Author Topic: Save a soaked Memory Foam Mattress Topper?  (Read 998 times)

ElleFiji

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Save a soaked Memory Foam Mattress Topper?
« on: September 02, 2018, 04:04:34 PM »
A juvenile delinquent was sleeping over last week, under the air conditioner, and failed to mention that the air conditioner was leaking onto the mattress topper...soaking it through...left in place until the puddle was bigger than the mattress pad.

I'm attempting to dry it on the balcony, but it seems floppier, and it also keeps raining every few days.

If I get it dry, will it still be awesome? It's in a zippable case, that I can wash...and presumably inspect the insides for mold. Am I missing anything? I can't figure out a way to dry it inside.

Also noting that when I was a juvenile delinquent I too would not have reported the problem to the authorities, and the delinquent has been advised of a new "if things are leaking tell an adult" rule.

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Re: Save a soaked Memory Foam Mattress Topper?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2018, 04:29:19 PM »
I have used baking soda for small-ish spills on a foam mattress... it soaks the moisture up and then you can just vacuum the leftover baking soda. It might work?

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Re: Save a soaked Memory Foam Mattress Topper?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2018, 08:07:35 PM »
Have you tried laying a bath towel over it and pressing down?  The towel might wick up some of the moisture or at least bring it to the surface where it can dry easier.   The way the humidity and weather has been this week, trying to dry it on the balcony probably won't work all that well. 

Maybe a fan focused on the wet spot while it is propped up against a wall at a bit of an angle?  Air flow all around might help. 

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Re: Save a soaked Memory Foam Mattress Topper?
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2018, 11:14:12 PM »
Air flow will be key in getting this dried out.  Can you prop it up in your bathroom and leave the fan running?   

It might be too big/low to the ground,  but I find this works better than just leaving things out to dry in my house. Even better if you can point a regular fan at it too.

Hope you can save it!

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Re: Save a soaked Memory Foam Mattress Topper?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2018, 04:54:01 AM »
Surface water has been blotted... And it's kind of propped over two chairs for circulation.... I can try seeing if there is any way to keep it propped indoors to increase dryness. But there is such a big texture change that I'm worried it could just be dead

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Re: Save a soaked Memory Foam Mattress Topper?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2018, 03:59:43 PM »
If you have a dehumidifier you can put them both (the mattress pad & dehumidifier) in a small room together with the door closed.