How to Care for Mattresses

Acquiring long-lasting mattresses in San Diego is not just about making a smart purchase. It is also important to take care of your mattress by supporting it with a good foundation, a great protector, and quality sheets. You can make your mattress last longer by maintaining the right accessories, keeping it clean, and rotating the surface to prevent fast wear and tear. 


What goes below your mattress?

No one likes to lay down in bed and slowly begin to sag to the ground. What’s the point of having a mattress if this begins to happen over time? You have three options to get the best support for your mattress. If your mattress is compatible, you can purchase an adjustable foundation. But if not, you can choose from a matching box spring or a bed frame with the right number of slats.

What goes on top of your mattress?

While it’s pretty fun to test out bare mattresses, it’s not smart to sleep on a bare mattress if you want to keep it clean for a long time. To ensure cleanliness, you will want to prevent spills and stains from impacting the mattress fabric and foams. If a really bad spill was to happen, the foams could collapse which would make your sleep much less comfortable. The solution to potential spills is a liquid resistant mattress protector that is made from breathable materials. This will keep your mattress in tip-top condition. It’s also important to get cool sheets for your mattress. It gets hot, so picking cool colored sheets, like white, will help prevent you from waking up in a pool of your own sweat. Breathable sheets are required to maintain a good body temperature in bed.

Make your mattress last.

There are three other things to keep in mind when buying a mattress. You should clean your mattress regularly, rotate your mattress, and be careful when moving your mattress. To clean your mattress, you need to strip off the bedsheets and use a handheld vacuum to remove dust, dirt, and hair. 

If an accidental spill gets past your mattress protector and stains or dampens your mattress, you need to be careful to just spot clean using warm water and a mild detergent rather than saturating the whole mattress in this solution. This will ensure the foam isn’t damaged by water and liquid cleaners. Before putting your protector and sheets back on, let the surface dry completely. 

Now, if you’re up for it, try rotating your mattress once a month to help even out the normal wear on your mattress. And finally, if you ever need to move your mattress to a new place, make sure you can move it without bending the surface. The potential damage of poorly handled move could void your existing warranty. If you don’t think you can do this yourself, hire professional movers to ensure a damage-free move. Trust us, it’s worth the cost.

Your mattress warranty.

While we wish that the insurances on mattresses covered every type of damage, this is simply not the case. Your warranty will only protect against manufacturing defects. This will be clearly listed in the mattress’s warranty brochure. Normal wear and tear to your mattresses may impact the comfort of your sleep, but will not result in the insurance replacing your mattress. 

You should protect your investment on mattresses by practicing good bed hygiene. Since this large purchase is the cornerstone to a good night’s sleep, you want to make sure that it can be used to its fullest potential.