Sleep is crucial for our physical and mental health, which is why it’s so important to take the necessary steps to ensure that you are getting the rest your body needs. It’s crucial to understand that, no matter how many new bed sets or pillows you buy, your sleep quality will always be determined by the state of your mattress.

The thing is, pillows and comfy covers definitely heighten the sleeping experience, but if you are dealing with an old mattress that just isn’t cutting it anymore, you are only hurting yourself by not getting rid of it and trading it in for a new one that provides the support you need.

The thing is, when you finally decide to get rid of your mattress, you can’t just put it out on the curb. For a variety of environmental reasons, it isn’t acceptable for curbside pick-up — which means you will need professional services to get rid of your mattress.

Don’t put it off — enlist the help of our mattress removal services.

Capital Junk is a full-service junk removal company that will not only make room for your new mattress but will ensure that your old mattress is disposed of responsibly.

We are a green company that knows that you can actually recycle 95 percent of the materials found in mattresses. We work hard to make sure that none of your items get sentenced to a landfill before their materials are identified to be re-used, recycled or donated as appropriate.

We will remove bed frames, box springs, beds, mattresses — you name it! We are happy to provide garbage removal help in your area to ensure that all of your unwanted items are treated and disposed of adequately.

Old mattresses can take a negative toll on physical health. They don’t support the developing bodies of children and definitely don’t provide support to your changing body as you age.

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It’s key to get rid of your mattress when it reaches the end of its lifespan. There are a variety of warning signs that indicate that it’s time to swap out your old one for a new one. Schedule your mattress removal when you notice these warning signs:

1: You’re Waking Up Sore

Waking up feeling sore or numb is a telling sign that your mattress has run its course. Over time your mattress will soften and lose its ability to support key areas like your lower back, neck and hips. If you find that you are dealing with aches and pains every morning, it’s time to make a change.

If your bed frame is also not doing its job, Capital Junk is happy to provide furniture removal help so that you can get rid of your bed frame and worn out mattress all in one go!

We offer full-service junk removal to ensure that your process is as easy as possible.

2: You’ve Had It for Over 7 Years

According to The Better Sleep Council, 70 percent of old mattresses are used longer than they should be.

The lifespan of your mattress depends on its quality and how often it gets used. However, the rule of thumb is to change your mattress every seven years.

It’s important to think about how much a body can change in a few years. To be well rested, your body requires that much more support as your body ages.

It’s no wonder why so many of us complain we aren’t getting enough sleep. A study in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine revealed that people keep their mattress around for an average of 9.5 years — a few years past the benchmark when they should be swapping for a new one.

3: You Have Bugs

We know — we’re getting nauseous just thinking about this one. Alas, bed bugs and dust mites can happen to the best of us. Actually, according to Ohio State University, the average used mattress is home to between 100,000 to 10 million dust mites. That’s a lot of dust mites.

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4: You’re Waking Up Sore

Waking up feeling sore or numb is a telling sign that your mattress has run its course. Over time your mattress will soften and lose its ability to support key areas like your lower back, neck and hips. If you find that you are dealing with aches and pains every morning, it’s time to make a change.

If your bed frame is also not doing its job, Capital Junk is happy to provide furniture removal help so that you can get rid of your bed frame and worn out mattress all in one go!

We offer full-service junk removal to ensure that your process is as easy as possible.

5: It Looks Overused

No one wants to sleep on a ripped, stained or damaged mattress. These signs are plain to see and shouldn’t be ignored. If your mattress is literally falling apart, it’s not doing you any good to hold on to it.

According to Readers Digest, it’s important to look for visual signs that your mattress needs to go. Common signs are sagging or uneven areas due to use. Even the slightest bit of sagging signifies that your mattress can no longer support important parts of your body.

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6: Your Allergies are Acting Up

As mentioned, old and dirty mattresses are a breeding ground for allergens. From dust mites to pet dander, mattresses collect a whole lot of allergens that can trigger your allergies and asthma.

It’s crucial that you clean your bed regularly, and that you are diligent about replacing your mattress when necessary.

According to The Asthma Society, if you are allergic to dust mites, it’s a good idea to purchase a mite-proof mattress cover (and pillow). There are plenty of mattresses on the market made from hypoallergenic materials. 

7: You Leave an Impression

Impressions matter in life, and in your mattress. Normally when you get up from your bed, there will be a slight impression left that fills out shortly.

If you find that these impressions aren’t getting restored — or the impression is deeper than two inches — that is a sign that your mattress can no longer support you the way you need it to when you’re asleep.

This tends to happen because, over time, a mattress’ cellular memory — yes, this includes memory foam mattresses — breaks down, which makes the mattress softer and less able to support your body.

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8: You Can Feel the Movement of Your Bed Partner

If you share a bed with a partner, you shouldn’t be able to feel their movement on your side of the bed. According to Healthline, the older a mattress is, the less it can reduce motion transfer.

Unless you want your sleep to be interrupted every time your partner wakes up and goes to the bathroom – or the other way around — you’re going to want to consider a new mattress so that both of you get a good night’s sleep.

9: It Makes Noises

Mattresses aren’t supposed to squeak every time you turn over. If you are noticing your mattress is making noises, that can be an indication that you have some displaced springs on your hands.  If your mattress’ foundation has seen better days and can no longer support you, get a mattress that will do the job.

Creaking can also be caused by your mattress being off-centre, which happens over time as mattresses warp and change shape with use. Chances are if your mattress is this worn down, you need a new one.

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10: You Don’t Feel Rested

Think about it — if your sleep is interrupted by allergic reactions and aches and pains, you’re not really going to be well rested. An old mattress that doesn’t support you and isn’t giving you the best sleep experience possible just won’t cut it.

If you are sleeping the suggested 8 hours a night and are still feeling tired, it’s worth considering your options. The time to get a new mattress is now.

Choose Capital Junk for Mattress Removal

Capital Junk is a full-service junk removal company that’s been in the business for over 10 years. We are happy to provide a wide array of services ranging from appliance removal to mattress removal.

We know that there are a lot of things like mattresses that you can’t just put out on the curb for curbside pickup, which is why we make things easier for you!

Whether you have a mattress, bed, bed frame or box spring that needs to be removed, find a Capital Junk location near you so that we can provide our professional services! We will even take your items to our recycling centre to make sure that everything is diverted responsibly.

When you call us or book your appointment online, we will provide you with a two-hour time slot. Don’t worry — we will give you a call 15 minutes before we get to you. Once we arrive on site, we will provide you with a complimentary quote based on how much room your mattress and other items will take up on our truck.

Once you give us the green light, we will remove what you need within the same day. We are proud to offer efficient same-day services that will ensure the work is done quickly.

At Capital Junk will always clean up before we leave because we don’t believe in taking your things and leaving a mess in return. We are removing your things to help keep your space clean after all!

If you require mattress removal or any other junk removal services, be sure to give us a call at 613-825-0707.