Do you know how to dry a wet mattress? You’ll be surprised to know that there are many ways, one of which is to let them dry under the sun.
Mattresses are part of any typical home. Having a good night’s rest means having a nice mattress.
Meanwhile, just like our clothes, the mattress also gets dirty because you may not be aware of factors.
You may think that the size, thickness, and texture of such material will take your 200% effort to wash and dry it.
But don’t despair dear friend; I guarantee that you can finish such tasks as easy as counting 1, 2, 3.
In this article, we will learn several ways to dry our wet mattress. If you have the eagerness to learn, keep scrolling.
3 Ways To Dry A Wet Mattress
There are many types of a mattress but can you think what’s familiar to them that makes it hard to dry? Yes, their thickness.
Any liquid that goes through your mattress may be absorbed deeply.
This situation gives a headache, especially if the liquid can cause hard to get stains.
Stop worrying and be confident because, at this point, we will delve into some ways to dry a wet mattress.
Here are the three ways on how to dry a wet mattress:
Way #1. Dry directly under the sun
This step is the most practical and safest way if you want to dry a newly washed mattress.
Also, consider doing this if your mattress had been entirely wet – you can say almost – of dirty liquids, for this method works well in killing bacteria.
However, the downside here is that you have to bring your mattress out and position it on top of a clean surface.
It is suggested that you let the affected area point straight to where the sun is.
For example, if one of the corners of the mattress is the affected area, make sure to position your mattress so that you let the sunlight reach that area.
But what if the mattress isn’t soaking wet? Do you need to put it outside under the flaming sun?
Of course not! You will discover how to dry a mattress in such a case if you keep on reading.
Way #2. Utilise the power of vacuum cleaner and baking soda
Who says baking soda is just for making delicious pastry?
It might sound crazy, but baking soda can absorb more liquid than you can imagine.
But before applying the baking soda, make sure that you have done the preliminary requirements.
#1. The preliminaries
First, you have to make sure that you have got rid of the surface-floating liquid with a cloth, or for certain absorption, use a wet vacuum cleaner.
The preliminaries also include combating off stains – if there is.
You don’t have to wash the overall mattress to get rid of tiny stains – this work is terrifying!
All you have to do is to rub off the stain with detergent using a clean cloth.
After which, use the wet vacuum cleaner to absorb liquid in that area.
#2. Apply the baking soda
Now, you can cover the affected area with baking soda.
Using your hands, or you may use a toothbrush, rub the soda into the mattress.
What will be the effect of this? You see, the mattress isn’t just comprised of a single layer.
The rubbing of baking soda to the wet area makes sure that the layers inside are also being dried.
To know that it’s working, you must observe a baking soda’s clumping texture as it absorbs the liquid.
Then, let it stay there for half a day.
Again, use the wet vacuum cleaner to eliminate the remaining moisture and the clumped baking soda.
If you are not satisfied with the results, you can always repeat putting the baking soda in your mattress as much as you want.
#3. Ensure cleanliness
Sanitise the affected area using isopropyl alcohol.
Use cotton to absorb a reasonable amount, then rub it over the surface of the affected area.
Don’t worry that you are again applying liquid to your mattress because alcohols’ evaporation time is very much faster than water.
Way #3. Just the right ventilation
This method is best for mattresses whose surface has been wet – it can be entirely – for not more than half an hour.
Yes, one can assume that liquid has not entirely passed through the mattress and hopes it’s not almost.
It depends on the type of liquid causing your mattress to get wet—also, the fabric of the mattress matters.
So if you found out that it is wet, immediately incline the mattress by 70 to 90 degrees, basing it with some water-absorbing material – preferably cloth.
Remember not to push the liquid to the mattress to prevent it from absorbing.
Then, organise rapid ventilation towards the wet area of your mattress.
You can leave the setting for a day.
If the wet area isn’t that deep, expect to finish drying it for just a day.
If not, you have to be patient to wait for, at most, three days.
At the end of this article, I hope you have learned how to dry a wet mattress.
May the writings above heal the headache caused by your wet mattress.
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