If it’s been a while since you’ve cleaned your air mattress, then don’t worry! We have the solution for you. The good news is that there are several different methods for cleaning your air mattress so no matter what type of cleaner or method you prefer, we’re sure to have something that will work well for your needs.
In this blog post, we’ll be going over how to clean an air mattresses with vinegar or baking soda as well as how to use carpet shampoo on your inflatable bed. In addition, we’ll also go over how to remove any bad smells that might be present on your mattress.
So, without further ado, let’s get started!
Why you need to clean an air mattress regularly
Like any other mattress, an air bed requires regular cleaning as it will build up dirt, skin cells, sweat, and possibly even dust mites over time.
Not taking the time to clean an air mattress can leave a lasting odor which can be difficult to get rid of (although see below for our tips on how to get rid of smells from your air mattress).
Best way to clean an inflatable mattress
Before starting the air mattress cleaning process make sure to unplug it from the wall, to ensure that there is no power source when dealing with water.
If your air mattress hasn’t gotten too dirty and it just needs a quick clean, use a soft cloth with a little dishwashing liquid. It’s best practice to do this after each time your air mattress has been used.
How to clean a dirty air mattress
Both vinegar and baking soda are great at getting rid of stubborn stains and smells. If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to clean your air mattress, then one of these two methods is definitely for you.
Cleaning an air mattress with vinegar
To clean your air mattress with vinegar, simply mix equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spritz the mixture over the mattress. Let the vinegar soak in for a few minutes before rinsing it off with water. Be sure to air dry the mattress completely before using it again.
Cleaning an air mattress with baking soda
If you’d rather use baking soda to clean your air mattress, then simply mix a few tablespoons of baking soda with water to form a paste. Rub the paste into any stained or soiled areas and let it sit for several minutes before rinsing it off with water. Again, be sure to air dry the mattress completely before using it again.
Cleaning an air mattress with carpet shampoo:
If your air mattress has gotten a little too dirty for vinegar or baking soda to handle, then you might want to consider using carpet shampoo instead. Carpet shampoo is great at getting rid of tough stains and smells, and it’s also safe to use on inflatable mattresses.
To clean your air mattress with carpet shampoo, start by mixing the shampoo with water to form a thick paste. Rub the paste into any stained or soiled areas and let it sit for several minutes before rinsing it off with water. Be sure to air dry the mattress completely before using it again.
How to clean the velour side of an air mattress
You can spot clean any stains and visible dirt on the velour side of your air mattress by mixing a few drops of dishwashing liquid in a bowl of water and then using a soft sponge or cloth on the stains.
If this doesn’t work, you can use a dry, clean cloth dipped in some rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol). Start wiping gently in a circular motion to lift any stains or sticky residues. You should spot test an inconspicuous spot before going to work on the whole mattress.
How to clean mold off an air mattress
If you have left your air mattress in storage for a while you may notice a build up of mold or mildew. Mildew build up in a damp environment (such as a garage or basement) can lead to mold growth.
You should always make sure to remove mold from your air matress before using it, as mold can be harmful.
The easiest way to remove mold and mildew is to use diluted rubbing alcohol.
First, take the mattress outside. Preferably on a sunny day, as sunlight is a natural mold spore killer.
Next, brush off any obvious mold. Then, use a 50-50 mixture of rubbing alcohol and water. Spray it over the mold and then rub it off with a damp cloth.
How to clean an air mattress with pee on it
Urine on an air mattress can leave an unpleasant odour and take a bit more work to get off.
For this, mix a spray of one part distilled white vinegar to two parts water, with a few spoons of laundry detergent mixed in.
Spray the solution on to the stained area of the mattress and allow it to remail for fifteen minutes.
Then blot the area with a clean cloth to remove the excess liquid.
Next, cover the are with baking soda and leave it over night.
In the morning, vacuum up the dried baking soda (only vacuum it if it is completely dry as otherwise it could break your vacuum cleaner).
This should fully remove the stain and smell of urine from your air mattress.
Read also: Does urine ruin memory foam?
How to clean puke off an air mattress
If someone (or a pet) has been sick on your air mattress you should follow the steps above, in relation to getting urine off an air mattress, with the addition that any remaining surface sick should be mopped up first.
How do you clean a smelly air mattress
Removing air mattress smells:
No matter what method you choose for cleaning your air mattress, it’s almost inevitable that some bad smells will remain. How to remove air mattress smells can be a bit tricky, but one of the most effective ways is by using baking soda and vinegar in conjunction with each other. First saturate any soiled areas with vinegar and let it soak in for a few minutes before spritzing the area with water. Finally, sprinkle baking soda over the dampened areas and allow it to sit overnight before rinsing it off with water. If necessary, repeat these steps until all odors are gone.
Are air mattresses machine washable?
Unfortunately, most air mattresses cannot go in the washing machine as they are not designed to be subjected to hot water.
Can you put bleach on an air mattress?
You should not put bleach on an air mattress as it can weaken the material of the air mattress and reduce its life-span.
Conclusion: How to clean an air mattress
Cleaning an air mattress can seem to be a difficult task, but we hope that this article has helped you better understand the different methods and tips available for getting your inflatable bed back into pristine condition.
As you can see, there are several easy ways to clean an air mattress, with products you most likely already have in the house.