How to Get Rid of Odors in Tempur-Pedic Mattresses

Updated February 21, 2017

Tempur-Pedic mattresses are made of a polyurethane-based viscoelastic material, which requires special cleaning to prevent damage. Water can damage the mattress' ability to mould to your body's shape, so dry methods of cleaning are best for removing odours. Keep your Tempur-Pedic mattress odour-free and in new condition by caring for it properly.

Air out a new Tempur-Pedic mattress to get rid of the polyurethane smell. The smell should subside a few days after the mattress is removed from the packaging. Leave the mattress uncovered in a well-ventilated room with the windows open to speed up the process of removing the polyurethane smell.

Remove sweat and other odours with baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda liberally over the surface of the mattress. Let the baking soda sit on the mattress for a minimum of one hour and up to 12 hours.

Vaccum the baking soda off the surface of the Temur-Pedic mattress using the hand-tool attachment of your vacuum cleaner.

Launder bedding, following the bedding's care directions before placing it back on the mattress.

Cover the mattress with a Tempur-Pedic Mattress Protector pad to prevent new odours from getting on the mattress. The Tempur-Pedic Mattress Protector is the only mattress pad approved by Tempur-Pedic for use on their mattresses, because it does not "impact the feel or performance" of the mattress.

Things You'll Need

  • Baking soda
  • Vacuum with hand tool attachment
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