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How to Clean a urine soaked Tempur-Pedic Mattress

Discussion in 'General Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Discussion' started by aspenedelen, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. aspenedelen

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    Have a special needs client that has a twin Tempur-Pedic mattress that is roughly a year old. This mattress has urine all the way through themattress and in a three foot diamater ring. Tempur-Pedic told me to throw it away but I want to know is there anyone out there that has cleaned and dedorized with success. Thanks,
     
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    If you can not clean it deodorize as well as possible and suggest buying a plastic mattress cover from walmart. We used one when we took our kids out of diapers and they work well liquids will not penetrate it.

    Or you can do the old heat method, you will need:

    1. Well ventilated area
    2. Match
    3. 1/2 gallon of gasoline

    Any questions?
     
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    You should be able to sanitize rather easily. Deodorizing will depend on how sensitive the person's nose is. But deodorizng can be done.

    If by cleaning, they expect the removal of the stain, that is not going to happen. Sizing and other soiling agents will make a permanent water mark. But it can be a "clane" stain simply by cleaning like you would clean upholstery. A tool that will flush with a lot of water and still get it dry.

    Clean the entire surface of the mattress at one time. You do not want to leave one area damp and another dry. A water mark will form at that boundary. So, vacuum, prespray evenly with Avenge HEavy Duty upholstery prespray, extract and dry with air movement.

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    thanks for the replies. I did not know if Tempur-Pedic would degrade with any type of deodizer added. The client ended up calling Tempur Pedic and they said have me clean it with baking soda and water and nothing else. They could not guarantee the integrity of the tempur-pedic if I used anything else.
     
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    If all else fails... Gas and match works wonders.
     
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    I dont think that baking soda and water will sanitize it. I would imagine that it may only have some deodorizing powers. Idoubt that they will honor the warranty because of the urine anyway. I know a few cleaners that apply the enzyme treatments and then extract with the Steam machines with vacuum to sanitize.
     
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    I have run into a few similar situations over the years. What I would try is what Joel Riggs suggested and apply a good enzyme treatment. However I would not heavily saturate the mattress with it. I would mix the treatment up and use a syringe and inject it all around the area on both sides a little at a time and then use something to press into the mattress to spread the deodorizer throughout the area. Next I would try to get it dry as fast as possible. I have done some heavily urine soaked upholstery this way and it worked perfectly. I agree also that the warranty is void, but you might want to make them sign a waver on this before doing anything including the baking soda. It would be virtually impossible to flush the urine out of the mattress. Unless all the urine is contacted by a good enzyme it may still stink to high heaven.
     
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    Anyone else come across a Tempur-Pedic with urine in it and cleaned it with sucess?
     
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    Enzymes or water based deodorants should be OK as long as you can get the mattress dry after you finish. Depending on temperature and humidity and air flow, that can be difficult when you need to saturate the inside of the mattress to reach all the urine. But remember that it got wet with urine and (I assume) is not dry. The mattress did not fall apart from contact with urine. Why would deodorizer damage the mattress?

    Solvent based deodorizers are different. Some solvents will soften or disolve the foam used in the mattress. Do not use solvent carried deodorizers or solvents for cleaning.

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    Great tip Scott. If and when I get the call to do some serious work on this mattress I will use your ideas. Thank you for taking the time to respond to this matter. Have a great day!
     
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    Pitch it. Tempurpedic material is not like a regular mattress. Why on earth would anyone WANT to try to save it if it's literally soaked with urine? Same principle as to why you aren't supposed to use a dish sponge too long. You can't clean a sponge. Those Tempurpedic mattresses are one humongous super dense sponge.
     

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