Replacing your mattress can be an expensive proposition, one that you should only have to do every 8 to 10 years. But you have to take care of your new mattress if you want it to last. When buying mattresses in Knoxville, here are our tips for making sure you’re taking good care of your new purchase.
- From Day One
Since replacing your mattress involves installing it in your home, having it installed correctly is the first step in making it last. The mattress and boxspring need to be placed on a good solid frame with at least a center post to help provide more support.
- Keep Away from the Edge
A good mattress has a solid edge support. Try not to constantly sit on the same spot as, over time, this will cause the edge to sag. It can also cause excessive premature wear to the outer materials, much like the worn spot on your couch because you sit in the same spot all the time.
- Time to Rotate
While most new mattresses no longer require being “flipped” due to their having different surfaces on the top and bottom, they still should not be left in the same place. Today’s mattresses need to be rotated approximately every three months to help prevent sagging. The same applies to the foundation or box springs.
- Protect Your Warranty and Yourself
Not only will spills and stains ruin the look of your mattress, but they could void the warranty. They can also lead to a buildup of microbes that affect your health and force you to replace your mattress early. Save yourself by protecting your mattress with a mattress protector.
- Leave That Tag!
For decades many of us labored under the idea that the tag on the mattress with a label that says, “Do Not Remove Under Penalty of Law!” meant we could never remove the label. Of course, this is not the case, but in the event you should have a warranty claim, you MUST have this label. If not, you may find yourself buying mattresses in Knoxville that you could have gotten for far less under the warranty terms of the original mattress.
- Keep Your Mattress Clean
Your mattress picks up dust, dirt, dead skin, and other bodily byproducts over the course of time. You should run the vacuum cleaner over the entire outer surfaces of your mattress every time you change the sheets. If there is a spill or stain, clean it gently with soapy water and a soft cloth. Since moisture is a breeding ground for mold, be sure you give your mattress time to dry completely before putting the bed covers back on it. If your mattress has a slight “body” odor to it, lightly sprinkle baking soda on it and let it sit for 20 minutes and then clean it up with the vacuum cleaner.
Buying Mattresses in Knoxville
Taking the few minutes out of your day to care for your mattress from the moment it is delivered is the best way to make sure you won’t be replacing your mattress before its time is up. If the time has come to replace your old mattress with a top-quality replacement from Sealy, Stearns & Foster, Tempur-Pedic, or our Bed’r Mattress brand, visit one of our stores in Knoxville today and let us help you start sleeping better as early as tonight.