Once you’ve invested in the best mattress, chances are you expect it to provide comfortable sleep it for many years. Well, guess what, while the average mattress is designed to last anywhere from five to ten years or more, the way it is maintained can shorten or lengthen your bed’s lifespan. So, some mattress cleaning and maintenance can go a long way in keeping your mattress in good shape for years to come. In this blog, Safari Mattresses will take you around some essential tips that can help you in making your mattresses last loooooonger. OK, not that longer.
Use a mattress protector from the beginning.
A good, quality mattress protector offers waterproof protection to guard against spills and accidents, and they also reduce the amount of dust, debris, and dirt that make it into your bed. This helps protect the materials inside your bed from damage, keeps skin oils and sweat off the bed, and reduces the build-up of allergens like mold and dust mites. A protector also makes cleanups a snap when accidents do happen, and many newer types feel just as comfortable as a fitted sheet.
Wash bed linens regularly for mattress odor removal.
When you sleep, you shed sweat, oils, hair, and skin cells. Eating in bed also leaves behind crumbs, and pets can track all sorts of things. In addition to getting yucky, all of this can get into mattress layers, breeding bacteria and encouraging dust mites. Bed sheets and blankets should ideally be washed every week to every two weeks according to most cleaning experts. Even when using a mattress protector, it’s still important to keep linens clean. The mattress protector should also be washed occasionally according to a manufacturer’s directions or can use baking soda for odors.
Get pets in separate beds to snuggle in.
Speaking of stuff in your sheets, it is better to give pets their own designated beds rather than letting them cuddle up on your mattress. Even well-groomed pets walk outside, drool and shed hair and cells just like people, and all that winds up in your bed. You may consider deodorizing a mattress.
Rotate the mattress regularly.
Every type of mattress benefits from being rotated regularly, no matter the material or the size. Some manufacturers say it is not necessary, but rotating helps promote more even wear, while not rotating makes depressions and softening more likely. Every two to six months rotate the mattress 180 degrees from head to foot. This is particularly important in the first couple of years as you are breaking into the mattress.
Take care when moving your mattress.
When you move, protect your mattress from damage by encasing it in plastic and avoiding bending or folding. Moving and box stores often carry heavy-duty mattress bags that can be secured with tape to keep dirt and water off the bed, and these also prevent scuffs and scratches. Generally, when moving a mattress, it’s also best to keep them upright on their sides so they don’t crease and you don’t end up wasting an hour in fixing mattress sag. For covers with handles, manufacturers typically suggest not using them to move or drag the mattress.
Mattress lifespan depends on many factors, but following these best practices can help in increasing the lifespan of mattress. Reach out to us for good-quality mattresses now!