How to Clean a Tempur-Pedic Foam Item


Tempur-Pedic foam beds were designed by Bob Trussell who used NASA technology when designing the type of bedding material made for the bed. The multi-layers of foam material is one of the differences from Tempur-Pedic beds and other bed types. Unfortunately, spills and stains can cause odors and produce bacteria in the foam. It is important to perform monthly cleaning and care of your Temper-Pedic bed to sustain its life. In addition, spills should be cleaned immediately to reduce harming the integrity of the foam.

Things You'll Need

  • Detergent
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes line
  • Spray bottle
  • Baking powder
  • Fan
  • Vacuum

Monthly Maintenance

  • Remove the slip covers off of your Temper-Pedic bed. Place the slip covers in the wash set to cold.

  • Pour in enough liquid detergent for one load of laundry. Laundry detergent meant for undergarments or delicate fabrics works well with Temper-Pedic slip covers.

  • Remove your slip covers from the washer and allow them to air dry on a clothing line or on top of your shower curtain bar. Wait till completely dry before placing back on mattress.

Removing Stains

  • Remove and wash the slip covers. Mix 1 tsp. of mild detergent in a spray bottle filled with distilled water. Spray a light mist over the stain on the mattress. Blot at stain with a white towel.

  • Fill a spray bottle with distilled water. Rinse off the detergent by spraying at the soapy area. Press down on the mattress with the towel. Place a fan by the area to aid in drying.

  • Sprinkle baking powder over the stain to reduce the odor. Allow the sodium bicarbonate to absorb the stains for several hours.

  • Vacuum up the baking soda. Replace the slip covers.

Tips & Warnings

  • Keep you Tempur-Pedic mattress on a hard flat platform to keep its shape. The company will not honor warranty for beds kept on spring mattresses.
  • Avoid soaking your mattress with any cleaning material.

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