Mattress Care Tips: Give Your Mattress a Big “Thank You”

Posted on Monday Oct 20, 2014

adjustable air bed Taking steps to care for your mattress is not only a good investment, but it will make your sleep that much more enjoyable. In order to thank your mattress for its years of service, you need to take steps to properly care for it and maintain it in a good condition. Different beds call for different techniques when it comes to care. An adjustable bed differs from an traditional innerspring mattress when it comes to many things, but there are a few areas of care that help all kinds of mattresses.

Here are ten short and easy tips that can help you preserve your mattress in top-notch condition.

  • Purchase a padded mattress protector that prohibits spills and accidents from penetrating into the mattress.
  • Use your sweeper attachments to vacuum your mattress every month or so.
  • Flip your mattress, from headboard toward foot, at least twice a year to ensure proper mattress spring wear. Pillow top mattresses and adjustable beds should not be flipped, but can be rotated.
  • Rotate your mattress clockwise at least twice a year.
  • Clean spills immediately.
  • Wash all bedding and protector covers in hot water on a regular basis. This will help kill bacteria and prevent mite issues.
  • Prohibit bouncing and jumping on your mattress. This greatly affects the springs and can cause a variety of long-term mattress issues.
  • Keep your mattress aligned with your box springs. When a mattress is out of alignment with the box springs, it causes unneeded stress on the edges.
  • Disinfect your mattress on a regular basis. Normal household disinfectants work great.
  • Spot clean existing stains in order to neutralize odors and disinfect bacteria.

Taking the above steps can help to lengthen the service of your existing mattress and provide a better sleeping experience. Caring for your mattress can also help with allergies by limiting dust and dirt. When you properly clean and disinfect your mattress, you are taking the necessary steps to help limit your exposure to potentially harmful bacteria and dust mites. Develop a regular mattress cleaning and maintenance schedule and you’ll reap the benefits in the long run.

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