How Do I Clean My Leesa Mattress?
You can’t fit a foam mattress in a washing machine -- seriously, don’t even try it -- but there are ways to spot clean your mattress should the occasional accidental spill or stain occur. If you have kids or pets, you know that somehow, gum, mud or some other bodily fluid (family stomach bug, anyone?) is bound to end up somewhere on your bed. Keeping your Leesa mattress fresh and so clean, clean is easy if you follow a few simple guidelines. The first thing to know is that your Leesa mattress cover is designed to protect your mattress for years, so simple stain removal is a cinch.
How to Vacuum a Memory Foam Mattress
Your Leesa mattress, as is true with most foam mattresses, is naturally less prone to harboring allergens and dust mites; but an occasional vacuuming of your mattress with an upholstery brush will further keep any dust and particles at bay. This especially true if you have a pet that shares your bed with you. That hair is everywhere.
How often should you vacuum your mattress?
To keep your bedroom and sleeping area clear of allergens and dust mites, we recommend that you strip your bed and vacuum your mattress with a HEPA-rated vacuum cleaner with its upholstery attachment every three months. An easy rule to follow is to clean and rotate your mattress with the change of each season.
How to Remove Stains and Spills From a Foam Mattress
Leesa’s beautifully-designed seamless woven mattress cover protects the foam inside from getting damaged or stained. The comfortable and cool polyester/lycra blend fabric naturally serves as a barrier between liquids and the interior foam layers of your mattress. But happens if your morning coffee goes rogue and you spill? With a towel or clean dry cloth, soak up as much of the liquid as possible. The cardinal rule for cleaning your Leesa mattress is dab, don’t rub. Rubbing or scrubbing your Leesa mattress can ultimately spread the stain or liquid, potentially damage the cover, and make cleaning overall more of a challenge.
If you still have a stain on your hands, there are plenty of ways to get your Leesa mattress cover looking like new. If the stain or area is small, you can simply spot treat the area with a homemade cleaning mixture formulated for that type of stain. There are a ton of recipes for solutions you can find online, or you can use some of the ones we list below, most made with common household items most people keep on hand.
How to remove blood stains from a mattress
Stains happen. Period. The thing to remember with mattress blood stains is you need to act quickly and tend the stain before it sets -- and avoid hot water at all costs. Like vomit and other bodily fluids, blood is a protein stain. The trick to treating protein stains is to apply a solution that includes protein -- it’ll help loosen the stain to remove it from the mattress easier.
The first thing to try before Pinteresting stain removals: a baking soda paste.
How to Make a Stain-removing Baking Soda Paste
Step 1: Mix one part baking soda and two parts cool water to form a paste.
Step 2: With a cool damp cloth, apply the paste to the stained area of the mattress, and lightly dab, working the paste into the stain.
Step 3: Let the paste dry for 30 minutes.
Step 4: Repeat with a cool damp cloth (and make sure the water is cool – warm or hot water will help set the stain, making it more difficult to remove) lightly dab and press to remove as much of the baking soda mixture as possible.
Repeat the process if needed and allow to dry completely. If you still have baking soda residue, vacuum your mattress cover with an upholstery attachment.
How to remove urine stains from a mattress
Whether it’s from kids, pets or just your own ‘laugh until you pee’ moments, mattress urine stains can happen. As with all mattress stains, the sooner you take care of the moisture, the less problematic it will be. With a dry cloth or towel, dab to absorb as much liquid from the area as possible. Spray the area lightly with distilled white vinegar (full strength) and let sit for just a few minutes. Then with a clean, dry cloth or paper towels, dab the area to dry as much as possible. Then sprinkle the damp area liberally with baking soda and wait. And wait. Overnight is best so that the cover and mattress can completely dry. The baking soda will help draw the vinegar and any urine odor out of the mattress. Then, simply vacuum with the upholstery attachment of your vacuum cleaner.
How to remove sweat stains from a mattress
Adults can sweat up to a full liter of fluid while we’re getting our shuteye every night. Gross. Sweat stains on your mattress and pillows are a completely normal occurrence, and like other stains are relatively easy to stay on top of to help prolong the integrity and comfort of your Leesa mattress. You can make a simple cleaning solution with household products to help tackle the stain.
How to Make a Sweat Stain Removal Solution:
Step 1: Combine 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 drop of liquid dish soap into a large spray bottle with 8 ounces of hydrogen peroxide.
Step 2: Spray the mattress very lightly and allow the solution to sit for five to ten minutes. Don’t leave the solution on for too long though, as peroxide can bleach.
Step 3: After 10 minutes, dab away any residue and moisture with a clean dry cloth or paper towels.
Can I Remove My Leesa Mattress Cover and Clean It?
Your Leesa mattress cover is one of the design features that make it cool, comfortable and long on comfort. So, there’s really no need to remove it. Spot treating your Leesa mattress cover as we’ve outlined above should keep your Leesa clean and fresh.
Leesa does not recommend removing the cover.