If you’re a truck driver, you know that a comfortable, high-quality mattress is necessary for a good night’s sleep. But to keep your mattress in good condition while traveling on the road, routine maintenance and cleaning are needed to keep it fresh.
Here are a few simple ways to keep your truck mattress clean!
Practice Regular Maintenance
Regular cleaning is the simplest way to keep your mattress in tip-top shape. Use a battery-powered, hand-held vacuum to clean the mattress once a week, and wash the sheets weekly. Keep an extra set of sheets on hand for emergency use after a spill or when you can’t get to a washing machine easily.
Mattress protection pads provide added cushioning while protecting the mattress from stains and other damage, but the pad should be washed regularly. Wash your mattress pad every three months to remove dust mites unless you have a spill that reaches the pad. If a spill does reach the mattress pad, wash it as soon as possible to avoid stains!
If you have a spill, use paper towels or a bathroom towel to absorb as much liquid as possible. Peroxide, baking soda, and vinegar are natural cleaners that can easily remove various stains without adding extra scents to your truck cab.
Peroxide can cause bleaching, so use it only on color-safe materials. To use this stain remover, just squirt a small amount of household peroxide onto the stain and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Absorb the peroxide with paper towels, and allow your mattress to air dry.
Vinegar does have a strong initial smell, but it evaporates quickly and is unnoticeable after a few minutes. It can be used in combination with baking soda to remove odors on your mattress.
To use baking soda and vinegar, sprinkle baking soda on the affected area, and spritz white vinegar onto the baking soda. Vacuum the baking soda away, and use only a small amount of vinegar to avoid saturating your mattress.
Perform Annual Deep Cleaning
Professional cleaning is recommended at least once a year or twice a year if you spend a lot of time in your truck on long-haul trips. A fresher, cleaner semi-truck mattress is an easy way to make your truck feel more like a home away from home.
At Replacement Mattress, we engineered a semi-truck mattress that provides supreme comfort, support, and durability, so you can rest well and hit the road alert and raring to go!
Contact us at (888)889-2812 to learn more about our custom truck mattresses today.