We all know that buying a mattress can be a significant financial investment. We also know that a mattress is crucial to our overall health. With this in mind, it is important we know how to take care of our mattress and in turn take care of our health.
- Beat it. Grab a broom handle and beat the surface of the mattress. If you have a mattress topper, take it outside and do it there, then let it rest and air out.
- Vacuum it. Make it a regular thing to vacuum your mattress when you clean the room. You’ll want to eliminate as much dust as possible. Remove all the sheets from the mattress, and then vacuum the outer surface of the mattress and pillow top with a hose attachment.
- Flip it. In the case of a double sided pillow top, flip the mattress every now and then, at least a couple of times a year to help the inner structure of the mattress re-assume its original form and keep the mattress fresh and responsive.
- Air it out.If you have a mattress topper, take it outside and hang it on a clothesline, let it air out and stay in the sun to freshen up. You can’t dry clean or soak your mattress or topper to clean it, so this is a good way to say goodbye to any built up dust.
- Sponge it:if ever you need to get rid of stains on a mattress, only use a sponge dipped in warm water and soap. Scrub gently, then pat dry with a clean towel. Do not soak the mattress! Don’t use a dish washing liquid or other detergent, and don’t scrub the mattress with a brush.
Other Important things to consider
- Purchase a sleep set instead of mattress only: The matching box spring works with the mattress to provide the correct support. Note that in some instances if suitable box spring is not used, the mattress could be deemed void of warranty, may lead to early damage and be counterproductive to good sleep.
- Make sure you provide good support for yourmattress: A sturdy bed frame will do the trick. For larger mattresses like queen and king sized mattresses, the centre of the bed frame needs to be supportive as well to avoid bowing or sagging of the mattress in the middle.
- Use a protective pad or topper for your mattress: A good quality, washable mattress pad is a must to keep your set fresh, dry and free from stains like a pro. There are waterproof pads available for small children.
- Keep your Mattress clean and dry: We recommend you place a quality washable mattress protector over the mattress. Vacuum the mattress regularly, to prevent dust from settling.
- Check legs and castors: After 4-6 weeks of buying your new box springs or bed frame the whole system will have settled. The legs may need to be tightened to adjust to the settling, as loose legs will damage the base frame. Check the bed frame every 6 months and tighten if necessary.
- Keep the tag: The information on the label will serve as a means of identification should you have a warranty claim.
- Don’t bend, fold, drag or drop:Unless a mattress or box spring is made entirely of soft material (like full memory foam), or is specially built for folding, it probably has a border wire inside that is not meant to be bent. Don’t jump or walk on your mattress.
Take care of your health by taking care of your mattress.