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It’s important to think of your new mattress and foundation as “sleep equipment” that needs to be cared for in order to ensure the best hygiene and performance. You should follow the mattress care instructions from the manufacturer of your mattress as the products vary greatly. However, in general it’s important to know about the following:
- Proper Installation: Make sure your new mattress set is installed in your home properly. Improper installation can damage your new sleep set. 1800Mattress.com strongly advises that you have the new mattress set professionally delivered and set up for you.
- Use a Protective Pad: A good quality, washable mattress pad is necessary to keep your set fresh and free from stains; it also protects the manufacturers warranty.
- Let it Breathe: If you detect a slight “new product” smell, leave the mattress and foundation uncovered and well ventilated for a few hours. A breath of fresh air should do the trick.
- Don’t Dry Clean: The chemicals in dry cleaning agents and spot removers may be harmful to the fabric or underlying materials. Vacuuming is the only recommended cleaning method. But if you’re determined to tackle a stain, use mild soap with cold water and apply lightly. Do not ever soak a mattress or foundation.
- Don’t Remove the Tag: Contrary to popular belief, it’s not actually illegal to remove the law tag, but the information on the label will serve as a means of identification should you have a warranty claim. Most manufacturers will not honor a warranty without these tags attached.
- No Boards, please: Never put a board between the mattress and foundation. It may enhance the sense of support for a while, but it will only make the problem worse over time. When any bed in your home reaches the “board stage,” it’s time to buy a new one.
- Out With The Old: Now that you’ve bought a new sleep set, it’s necessary to have your old bed removed and disposed of. Most retailers will bring it to the curb for you or place it in a designated area if you live in an apartment or condominium.
- Mattress Care Instructions: Body conformity is normal in quality mattresses. Your new sleep system is designed to conform to your body allowing you a comfortable, healthy night’s sleep. A bedding set will break in with the individual using it and become even more comfortable with use. If you notice some impressions, don’t worry, this means your mattress is conforming to your body.
1. To help minimize body impressions and to maximize comfort of your sleep set, we recommend that you rotate your mattress every two weeks in the first three months and thereafter, once every two months. By rotating your mattress the cushioning and insulation materials will be evenly and properly distributed.
2. Alternate rotation to vary head and foot positions each time you turn the mattress.
3. Use the handles to turn and reposition the mattress on the box spring only.
4. Do not use the handles to lift the entire weight of the mattress.
5. To avoid personal injury or damage to the mattress: Do not attempt to turn the mattress yourself.