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Ok I have an issue, I have a Pillow Top Mattress and i think it is time for it to get cleaned. There are a few stains on it from when my now 10 moth old was a newborn and he would throw up, a juice stain from my daughters' sippy cup that my husband did not screw on right, and not to mention a slight Oder from the stench of cigarettes that emits from my husbands clothing when he lays on the bed. I can't just go and douse it with water and soap to clean it because then it will never get dry. I was wondering how do you clean it, I also want to get the possibility of bed bugs out if there is any. Oh and another thing what type of sheets do I use for this thing because the ones I am using are lousy and they refuse to stay on due to the puffiness of the bed itself. Can someone please help me with my dilemma?Answer Question
Answer by Slinkee at 1:31 PM on Oct. 7, 2009
I also have a pillow top mattress...I use the attachments on my carpet cleaner to clean mine, it does still take a while for it to dry, but I always clean mine as soon as we get up so it will be dry by the time we go back to sleep... As far as sheets go, mine is a queen size and I use king size sheets and tuck them under. You could probably special order ones for it, but I found it easier to just use bigger ones because you can buy them anywhere. For the bed bugs, the carpet cleaner would probably suck them out, but I have heard of spray you can get for them. If you don't have a carpet cleaner you can rent rug doctors at the grocery store for about $35.
Answer by BlainesMommy09 at 1:34 PM on Oct. 7, 2009
Answer by Bmat at 3:14 PM on Oct. 7, 2009