remove odors and remove stains.

Removing Odors

Memory foam is particularly absorbent and can pull smells from the air and hold onto them. Smells such as cigarette smoke, urine, and vomit, can linger in memory foam for long periods of time. To get rid of these odors you can try one or more of the methods listed below.

1. Take baking soda and sprinkle it over the entire surface of your memory foam mattress topper. Allow the baking soda to sit on the topper for the entire night. The next morning take an upright vacuum with an attachment that has a soft brush or a hand vacuum and thoroughly vacuum the baking soda out of the topper. Baking soda is very absorbent and should do the trick.

2. Find a cleaning product that is citrus-based. With the citrus-based cleaner spray the front and back of the topper (spray very lightly). Let the citrus-based cleaner dry on the mattress. This should take not more than several hours. Once the cleaning products is dried vacuum the mattress front and back.

3. One of the most affective ways at removing odors from memory foam is with a store bought commercial product such as Febreze or FreshCare (Febreze is from Proctor and Gamble and FreshCare is from Clorox). Simply spray the memory foam with the odor remover and let dry.

Removing Stains

1. Using plain water and boric acid dampen the stain and then sprinkle the boric acid on the damp area. Using a soft sponge or cloth blot the area and a circular motion until the stain disappears. Using a dry sponge are cloth blot the area try and then use a handheld vacuum cleaner one upright vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment to remove any leftover residue.

2. Use hydrogen peroxide to dampen a soft sponge and then blot the stained area and a motion that is circular. Be aware the hydrogen peroxide will change the color of the foam. It will eliminate the stain but will also discolor the area were you apply it.

3. Use an enzymatic pet stain remover. You can find most of these types of stain removers at your local pet store. Spray the stain area with the stain remover and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Take a damp cloth or sponge and blot the area. Once the area has dried vacuum it.

If the preceding methods to not work for removing the stain you can try contacting a professional mattress cleaner. Try locating one in your local yellow pages or on the Internet. You can also contact the manufacturer of the mattress topper as they may have specific products that they manufacture they can be used to remove stains from memory foam.

If you have an odor or a stain and your memory foam mattress topper try the above methods. In the short time your memory foam will be clean and odor free.

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