Mattresses are not inexpensive, but they are necessary for any facility that provides lodgings. Whether you’re in the hospitality industry, you outfit dorms or camps with furniture, or you manage facilities that house employees, you need to provide safe and comfortable beds for guests or workers to sleep on.
Of course, you don’t want to have to replace mattresses frequently, which means you need to care for them properly in order to ensure longevity. Once you’ve chosen suitable institutional foam mattresses, your next step is to focus on mattress care. How can you get the greatest use value from every mattress? Here are a few best practices to subscribe to when it comes to mattress care.
Preventive Mattress Care
One of the best ways to preserve your mattresses is to take measures to prevent wear and damage. This begins with selecting a sturdy base on which to place your mattress, such as heavy-duty bunk bed frames. With metal construction, industrial-strength wire mesh, and box section cross members for added support, industrial metal bunk beds are designed to accommodate full-size adults and support up to 500 pounds per platform, which means they’ll also support and lengthen the life of your mattresses.
If you want to avoid common issues like mold, mildew, and pests, it’s essential to get your mattresses up off the floor. However, you also need ample support to keep your mattresses from bending, bulging, or warping prematurely. The right bed frame can solve all of these issues and ensure safety and comfort for guests.
You should also outfit your industrial foam mattresses with mattress covers. The right cover will offer waterproofing, pest resistance, and hypoallergenic properties, as well as a soft, satin-like feel that doesn’t crinkle and make noise when guests are trying to sleep. Even better, however, proper covers provide easy cleaning potential since they can be wiped down with warm water or simply tossed in the washing machine.
Proper Mattress Cleaning
As you probably know, mattresses can get dirty over time, absorbing oils from human skin and collecting dust and dander from sleepers and the environment. Good mattress covers can go a long way toward protect your mattresses from harmful particulates, but you still need to clean the mattresses themselves periodically.
This could be as easy as vacuuming mattresses regularly, but you may also want to clean stains by spritzing with a solution of one part fabric cleaner to two parts water, blotting, and then allowing the area to dry. If odors are an issue, you can sprinkle the mattress with baking soda, let it sit for a while, and then vacuum it up.
Frequent and Consistent Mattress Care
If you want to ensure the greatest longevity, frequent and consistent mattress care is a must. You can start with a regular schedule for vacuuming your mattresses and washing covers. From there, you should also rotate your mattresses every three months to encourage even wear. It is generally recommended that you don’t flip a foam mattress, but regular rotation will definitely help to extend the usable life of every mattress.
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