Easy-Care Tips to Help Preserve Your Mattress

A good night’s sleep starts with a good mattress. Since we spend one-third of our lives in them, our beds deserve proper care. They’ll repay us with a clean healthy place to sleep.

Proper care will keep your mattress in good condition. The following easy-care tips will help you get the best out of your bed during its natural life.

Frame it Right

Just as our bodies need the support of a good mattress, mattresses need a proper place to rest. Although a foam mattress does not require a box spring, it still requires a flat surfaced foundation. A good mattress must be matched with an equally good, strong and stable foundation in order for it to retain its support and shape. Please consult our sales personnel to see which foundation best complements the mattress of your choice.

Use Protection

Sweet dreams are the goal, but accidents happen. Protect mattresses from messy mishaps with mattress pads (for example, a FOAMITE Healthguard mattress protector). They’ll absorb moisture and spills before they soak through to the mattress.

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Regular vacuuming will keep mattresses clean and fresh. Remove all bedding from the mattress, then use the upholstery brush to vacuum the top surface and sides of the mattress. Vacuuming removes dust and skin flakes. Vacuum mattresses thoroughly seasonally.

Clean Stains Safely

If a stain does occur, use an upholstery shampoo as directed to remove it. An alternative cleaner, recommended for use on mattresses, is called “dry suds.” Create them by placing about 1/4 cup of liquid dishwashing detergent in a small mixer bowl. Turn the mixer on, and add a few teaspoons of water, a teaspoon at a time. Stand back! The bowl will quickly fill with foam. Scrape the top layer of foam into a small bowl, and take it to the mattress. Rub the stained area gently with the foam, using a sponge or a soft brush, being sure not to wet the padding beneath. Leave the mattress exposed until it is thoroughly dry before replacing the bedding.

Send Sparky to Other Quarters

Pet dander is an allergen for many, and pets shed fur and skin cells, too, promoting a bacteria build up. Banish Sparky from the bedroom at night, and make it up to him with extra walks in the morning — after a good night’s sleep.

Wash Bedding Often, in Hot Water

Temperatures of 130 degrees Fahrenheit are required to kill bacteria. Bacteria can and will survive cold water washing. Wash sheets and pillowcases weekly. Also give pillows, comforters, and blankets a trip to the washer every month to six weeks.

Foamite Mattresses are guaranteed to last. By following a few simple steps it will keep your mattress clean and well supported for many years to come. It will also come in handy in case we need to re-work your mattress based on your changing needs.


R.C. (Bob) Dimas

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R.C. (Bob) Dimas Profile

Bob has been in the comfort business, as the founder and CEO of Foamite, since 1988. Foamite is a foam and mattress manufacturer that is located in Toronto with its head office factory location in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. Foam, sleep and comfort can be very technical, scientific and complicated but it does not have to be that way. Let us break it down for you and help you choose the right foam grades for your sitting or sleeping requirements. Thank you for reading. Now, let us make your bed.
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