Traveling in an RV is a wonderful experience as it allows you the freedom to travel anywhere. Keeping your RV clean is essential as small living spaces can accumulate allergens that can be harmful to you and your family’s health.
Your RV bedding can collect dust mites, mold, and mildew as traveling to humid climates can bring in moisture. Regular cleaning and disinfecting of your mattress will help keep it clean and reduce the growth of allergens in your foam, pillows, and linen.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to clean your mattress:
Remove all linen and pillows – Machine wash your linen and pillows on a hot water setting, together with a quality detergent. Hot water will remove all traces of dust mites, their dropping, and most stains.
Vacuum your mattress – Vacuuming your mattress will remove all surface dust and dirt. It is important to flip your mattress over to make sure both sides are clean. If your mattress has an odor, sprinkle baking soda, leave it to settle for 15 minutes, and vacuum the excess.
For a deep clean – If you feel you need a deep clean, you can steam your mattress using a handheld steamer.
To disinfect your mattress – For this process, you will need an antibacterial solution and a spray bottle for application. Spray your solution on your mattress and wipe it down with a hot wet cloth. Place your mattress in the sun on a plastic cloth and remember to flip it after a few hours. Take your mattress in only when it is completely dry.
The Foam Factory offers a wide range of RV mattress foam that can be custom-made to your specifications. Their online store offers foam of different varieties and thicknesses to best suit your preferences.