Properly caring for your mattress is important, not only to extend the life of your mattress but also to protect your investment. We’ve previously discussed tips on maintenance, but let’s take that one step further and look at what they can do and a few reasons why a mattress protector specifically is a good idea.
Help keep your mattress clean
Many people will automatically associate a mattress protector with wetting the bed and decide they don’t need it. If you think about it though, human bodies are pretty gross. We produce oil from our skin. We all perspire at night. We all shed dead skin. Some of us wear makeup. That doesn’t even include other “activities” that may leave wet spots or an accident if someone happens to get sick. All of these can soak through your sheets and into the mattress; once a little gets in, it can be impossible to get it back out and can provide a breeding ground for more gross things like mold.
Help protect the warranty
If a mattress is stained, the warranty is void. Even if the stain has nothing to do with the warranty issue, it still voids the warranty. Stained mattresses are unsanitary, and no company wants to return those to the warehouse for a warranty claim.
Keeps your mattress feeling “like new” for longer
Perspiration (or any moisture, like spilling a drink) will wear down the foams in the mattress, shortening the life of your mattress. Think of it as a kitchen sponge after too many uses. Even if only a little moisture gets through, after years of every night use that adds up. You will need to replace your mattress more quickly without the protector.
Helps prevent dust mite allergies from acting up
Dust mite allergies are very common and can lead to issues such as sneezing, runny nose, wheezing, and shortness of breath. A protector can be more easily removed from your mattress and cleaned, leaving less dead skin available for dust mites to feed on. This will also help keep down the amount of dirt, dust, and insect parts your bed may accumulate.
Defense against bed bugs
As if the idea of dust mites aren’t enough, there is also the possibility of bed bugs to think about. There is no guaranteed way to completely prevent bed bugs due to their method of travel, but a mattress protector can help. A properly designed encasement can keep bed bugs from getting into the mattress or box spring. They can only get on the surface of the encasement where they are easy to spot and remove.
BoxDrop Corpus Christi offers protective covers as well as some of the most affordable mattresses in Corpus Christi in the event you find yourself needing a new mattress. Call us at (361) 876-4445 to set up a consultation with our supportive staff or visit us during regular business hours in-store located at 1251 Nile Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas.