Friday, March 16, 2018

Protect Your Investment with These Helpful Mattress Maintenance Tips

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Are you in the market for a new mattress? At Ivan Smith Furniture, you will find premium mattresses from industry-leading brands, like Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, Serta, and more. We believe that everyone deserves a good night’s sleep, which is why we strive to provide our customers with superior quality products at conveniently low prices. Whether you are looking for an innerspring, memory foam, or even a hybrid mattress, you can expect every one of our products to provide you with comfort and support for years to come. To ensure that you are getting the longest life from your mattress, review some of our simple mattress maintenance tips below.

Use Your Mattress Set Exclusively for Sleeping

This may seem like a no-brainer, but it is important to remember that your mattress was made specifically for sleeping. While it may be tempting at times to use your mattress as a couch, a chair, or even a trampoline, using it for anything beyond sleeping may cause it to wear down well before its time. When you use your mattress for certain activities, such as sitting or jumping, it puts your mattress under a large amount of direct pressure. While our mattresses are all exceptionally strong and durable, they were designed to support weight that is more evenly distributed. When you put too much direct pressure in one specific spot, it can cause your mattress to become dented or misshapen. 

Regularly Clean Your Mattress Set

While most people realize that they need to regularly clean their bedding, many don’t realize that they need to clean their mattress set as well. About once or twice a month, you should remove all your bedding and inspect your mattress. If you notice any spots or stains, treat the area with a mild solution of soap and water. You should also vacuum the surface and seams of your mattress set to remove any dust or debris. To take your mattress cleaning to the next level, you may even want to sprinkle your mattress with a bit of baking soda before vacuuming. This will remove any odors and leave your mattress smelling nice and clean.

Air Out Your Mattress a Few Times a Week

Believe it or not, leaving your bed unmade can actually increase your mattress’ lifespan. That is because your mattress accumulates moisture every night, and when you make your bed, that keeps the moisture locked in. Excessive moisture is known to attract dust mites, and it could even lead to mold and mildew problems over time. To minimize humidity and moisture accumulation, we recommend that you air out your mattress at least a few times a week. When airing out your mattress, remove your bedding and open any blinds or window shades, allowing your mattress to be exposed to direct sunlight. The warm sunlight will wick away moisture, leaving your mattress fresh and dry.  

Make Sure Your Mattress Has Proper Support

Every mattress requires some type of support, whether you are using an innerspring mattress set or a memory foam mattress. Without sufficient support, your mattress may sag or bend under your weight, which will cause it to wear out well before its time. While innerspring mattresses require a mattress foundation or box spring, many memory foam mattresses can be sufficiently supported by the wooden slats on a platform bed. If you are unsure which type of support your mattress needs, feel free to ask one of the professionals at our furniture and mattress store.

We hope these simple mattress maintenance tips will help you take better care of your mattress, in the present as well as the future. If you have any questions or would like to browse our mattress selection, we encourage you to stop by Ivan Smith Furniture today. You can visit us in De Ridder, LA or at any one of our furniture and mattress stores located throughout the Southern US.