Cleaning a Tempur-Pedic mattress in 8 steps

Cleaning a Tempur-Pedic mattress in 8 steps. A Tempur-Pedic mattress or mattress topper requires a different cleaning method compared to traditional innerspring mattresses. Here are the steps to properly clean your Tempur-Pedic mattress:

Remove all bedding and linens from the mattress and wash them in hot water.

Use a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment to vacuum the mattress surface thoroughly. Pay special attention to the seams and crevices to remove any dust, dirt, or debris.

Sprinkle baking soda over the entire surface of the mattress to neutralize any odors. Leave the baking soda on the mattress for at least 30 minutes, or ideally, several hours.

Use the vacuum cleaner with the upholstery attachment again to vacuum up the baking soda.

If there are any visible stains on the mattress, spot clean them using a mild detergent mixed with water. Use a damp cloth to blot the stain, being careful not to saturate the mattress with too much water.

Allow the mattress to air-dry completely before putting the bedding back on.

It’s important to note that a Tempur-Pedic mattress should never be steam cleaned or soaked with water. Doing so can damage the memory foam and void the mattress warranty. With proper cleaning and maintenance, a Tempur-Pedic mattress can provide years of comfortable and restful sleep.

How Often Should You Clean Your Tempur-Pedic Mattress?

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Illustrative image How Often Should You Clean Your Tempur-Pedic Mattress?

Cleaning your Tempur-Pedic mattress regularly is important to keep it in good condition.

The frequency of cleaning depends on how you use your bed. If you only use your mattress for sleeping, seasonal cleaning is enough.

However, if you have pets or spill food and drinks on the bed, you should clean it at least once a month. Immediate cleaning is required for urine, blood, and other stains.

Tempur-Pedic mattresses come with a washable, zip-off cooling cover that protects the mattress.

The company also offers the Tempur-Protect Mattress Protector, which is waterproof and prevents liquid stains. You should wash the mattress covers at least once a month, or more often if there are stains or if someone is sick.

The same cleaning schedule applies to Tempur-Pedic mattress toppers and their covers.

Choosing the Best Time to Clean Your Tempur-Pedic Mattress

The ideal time to clean your Tempur-Pedic mattress is when you have a minimum of four hours before you will need to use it again.

This will give you enough time to clean the mattress and allow the mattress cover to dry completely.

Pro tip: It’s best to choose a dry and breezy day to clean your mattress, as this will aid in the drying process and prevent excessive dampness that may lead to mildew growth.

Removing all bedding from a Tempur-Pedic mattress.

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Illustrative image Removing all bedding from a Tempur-Pedic mattress.

The first step to clean a Tempur-Pedic mattress is to remove all bedding from the mattress, including the comforter, sheets, and mattress cover.

Inspect and Treat Stains on the Tempur-Pedic Mattress Cover

If you are using the mattress cover that came with your Tempur-Pedic mattress or upgraded to the Tempur-Protect cover, the washing instructions are the same.

First, inspect the cover for any visible stains. If there are any stains from food, drink, blood, or urine, apply a dab of enzyme-based laundry detergent to the stain. Use your fingers or a soft-bristled nylon brush to work the detergent into the stain, and allow it to work for at least 10 minutes before placing the cover in the washer.

Cleaning a Tempur-Pedic mattress cover

Set the washer to use cold water and select a normal or bulky load cycle.

Add the Tempur-Pedic mattress cover or the Tempur-Protect cover to the washer and use your regular detergent. Avoid using chlorine bleach or fabric softeners.

In case you have purchased a complete cover that has a removable, washable top cover along with a bottom layer that encases the sides and bottom of the mattress, remember that only the top cover is washable.

The bottom layer should be spot cleaned using a mild detergent solution and water.

Keep in mind that none of the covers should be dry cleaned as the chemicals used in dry cleaning may harm the SmartClimate cool-to-the-touch material.

Air-Dry the Mattress Cover

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Illustrative image Air-Dry the Mattress Cover

The manufacturer recommends air-drying the mattress cover.

If you need to use an automatic dryer, use the air-only or lowest heat setting. Check the cover frequently to prevent over-drying the fabric.

Step-by-Step Guide to Vacuuming a Tempur-Pedic Mattress

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Illustrative image Step-by-Step Guide to Vacuuming a Tempur-Pedic Mattress

Using a powerful hand-held vacuum with a soft brush attachment or a floor vacuum with a hose and upholstery brush, start at one side of the mattress and work in a circular motion to dislodge dust and dust mites that have accumulated on the surface.

Cleaning Liquid Accidents on a Tempur-Pedic Mattress

In case of liquid accidents such as spills or urine, it is important to remove the moisture immediately to prevent it from seeping deep into the mattress.

Use a clean and absorbent cloth or paper towel to blot and absorb the liquid as much as possible. Press down firmly to ensure that the moisture is soaked up.

Keep changing the towels or cloths until the area is relatively dry.

Do not apply heat to the area to speed up drying, as it can cause the liquid to set in and potentially damage the mattress material. Instead, use a fan to circulate air around the mattress and aid in drying.

*The information is for reference only.