A set of high quality mattress can be a big household expenditure but if it is looked after carefully, it ought to provide you with comfortable sleep every night for as long as 10 or 20 years. There are simple tips that can be followed to prolong the longevity of your $8,000 dollar mattress with advanced material technology such as individualized air chambers, thermostat controlled water bags, hypo allergic padding etc.
Most mattresses are damaged by doing things that should not be done on any beds, such as drinking and eating meals there. Luckily, there are also some remediation steps when you get careless and mistreat your pricey bed. These will help you avoid the painful consequences of having to throw away an expensive household item and getting negative thoughts such as vowing to only buying cheap mattresses in future such that neither your wallet or heart will suffer again when anything happen to them.
To take proper care of your new luxury mattress from either accidental drink spillage or normal daily wear and tear, the first thing you need to buy immediately is a good mattress protector that is laid on top of the mattress. The number one enemy of mattresses is actually moisture, which leads to mold and fungal growth as well as a load of other bacteria and microbes infestations.
The mattress protector helps to bear the grunt of such accidental abuses by forming a barrier between your mattress and the sources of external moisture. The costs for bedding ensembles and mattress protectors are pretty much insignificant compared to your luxury quality mattress and can be replaced without batting an eyelid when they get wet, dirty or torn.
In the unfortunate event whereby moisture gets into the mattress, how fast you perform mold remediation directly determines how much damage you can avoid. Firstly, wipe off any remaining fluid on the mattress surface with an absorbent cloth as soon as possible. Next, use a magic fabric cleaner thoroughly on all affected areas to avoid ugly stains, especially when red wine, coffee or pasta sauce is spilled.
After you have done all you can to minimize the stains, point a fan at the wet areas to dry them up. Do not use a hair dryer because some mattress materials cannot withstand high heat and you may end up with deformed areas. Finally, pour some baking soda or sodium bicarbonate over the stains and leave them there for at least 12 hours. This will help remove smells and odors caused by the drink spillage.
You need to do everything that helps to dry your expensive mattress, because once fungal growth sets in, rot and mold damage will slowly but surely destroy it. If these sound too tedious, that is why cheaper beds have a place in some homes. Simple latex or foam mattresses without complicated internal constructions can handle more of such spillages and abuses. For example, there are no metal springs that can be corroded by sweat which leads to rust and eventual breakage. If a mattress protector sounds too expensive for cheaper mattresses, a simple way to avoid sweat moisture accumulation is to air your mattress regularly. A simple trick from is to flip your mattress regularly so that you sleep on both sides of the mattress. This only works if your bed frame is open underneath, such that the mattress side on the bottom gets to be aired and moisture can be released. Do not do this if you are using a completely sealed off bed frame, box spring or just putting the mattress on the floor directly.