Part of the appeal of a Murphy bed is the low amount of upkeep that they require. However, there are a few small things you can do to keep them going strong and looking fresh well into the future. Here are some of the must-dos for maintaining your Murphy bed..
Wooden Wall Fixtures
The wooden fixtures surrounding your wall bed are an important thing to maintain, especially if you live in a climate with less humidity. This is because dry air in your home will wreak havoc on any wooden surface. Consider a humidifier or a regular wipe down with a non-toxic spray if this is the case for your home, but make sure your wooden fixtures don’t stay wet! Also try to avoid direct sunlight on your wall bed, as this could cause drying and cracking in the wood. You’ll also want to keep everything dust-free, which can be done in one step when you wipe down your wall bed as mentioned previously.
Maintain Your Mechanisms
Wall beds are not the most mechanically complex things out there, but they may operate via a combination of springs, bolts, hinges, and sliders. It’s important to give these vital structures a once-over from time to time. Tighten any loose bolts and look for anything that seems out of place. It’s also a good idea to keep your owner’s manual handy to make sure everything looks right. Removing anything blocking your sliders and hinges, and make sure to check the tension on any springs your bed may have. You can always contact us at Closet & Storage Concepts Nevada to make sure everything is working as it should.
Make Up Your Mattress
Regular maintenance of your mattress and linens mostly comes down to keeping things smelling nice and making sure that no moisture gets trapped in the wall when your bed is stored. Make sure your bedding is nice and dry before putting it back on, and check on your bed for off smells occasionally if you are storing it for a prolonged period. Storing your bed with a scent freshener can keep things nice and fresh for extended storage. Flip your mattress every few months to stop it from packing down too much, and spot clean any messes from use.
No matter which wall bed you choose to buy, these maintenance tips are sure to come in handy and will keep your bed looking amazing for years to come. Our experts here at Closet & Storage Concepts Nevada are here to help you with any questions you may have about maintenance, so don’t be afraid to give us a call today for a FREE in-home consultation.