Cigarette smoke stains and odor can ruin a good night of sleep. Before your precious memory foam mattress grows ragged before its time, you should try cleaning it so it stays in top functioning for a long time.
There are a couple of cleaning tricks you should be privy of so that you can do a quick mattress maintenance when you need it. If you only have a problem with the smell of cigarette smoke that has somehow been absorbed by your mattress, try the following tips:
Tip 1: Try Rubbing Alcohol
Here is what you need to do, soak a clean towel in rubbing alcohol and use this to rub the surface of the mattress. It deodorizes and sanitizes your mattress. What is also great about this trick is that the rubbing alcohol dissipates quickly so there is no need for you to allot lengthy drying time.
Tip 2: Try Spritzing Citrus Solution
Mix one cup of lemon juice with four cups of water and pour the mixture in an empty spray bottle. Spray the memory foam mattress with this deodorizing solution. The lemon juice zaps the unwanted smell. Once it has dried completely, vacuum the mattress to get rid of the smell altogether.
If you have trouble with the brownish smoke stains, the following tricks might help:
Tip 1: Sprinkle Baking Soda
Try sprinkling baking soda on the mattress and leave it on for about an hour or so until the stains can easily come off. Rub it gently so it can penetrate deeper. Once the stains have already come off, vacuum the mattress on both sides.
You can also try mixing baking soda with water and apply it on the area affected. Leave the solution on the mattress for the same length of time and vacuum it.
Tip 2: Vinegar Solution
Spray on some vinegar solution. Vinegar can be used to clean appliances and upholsteries. Try mixing one cup of vinegar with four cups of warm water and add a bit of baking soda to the mixture. Spray the mattress with the solution and leave it on for an hour. Once the stains are gone, vacuum away.
These tips should take care of cigarette stains and odors. You can also try them if you are having other mattress cleaning problems as they also work well with molds and coffee stains. Try them and you can prolong the life of your memory foam mattress significantly.