Buying a new mattress is an important event in your life that can be just as exciting as it can be stressful. The stress comes from having to pay an usually important price tag that will poke a hole in your pocket. However, once your precious mattress will arrive at your place and you will finally get to sleep on it and enjoy all of its benefits, you will probably forget all about the charge on your credit card. One thing you shouldn’t forget about, however, is related to mattress maintenance and care for your new mattress. Don’t simply put it on your bed and forget about it. Learn what to do to take good care of it and you should be able to prolong its lifespan by a few years. Wouldn’t it be nice to be make the most of your investment for the next decade to come? These next few lines will shed some light on a few important maintenance aspects that often times go unnoticed by homeowners.
Tip #1: Buy Mattress Protection
We all tend to sweat during sleep, some more than others. Unfortunately, our mattress acts like a sponge, soaking up this moisture and eventually creating a thriving environment for dust mites. In a few months or a couple of years, you will have every chance of sleeping on a mattress soaked in a few liters of sweat, home to millions of dust mites. Since you cannot fit the mattress into your washing machine, there is nothing much you can do there. What you can do, however, is use a quality protector for your mattress, especially when it is still fresh out of the store. These protectors act like excellent shields against sweat, preventing it from penetrating your mattress and keeping other stains at bay as well. Invest in a reliable mattress protector and thank yourself later. Opt for a waterproof mattress protector so you can prevent liquid spills from leaving stains on your mattress.
Tip #2: Rotate Your Mattress
New mattresses need some time to break in, usually up to four weeks. So you are advised to start to rotate your mattress after the first month of use has passed. If you are dealing with a single-sided mattress, rotate it from end to end, every month for the first three months. After that, you can rotate it every three months. This should ensure a uniform level of wear to each of the sides, as well as an even adjustment of the sleep surface. These will help your mattress live longer. If possible, only use the handles to position the mattress, and not for lifting or carrying purposes.
Tip #3: Have Your Mattress Professionally Cleaned
If you do not have a waterproof mattress protector, or you do, but it didn’t seem of much help during the latest accident your pet had on your bed, you will need to handle the stains with great care. You could risk ending up with a stained mattress for the rest of its existence, so make sure you immediately treat the spills or stains with warm water and soap. Soak the stains in this mix and while trying not to oversaturate the fabric, or you will create a good growth environment for mold.
The mattress should be completely dry prior to placing the protector and sheets back on it. Use a hair dryer or leave your mattress sit in the sun for a few hours. If you are dealing with paint, makeup, or red wine stains, you may need to call in the experts. The ASAP Carpet Cleaners team specializes in the entire array of mattress cleaning services. We can assess any job no matter the size and requirements and recommend the best solutions. We only use environmentally-friendly cleaning agents and the safest techniques and modern equipment available today. We will steam clean your mattresses and leave them in pristine condition. We can eliminate all types of stains, no matter how stubborn, and we also offer deodorizing services that will leave your mattresses smelling fresh long after we are gone.
If you have several mattresses that require cleaning, get int ouch with us and we will provide you with a free price estimate and details on the type of work we do. We are happy to answer all of your questions and any concerns you may have. We vacuum and steam clean all types, sizes, and brands of mattresses. We can get you rid of deeply embedded dust, dirt, and dust mites – and you won’t have to lift a single finger for it. Feel free to get in touch with us today and we will set up an appointment at a time that is most convenient to you.
All in all, having your mattresses professionally cleaned as often as you can will prolong their life and significantly improve the quality of your sleep.