Sealy Posturepedic Memory Foam Mattress Care Instructions

Memory foam mattresses are becoming more and more popular across the country and around the world.

Keep the Mattress Dry

These mattresses are designed to be the most comfortable, conforming to your body while providing support in just the right places. These mattresses are extremely delicate, however, and you must take proper care of them to ensure they will last you for years.

Keeping your Posturepedic mattress dry is the most important part of caring for it. Water, beverages and cleaning solutions will soak through the top layer of the mattress into the foam area and can damage the support and comfort structure of the mattress.

If a spill occurs, blot it up immediately with paper towels or clean, white towels. Never allow a liquid to soak into the mattress.

Cleaning Tips

Use the soft brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner to remove dirt and dust that accumulates on the surface of the mattress; this is the only requirement to keep your Posturepedic mattress clean.

Stain Removal

Stain removal: If something does stain your mattress, take the utmost care in cleaning it. As stated above, even cleaning solutions used with the best of intentions can damage the integrity and comfort of your mattress. Water that soaks through can cause mold to build up on the foam, which can be hazardous to your health.

For this reason, even when you perform light cleanings, never use bleach. Bleach can be extremely corrosive and will certainly damage the mattress foam.

To remove stains, mix cold water and a mild detergent such as dish soap to form suds. Use a clean white cloth to apply to the mattress. Blot at the stain and use as little cleaning solution as possible to prevent the liquid from soaking through. Instead of blotting, you can use a spray bottle to control the amount of liquid applied to the surface of the mattress.

If regular detergent won't remove the stain, use natural cleaners such as baking soda or vinegar. Mix one part baking soda or vinegar into three parts of water and spray or dab onto the surface to clean.

Dry completely to avoid soaking. Use a clean towel, or the low setting on a hairdryer. Do not use high heat on the mattress, which can burn the foam.

User Protection

Sealy's Customer Support Web site suggests that you purchase a mattress pad to protect your Posturepedic memory foam mattress. Mattress pads are designed to be waterproof and stain proof. If the mattress pad gets dirty, it can usually be cleaned in a regular laundry cycle in a washing machine.

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