Taking Care of your Mattresses
The secret to getting good sleep is having a good mattress and maintaining it in a good condition always.
Here are a few tips that will help you take care of them.
What type of a mattress do you have?
Mattresses are of two types: single-sided and double-sided. Single-sided mattresses are designed to be used on one side only. They must be rotated from end to end only, every 2 weeks for the first 4 months then 3 monthly thereafter.
A double sided mattress should be rotated from end to end every time.
How do you fold it?
“Working with one person on each long side of the bed, grab onto the handles and turn the mattress perpendicular to the box spring. Then slide the mattress partially off one side, bringing the end that was at the foot of the bed up, and let the other end fall to the floor so the mattress is standing on one end. Then simply let if fall back on to the bed and turn it back into place, with the end that was the foot now at the head.”
Here are certain do’s and don’ts on mattress maintenance.
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.
Treat spills and stains as soon as possible. Gently scrape away any soil and mop away liquid from the fabric. Use warm soapy water as a general cleaning agent to remove the residue of a spill. First test the cleaner in an inconspicuous area. Don’t saturate the fabric or interior with water or other cleaning liquid. Don’t use dishwashing or laundry detergents or scrub with a brush. Dry thoroughly in shade, away from direct heat.
Don’t transport your mattress on vehicle roof racks or unsupported in any way: Never tie your mattress too tightly when securing it, as this may cause irreparable damage.
Never fold or bend your mattress: Treat it like any other piece of fine furniture. Don’t stand or jump on it, bend the corners or kneel on the edges.
Your mattress may have handles, but never use them to support the full weight of the mattress: Handles are designed to help position the mattress on the base.
Don’t neglect your new mattress by using it on an old, unmatched base system: A mattress will last longer and feel more comfortable when used with the correctly matching base.
Don’t risk back injury: You could risk injury to your back by turning the mattress yourself. Always ask someone to help you.
That’s all folks!
If you wish to know all about maintenance of bed linen, do wait for our next blog!