Most people spend at least several hours a night sleeping on their mattresses. This means your mattress does require regular cleaning. However, if you have a Tempur-Pedic mattress, then you cannot use standard cleaning procedures. The material that Tempur-Pedic mattresses are made out of cannot get wet either with water or cleaner. You should have a protective cover on your mattress at all times to protect against moisture. If your mattress is in a damp environment, you could eventually have a mould problem that needs to be addressed.
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Things you need
- Vacuum cleaner
Remove the outside cover of your Tempur-Pedic mattress if you have one. Wash it in cold water in your washing machine using mild washing powder. Do not use bleach. This could damage the cover.
Take the Tempur-Pedic outdoors in the morning or early afternoon. You cannot get the surface wet to clean the mould.
Use the hose attachment of your shop-vac to vacuum the area with mould. Be sure to get up as much of the mould as you can.
Allow the Tempur-Pedic mattress to sit in the sun. Keep it out for as many hours as possible. The sun will help to kill the mould spores since the Tempur-Pedic mattress can't get wet.
Tips and warnings
- Wear a protective face mask when vacuuming the mould from your Tempur-Pedic mattress.
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