Can you disinfect an air mattress? I mean you wash your sheets each week, you flip the mattress every month so it can last longer, but is it possible to disinfect it? Well, since it’s an inflatable bed, you can deflate it and wash it using the recommended cleaning solution.
However, if you don’t like deflating it, you can put it outside your house when it’s sunny and not too humid. It’ll help the mattress dry while you spray some recommended solution. But because sunlight has a natural disinfectant, it can already kill bacteria without applying a disinfectant. A good amount of UV rays can somehow eradicate them.
If it’s not possible for you to get it outside the house because of the weather, you can lean it against the wall and start removing as much dust as you can eliminate. Or you may use your vacuum cleaner. Make sure that it has an upholstery attachment to avoid damaging the bed.
You can eliminate bad odors by sprinkling baking soda solution to freshen it up. To effectively clean bacteria, you will not use a certain disinfectant solution.
But don’t use bleach, it has ingredients that can be harmful to the materials of the air mattress. If possible, use organic disinfectants. Make sure that when you use a rag to clean the surface, the rag is barely damp.
You have to give it time to dry, like a few hours on every side can do the trick.
After cleaning it, you can add fresh mattress pad, sheets and bedding. Or you can deflate it and store it in its proper box.
If you’re not sure how to clean your air mattress, you may consult its manufacturer’s website or try at Sleep on Air. Pretty sure, there’s concrete information there that can give you ideas on how to properly disinfect your bed without destroying its materials.