Properly caring for your latex mattress pad extends the life of the pad significantly. There are several things you can do to keep your latex pad in good condition.
The benefits of maintaining your latex product include money saved and continued support and comfort for a longer period of time.
It's really quite easy to care for your latex pad by following a few simple steps.
Why are these pads so popular? They're manufactured from the same natural latex that latex mattresses are made from, but they're designed to cover your existing mattress in order to deliver some additional support.
Latex pads are fantastic for supporting the spine properly, alleviating painful pressure points, making your bed feel more plush, alleviating allergic reactions in some people, and providing a better night of sleep.
Additionally, latex mattress pads are naturally resistant to allergens, dust mites, mildew, and mold.
Inevitably, at some point or another, your mattress pad will probably get stained from food, blood, or perhaps pet urine or throw up. Use these cleaning solutions to release the stains from your latex pad and cover.
Cascade dishwashing liquid is great for removing food stains on more than dishes! Mix a few drops of the liquid in a cup of warm water. Stir it together until you see bubbles. Don't saturate the pad, but using the bubbles and a brush with soft bristles, work at the stain. If the stain is stubborn, allow the solution to sit on the stain for up to 60 minutes.
Make a cleaning solution by mixing a 1:1 ratio of water and hydrogen peroxide together. Put the solution into a spray bottle and spray the bloodstain directly. Give the cleaner some time to work. If the blood isn't coming out, sprinkle a bit of salt on top of the stain and then dab the entire area with a clean white cloth or paper towel.
We love our pets, but they too can have accidents. How many times do you fall into bed without taking a shower? Our body's oils and sweat can seep into our mattress cover and pad and create stains over time.
Remove stains from sweat, urine, and mold using the following cleaning solution: mix together 1 cup warm water, 1 cup baking soda, and 1 cup vinegar. Using a clean white towel, apply the solution to the stain and let it work.
Dab at the area after about an hour to absorb the stain into a clean towel. Air out the pad if needed to remove extra moisture or use a hair dryer on a cool setting.
Does caring for your latex mattress pad include tossing the cover into the washing machine? The answer is yes and no. Some manufacturers design their covers to be machine washable, but others will tell you not to put their covers into the wash because there is a good chance they'll shrink.
Check the instructions to see whether or not you can wash the cover or casing of your latex pad. When washing the cover isn't an option, air it out at the same time you air out the pad.
Some manufacturers will instruct you to wash the cover about once every 12 months. Never put it in the dryer however - always hang outside in the shade to dry after washing in cold water.
It is true that latex mattress pads or toppers are designed to be durable and long-lasting, but taking proper care of them is the key to saving money and enjoying the support of a latex pad for a long time.
Some people think that just because a product is built to last that they don't have to maintain it or take very good care of it, but the truth is that the better care we take of our bedding, the better it will serve us.
Purchasing a latex mattress pad can be a bit expensive, but it's money well spent if you sleep more soundly and wake up with fewer aches and pains each morning. Taking care of your latex pad will ensure you won't have to make that investment again for some time.
Caring for your latex mattress pad isn't difficult at all! Simply include the cleaning and airing out of your pad into your regular cleaning schedule and it won't feel like you are doing any additional work.
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