How Innkeeper Or Hotel Owner Protecting Mattress?

As an innkeeper or hotel owner, you cannot be too careful about protecting your mattresses from human contamination, bedbugs, dust mites, etc. So we always recommend good mattress hygiene by protecting your mattresses from bodily fluids, including blood, urine, perspiration.

All mattresses should have protection. Your guests will appreciate the cleanliness and protection of a cover when using the bed. It is important to have a zippered waterproof encasement for your mattresses and box springs for protection from bedbugs, dust mites and protection against spills, etc. These covers should be zippered (which will not need removing unless an unfortunate accident has leaked through). You should always protect your mattress with a mattress pad over the mattress encasement for comfort and extra protection. These can be washed and dried before dressing the bed for next use. It would be wise to have a few extra mattress pads for emergency situations.

If you have not covered your mattress with a waterproof mattress cover, and there is liquid on the mattress, we recommend using a towel to blot the liquid. Apply gentle pressure to absorb the liquid. Do not press the liquid into the mattress. If you must clean a stain, use mild soap with cold water and apply lightly! Don’t ever soak a mattress or foundation and don’t use dry cleaning fluid of any type on your mattress — these chemicals could damage some of the comfort and upholstery materials.

For general care, always flip and rotate the mattress. A two-sided mattress should be flipped and rotated regularly. Mattresses can be flipped in summer & again in winter. Single-sided mattresses should also be rotated, you should also rotate your box spring once a year.

Always use a bed frame with a rigid center support that supports the head, foot, sides and center of the mattress and box spring. If using bed slats with a mattress and box spring, use at least three rigid, no-slag slats.

If you have any questions or concerns about protecting your inn or hotel mattresses, please contact Tina at: [email protected] Learn more: Or Spring Home textile video channel:

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