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4 Tips To Protect The Condition Of Your New Mattress

So many people go years before buying the mattress that they've needed for so very long. Once you make the investment, you want to do everything in your power to protect the new mattress. Here, you'll find a few tips that'll help protect the mattress's new condition and keep it that way as long as possible.

Solid Foundation                             

Not everyone invests in new box springs or a new frame that will fully support the new mattress. If your old bed has failing supports or box springs that have broken boards or squeaking springs, it's time to invest in a new foundation for the bed.

Not every style of bed requires the use of box springs, so you might not actually need them. To use a mattress without a box spring, the bed must have a fully supported frame – meaning slats going across the entirety of the base. There cannot be any gaps between the slats or it will cause the mattress to sag in some areas and could potentially cause premature breaking of internal springs.

Buy a Mattress Cover

If you have kids, pets, or maybe a partner that tends to spill things, have accidents, or shed all over your bed, you'll want to invest in a quality mattress cover. Some mattress covers are designed to prevent dust mites from penetrating the mattress, but do not provide any protection against moisture. If moisture is a concern, like bedwetting little kids sharing your bed, then opt for the waterproof mattress cover. These covers will prevent body sweat, urine, and other spills from penetrating the mattress and causing odors and possibly mold issues in the future.

Vacuum Often

Even with a good mattress cover, the mattress will need to be vacuumed from time to time. Just use your vacuum with an upholstery attachment to suck the loose dirt off of the surface between sheet changes. This will help minimize odors and extend the life of the mattress extensively.

Consider a Murphy Bed

If your bedroom is the one place where you can keep the dogs when you're not at home, consider investing in a Murphy bed – the type of bed that folds up into the wall when it's not in use. This way, when you leave, you can simply fold the bed up in the wall and you won't have to worry about any dog damage while you're away.

Your new mattress can last you many, many years before needing to be replaced. Just take proper care of it and it will serve your needs for the foreseeable future.