How to Care for Your New Mattress
Taking good care of your mattress over time will help you get the most benefit from it for years to come. Here are some helpful mattress care tips that are also easy to follow.
Ensure proper support.
A new mattress needs the support of a proper foundation to resist sagging over time. You can choose from the matching box spring, an adjustable foundation (if the mattress is compatible) or a bed frame that has the proper number of slats (check the mattress warranty for details).
Use a liquid resistant mattress protector.
Spills and stains can impact the integrity of the mattress fabric and foams. Severe spills can also cause the foams to collapse, making them prone to impressions which can cause discomfort. A liquid resistant mattress protector will help keep your mattress clean and healthy over time. Look for one made from breathable materials.
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Clean your mattress regularly.
Knowing how to clean a mattress can help you reduce dust and allergen build up. Regular vacuuming of the mattress using a handheld attachment during your regular cleaning cycles at home is an easy way to clean your mattress.
Take caution when considering how to wash the mattress in the event of accidental spills or stains. Saturating the foams and fibers with liquid cleaners and water can damage the foam. When needed, you can spot clean stains using warm water and a mild detergent. Then, let the surface dry completely before putting your sheets back on.
Rotate to even out wear over time.
Rotating is not required, but it can help even out normal wear over time. You can rotate your pillow top mattress as often as once per month, or less depending on your preference.
Take care when moving your mattress.
If you need to move your mattress to a new room, or a new house, be sure to measure the entryways to insure that your mattress can fit through without bending. Bending the mattress can cause damage and void the warranty. When possible, work with professional movers to insure that your mattress is transported without any damage.
Understand the mattress warranty.
Most of today’s mattress warranties protect against manufacturing defects, which will be clearly listed in the warranty brochure that comes with the mattress. Not caring for your mattress over time may cause damage that impacts the comfort and support of the mattress – but damage is most often not covered by warranty.
A new mattress is the centerpiece of a better night’s sleep. It’s important to protect your investment by following these simple tips, so you can experience optimal sleep comfort for years to come.
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