Does baking soda dry a mattress?

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asked May 26, 2023 in laundry/Cleaning by Nirvvanna (620 points)
Does baking soda dry a mattress?

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answered May 26, 2023 by 2021sucked (40,120 points)
Baking soda does dry a mattress by absorbing the moisture and the baking soda also absorbs odors from the mattress as well.

Drying a wet mattress with baking soda takes between 12 hours to 24 hours depending on how wet the mattress is.

You can also speed up the drying of a mattress by placing a fan pointing towards the mattress or placing the mattress out in the sunshine.

Baking soda works to not only absorb moisture but also to prevent mold from growing in your mattress.

Let the baking soda sit for a few hours or until dry, then vacuum it up using the wet-dry vacuum. For a very wet mattress, you can also use cat litter to soak up extra dampness.

You can use some vinegar and baking soda to deodorize a mattress quickly.

Also if possible place the mattress outside in the sunshine as the sunshine and fresh air can help get rid of odors and freshen the mattress.

You can use vinegar and baking soda to clean a mattress as well as deodorize a mattress and also helps get rid of urine smells.

Just mix one part vinegar to two parts of water in a spray bottle and then spray it onto your mattress and then sprinkle some baking soda on the mattress as well to help eliminate odors even better.

You can also use an upholstery cleaner machine to deep clean the mattress and remove urine and other odors.

You should deep clean your mattress every 6 months.

Of course, if you spill something on your mattress, you should clean it immediately before the stain sets in.

Using a quality mattress protector will reduce the need to clean your mattress as frequently.

Deodorizing is when you get rid of odors from stains, spills, allergens, sweat, dirt, dust mites, and more.

It's a good idea to deodorize your mattress at least once every 6 months.

If you experience frequent night sweats, you may want to consider deodorizing even more often.

Mattresses should be replaced every 8 to 10 years due to wear and tear and for hygiene as well.

Mattresses overtime collect bodily fluids that soak into the mattress making the mattress gross so replace your mattress at least every 10 years for hygiene purposes alone.

You can help keep your mattress cleaner by using a mattress protector that you can take off and wash so you may be able to extend the life of your mattress with a mattress protector but either way the mattress should be replaced 10 years and it should certainly be replaced after 12 to 15 years.

I replace my mattress every 10 years and get a new bedroom set as well during that time.

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