Stearns and Foster is a household name when it comes to quality, high-end mattresses. It’s no wonder that those who purchase a Stearns and Foster mattress do so for the long run. When you invest in your health and sleep quality by purchasing a top-notch mattress, you want to make sure you get the most out of your money by caring for it regularly. Below, we’ve compiled some tips and tricks to care for your Stearns and Foster mattress, whether you’ve just brought it home or had it for a while. It’s never too late to start taking the right steps to ensure your mattress lasts you for years to come.
One of the best tips to ensuring any mattress stays clean and protected from outer elements is to place a mattress cover or protector before you even begin to sleep on it. There are mattress covers available that resist bedbugs, stains, and bacteria so that you can rest assured you are sleeping on a clean bed every night. Stearns and Foster suggest caring for your mattress by using a mattress pad or cover to protect it from spills, dirt, and sweat. Remember also to regularly remove and wash your mattress cover as you would your bedding.
Regularly washing your linens, sheets, comforters, and pillowcases will help keep bacteria, sweat, and dirt from accumulating and embedding itself in your mattress. Mould, humidity, and bedbugs can all wreak havoc on your mattress regardless of how old it is. You should strive to wash your bedding in hot water once a week or at least every two weeks. Not only will your mattress stay in pristine condition, but you’ll also enjoy the comfort and smell of fresh bed sheets more often!
While we do not recommend that you wash or use liquids of any kind on your mattress (don’t get it wet), you should keep your bedding clean and use a protective cover or pad. You can clean your mattress by vacuuming the surfaces carefully and using a gentle soap and cold water on stains. Never scrub or use harsh chemicals so as to saturate the mattress; just lightly dab or blot stains until they are removed.
As with many other mattresses, Stearns and Foster suggest rotating your mattress periodically to maintain the structural integrity and prevent body impressions over long periods of time. Rotating your mattress will help to ensure even wear and prevent sagging. A good general rule is to rotate it every few months so that the pressure is evenly distributed.
In order to structurally maintain a quality mattress, you must use the right support intended for it. Stearns and Foster usually recommend using a low profile foundation or bed frame for their mattresses, with additional support in the centre. A low profile frame will help the bed from appearing too tall. Use a sturdy frame to prevent warping or sagging of the mattress.
Proper circulation and airflow to your mattress is paramount to keeping it in good condition. Using a slatted bed base can help increase airflow and breathability to the mattress while it is in use. If you clean your mattress, air it out properly before you use it again, and never wet it excessively with any liquids as dampness can foster bacteria and damage any mattress. Open doors and windows in your room occasionally to let air flow through all your bedding.
When moving house or simply moving your mattress to another room, make sure that you do so with at least one other person. Stearns and Foster mattresses can be heavy, so it would be best to err on the side of caution and have someone lend a helping hand. Carry the mattress on its side and take care not to bend any part of it, as this may cause damage.
Now that you know how to take care of your Stearns and Foster mattress, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t last you for many years. If you are unsure of how to care for any mattress, refer to the manufacturer’s guidelines for best practices. For more information on mattress care and our selection of Stearns and Foster mattresses, please call Mattressville at 905-212-7722 or contact us here. We take pride in our wide selection of mattresses and understand the importance of finding the right fit for your lifestyle and budget. Call us today to speak with our Sleep Consultants and get the rest you always deserved!