Tempur-Pedic® Mattresses—Handle with Care
Hanover Insurance would like to advise its moving and storage policyholders about important information concerning the transportation and handling of Tempur-Pedic mattresses.
Tempur-Pedic mattresses are made with a
“visco-elastic” top layer that requires them to
be stored and handled carefully. When the
mattresses lie flat the foam tends to disperse
evenly but when placed on their sides the
viscous foam settles toward the bottom edge.
We’ve learned about Tempur-Pedic mattresses that were incorrectly placed in storage on their sides. The mattresses had to be replaced because the viscous foam settled along the edge and could not be restored.
Tempur-Pedic® mattresses should be packed, shipped and stored flat. The time that the mattresses are set on their sides should be kept to an absolute minimum.
Do not lean the mattresses during delivery and try to assemble the bed as soon as possible in the customer’s home.
It is also recommended that mattress cartons be used. They prevent the mattresses from being soiled and also provide support and protection.
Tempur-Pedic® mattresses should be listed as high value inventory with a statement that they must be shipped flat.
Consider Hanover’s Moving and Storage Advantage insurance to provide protection against loss or damage. Your Hanover Insurance agent can help you with this insurance need.
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