After flooding or other water catastrophes, drying damp mattresses can be exceedingly challenging. Even though you can dry your wet mattress, you must first consider the water source. Mattresses that are wet due to rain, a leakage, or even a busted pipe can be dried. But occasionally, you might have to discard it. We examine mattress drying techniques as well as odour and stain eradication. We also discuss the optimum time to replace your wet mattress.
How To Dry a Wet Mattress
Drying out a damp mattress as soon as possible is crucial since it will prevent mould and bacteria growth. Whatever the reason, follow these easy instructions for wet mattress drying.
1. Clean Up The Dirt And Remove Your Bedding
Remove the sheets after cleaning any dirt or debris from the mattress surface. Plaster or drywall should be disposed of in heavy-duty plastic bags if significant damage occurs.
Remove your mattress protector if one is waterproof, as well. Mattress covers will trap more moisture, making it more difficult to dry and raising the risk of mould. To avoid mould, you should cleanse the bedding right away. If you had to turn off the water supply to the entire house, hang the linens outside until you have time to wash them.
2. Water Extraction
Use clean towels to absorb any excess moisture from the mattress in the case of little wet spots. When the towel becomes too moist, firmly press a fresh one into the mattress. When dealing with severely moist mattresses, first sprinkle some kitty litter on the affected area and then press it down with a dry cloth. Kitty litter will facilitate water absorption and hasten drying. You can clean the cat litter with a shop-style vacuum.
3. Use a Wet-Dry Vacuum To Suck Up The Water
You can use a wet-dry vacuum to dry your mattress as well. To remove as much water as possible from the mattress, move the hose around its surface. Until you cannot extract any more water, work in portions, going from left to right and top to bottom. Since most shop vacs only have a little suction force, turn the mattress over again and carry out the procedure on the opposite side.
After cleaning stains using hydrogen peroxide & dish soap, dry the mattress with a hair drier. Move the hairdryer back and forth over the moist area for ten to twenty minutes while keeping it a few inches from the mattress surface. Let your mattress cool for a few minutes before checking to see if it is still wet because heat will make it appear dry even when it isn’t. You can follow most of these steps for wet carpet drying also.
Other Steps To Follow
To help the wet carpet dry, lean the mattress against a wall or another sturdy structure and set up a fan so it can blow through into the damp area.
You should always take your mattress outdoors to dry if you can. Sunlight and clean air will hasten drying and stop or eliminate odours. You can also call a professional for wet carpet cleaning and wet mattress drying.
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