How to Clean and Care for your Natural Latex Mattress
OK, so you've taking the plunge and bought an amazing Fawcett Natural Organic Mattress. Now, to ensure that your natural latex mattress lasts for a long time, it's important to take proper care of it. Here are some tips for properly caring for your natural latex mattress:
Use a Mattress Protector
To protect your mattress from spills, stains, and dirt, use a mattress protector. A mattress protector will also help to extend the life of your mattress by preventing the buildup of dust, dirt, and dead skin cells. Make sure to choose a protector that is breathable and doesn't trap moisture, as this can cause mold growth.
Rotate Your Mattress
Rotating your mattress every three to six months will help to prevent sagging and ensure that the mattress wears evenly. This is especially important during the first year of use, as the materials in the mattress settle and conform to your body. If you have a Model 1, Model 2 or Model 8 - bonus, you can flip and rotate your mattress. Model 9 toppers, and toppers in general, can also be flipped and rotated.
Avoid Jumping on the Mattress
Seems obvious, but hey, if you have children, you know. Jumping on the mattress may be fun, but it can damage the structure of the mattress and shorten its lifespan. Instead, use a sturdy step stool or ladder to get in and out of bed.
Clean Spills Immediately
If you spill something on your mattress, clean it up immediately to prevent the liquid from seeping into the foam. Use a damp cloth and a mild detergent to gently clean the affected area. Avoid using harsh chemicals, as they can damage the foam.
Vacuum Your Mattress
Vacuuming your mattress regularly will help to remove dust, dirt, and allergens that can accumulate over time. Use a soft-bristled brush attachment to gently clean the surface of the mattress. Be sure to vacuum both sides of the mattress.
Avoid Sunlight and Heat
Exposure to direct sunlight and heat can damage the natural latex foam in your mattress. Keep your mattress out of direct sunlight and away from heat sources like radiators and space heaters.
Prevent Mould Growth
Natural latex mattresses are resistant to mold and mildew, but they can still grow if the mattress is exposed to moisture. To prevent mold growth, make sure to keep your bedroom well-ventilated and use a dehumidifier if necessary. If you live in a humid climate, consider using a moisture-resistant mattress pad. A good purchase is a inexpensive humidity gauge, which can be obtained for about $10. Try and keep humidity below 60%.
Don't Use a Box Spring
Box springs can be OK, but often they do not provide an even support base. Natural latex mattresses are designed to be used with a solid foundation or slatted bed frame. Using a box spring can cause the mattress to sag and shorten its lifespan.
Avoid Using Chemical Cleaners
Avoid using chemical cleaners or solvents to clean your natural latex mattress. These can damage the foam and cause it to break down more quickly. Instead, use a mild detergent and water to clean the surface of the mattress.
In conclusion, caring for your Fawcett natural latex mattress is important to ensure that it lasts for many years. By following these tips, you can keep your mattress clean, prevent damage, and enjoy a comfortable and supportive sleep surface.