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Mattress Care

Receiving a new mattress

Once your mattress is delivered, air the mattress for at least 4 hours to remove any storage odours.


Rotate Regularly

Rotate every 2 – 3 months, to ensure the pressure is spread evenly on the different set of springs. This will prevent focusing pressure on a singular area, which in turn, prevents your mattress from sagging.

Mattresses which can be flipped should also be flipped every once in a while.


Cleanliness

Mattresses come clean, but the rest is up to you. Here are some ways to keep your mattress safe for sleeping on:

Change bed linens frequently

Ideally, bed linens should be changed once every week to a fortnight. We all perspire when we sleep, so having fresh sheets gives you a chance to air your mattress, and to reduce chances for bacteria to breed.  Vacuuming regularly will also help reduce remnants of dirt and/or dead skin left over after removing the covers.

Spills/Dirt on the mattress

Use mattress protectors as an added security layer under your bed linens. For spills on mattresses without removable covers, a mixture of water and baking soda (on a 1:1 ratio) applied with a soft brush can help. Dry using hair dryer with distance of 20cm from the surface, but be careful not to use high heat as this can compromise other materials (such as foam, etc.).

Wash mattress covers

ScanKomfort's Germany-made mattresses come with removable covers for easy maintenance. Put them in your washing machine once in a while, with mild detergent and water up to 60 degrees Celsius. These covers are also dryer safe.

Avoid lying down on the bed immediately after showers, or when perspiring

Moisture from the body could encourage bacterial growth.

Strictly no smoking, drinking or eating on the bed

Smoke and food particles can slip through bed linens and get trapped in the mattress. This can encourage the growth of bacteria, the presence of pests, and even long-lasting odours.

Sun your mattress

Occasional sunlight helps to kill bacteria and remove any excess moisture in the mattress. This is especially true for mattresses that are used in air-conditioned rooms, as condensation can build up once the air-conditioner is switched off.

Keep your room well-ventilated

Encourage ventilation in your room to avoid the build-up of odours and moisture. Moisture can also be reduced using charcoal or other anti-moisture agents.

Good habits for a longer lasting mattress

Avoid sitting on the edge of the mattress.

This is to prevent uneven distribution of weight and pressure on your mattress, that can cause some springs to wear out quicker than others.

No jumping on the bed.

Repeated point pressure applied in excess can compromise the integrity of the internal support of your mattress. It can also damage your bed frame.

Don't drag your mattress.

Mattresses may have to be moved during cleaning, or during a change of linens. Remember not to drag your mattress as this can damage its upholstery, which also serves to protect its inner structure.

Don't store your mattress on its narrow side.

If you won't be using your mattress for a while, avoid propping it up against the wall on its narrow side. This creates uneven pressure, especially for pocketed spring mattresses.