Take good care of your mattress or it may not last as long as you’d like. Follow our tips for routine maintenance of your bed.
Even the best mattress brand can have a reduced life if it doesn’t receive the proper care. A mattress can last for 10 to 20 years, which makes good care important. Here’s what you need to know.
Keep Your Mattress Clean
It’s critical to use a mattress pad to protect against stains and provide a healthier sleeping environment. Mattress pads can stop mold, fungi, dust mites, bed bugs and other threats from taking hold in your mattress.
Turn Your Mattress
Unless otherwise advised by the manufacturer, all mattresses need to be turned side to side and flipped end to end four times a year to ensure even wear.
Let Your Mattress Breathe
Similar to other new items, a mattress may have a lingering scent from manufacturing. Remove the packaging and let the mattress air out for a while. If you can, open a window and turn on a fan to speed up the process and increase ventilation.
Check the Warranty
Take the time to thoroughly read your mattress warranty before making a purchase. There may be recommendations for care and stipulations that may void the warranty. You may also need to buy the matching box spring to ensure that the warranty covers the mattress.