Is a mattress ruined if it gets wet? Whether a wet mattress is ruined depends on the source of the water. Sewage and floodwaters carry mold and bacteria that can make you very sick. In this case, it’s best to throw away your mattress. However, you can dry your mattress if the water is from a clean water source and has not sat longer than 48 hours.
What do I do if I spilled water on my mattress? As soon as you notice the water damage on your mattress, start drying it with towels. Get as much of the water sitting on top as possible before it can soak down into the mattress’s core. The sooner you can get the mattress dry, the better.
How long does a wet mattress take to dry? Direct the fan at the mattress to increase the air circulation. Expect to wait a few hours. Unfortunately, time is essential for drying a mattress. If the mattress is soaked, like from a ceiling leak, it’s best to make alternative sleeping arrangements for the night, as it may take up to 24 hours to fully dry.
How do you dry a wet mattress fast? Use a clean, absorbent cloth or towel and apply as much pressure as possible to force the moisture out of the mattress, into the drying pad. Follow with a hairdryer, set on high. Hold the hairdryer a few inches from the mattress surface and apply heat for at least 15 to 20 minutes.