Wet mattresses are bacteria’s favourite friend. Read this article to learn how to break them apart and attain a good night’s sleep.

How To Dry A Mattress

In times of extreme laziness and unavoidable careless, we spill, we drop and what not. However, when the unfortunate victim of our reckless folly is our mattress, embrace yourself for an action-packed night of scrubbing and an action-packed morning of intense drying. On the other hand, whether we stain out mattresses or not, they are still susceptible to dampness. Be it rain dripping from the rooftops or spraying from an open window, a wet mattress leads to several inconveniences. The moist and damp effect triggers the development of mold and mildew. These dreaded end products give off foul odors and often intensify respiratory problems. Neglecting the wetness of your mattresses can pose as a looming threat to your every day sleep. Your bed will soon transform into a breeding ground for thousands of hazardous bacteria. The sole remedy is to get on your sore feet and dry up as soon as possible. Drying your mattress is indeed worth the effort. Read on to learn the best way to do it.

Mattress Drying Techniques

  • Set the mattress outside on a hot and sunny day.
  • Drag it outdoors, right up to your terrace or balcony as early as possible. This is essential to take maximum advantage of the daylight hours, absorbing as much of heat as possible.
  • If you have a ceiling fan, place the mattress directly under it.
  • Turn the regulator and ensure that the fan is rotating at its fastest speed.
  • If you have a table fan, position it well and turn it on, so the air hits the damp spot thus speeding up the drying process.
  • Use a hair dryer held over a wet spot on the mattress.
  • Keep the hair dryer moving around the wet spot until it is dry.
  • Set kitty litter on a damp area or spill to draw the moisture out of the inside of the mattress.
  • Vacuum it for about 1 to 2 hours.
  • Then use a fan to help dry the surface of the mattress.
On Your Own
  • Treat the mattress within 24 hours to prevent mold growth.
  • Dry the mattress completely, either with sunlight or a fast moving fan, or even both.
  • Brush off any surface soil and debris.
  • Deep a clean cloth in a solution of one cup rubbing alcohol and one cup water to prevent mold.
  • Wring out the cloth and wipe the mattress.

Damage Control
In cases where you might have purchased a mattress recently and somehow it got soaked, the smartest move would be to contact a water damage restoration company or a mattress-renovating company. Check if the charges are reasonable. Reconditioning your damp mattress by paying the company a fee is often more feasible than buying a brand new one. The mattress company will ship it to its facility to carry out the required drying, cleaning and sterilization process.

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