Mattress Care Tips
Mattress Care Tips
To Prolong The Life Of Your Mattress And Control Dust Mite Allergens
- Turn your mattress regularly to help prevent unsightly and uncomfortable sagging springs. Be sure to flip both vertically and horizontally.
- Provide Support. Old, busted foundations and box spring sets may not be firm enough to provide adequate support for a high-quality bed. When you replace your bedding, also consider replacing your foundation. If you have a queen or king size mattress they require a frame with a center support.
- Invest in a Bedding Pad: A quality washable mattress will bear the brunt of your weight and use of the mattress, which will help reduce the wear and tear on your mattress. Mattress pads will also catch stains before they reach your mattress. Replacing a stained mattress pad is much less expensive and much more convenient than replacing a quality bed. Wash the mattress pad at least once a month.
- Keep Jumping to the Trampoline: Although it’s tempting, avoid jumping on the beds and avoid letting others jump on the bed. Mattresses are not designed to withstand the weight of a person jumping on the bed
- Do not use the handles to support the full weight of the mattress. Typically, handles are designed to help you position the mattress over the foundation. If used improperly, handles may pull out and damage the fabric.
- Regularly clean your mattress to remove dust mites and allergens. For allergy sufferers this could be as often as every 6 months. If you live in Fort Wayne/Allen County call Referral Cleaning & Restoration at 260-483-4383 to schedule an appointment.
- Wash bedding weekly in hot water and dry in a hot dryer.
- Cover mattresses, box springs and pillows in airtight, zippered plastic or allergen proof fabric covers.
- Replace your pillow. An old pillow can contain up to 20 percent of its weight in dead dust mites, dust mite body parts and their fecal matter. Pillows should be replaced every six months according to Robert Oexman, DC, director of the Sleep to Live Institute and at the very least within two years.