If you are planning on moving to a new home, you will need to prepare your water bed for safe removal. Unlike a standard bed, the waterbed cannot be moved by simply hoisting the entire structure into the moving truck. This practice would be inefficient because a waterbed is heavy. Moreover, poor handling of a waterbed can cause damage, and you would lose your investment and comfort. Here are some simple tips to help you prepare the waterbed for removal.
Unplug the Heater
Waterbeds are designed and made with heaters incorporated into their primary structure. If these heating elements were absent, the bed would be cold and uncomfortable. When preparing your mattress for move from your home, you should remember to unplug the mattress heater as the first step. Then, you should leave the mattress as it is for some time, until the residue heat from the appliance dissipates. Remember, if the heater is still hot when the water is drained, it will scorch your mattress, causing damage.
Drain the Mattress
Once your heater cools, you can begin draining your mattress. It is important to perform this task early because some waterbeds will require a lot of time for full drainage. If you are uncertain out the duration needed for this task, you should contact your waterbed manufacturer or supplier for information. You should note that there are different methods for drainage for the various types of mattresses. You should check the recommended process for your product. Typically, tube type beds can be drained using a straight siphon method. Baffled beds with one layer of fibre should be drained using a suitable drain pump. If your baffled mattress has multiple layers of fibre, you should choose an electric pump for drainage.
Condition the Mattress
You should condition your mattress with an appropriate product if you are planning on storing the mattress after the move. Under ideal circumstances, you should wet vacuum the mattress to eliminate residual water after draining. Then, you should apply a suitable conditioner designed to prevent the growth of mildew and mould on the surfaces during the period of disuse. You should also use a vinyl cleaner on the external surface to preserve aesthetics and promote durability.
If you have an old bed in your current home, you should think about replacing it with a modern waterbed once you move to your new house. This choice will minimise your moving expenses and stress. Moreover, you will have an opportunity to purchase a waterbed with better features for optimal and long-term comfort.