BLACKLEDGE FURNITURE

  MANUFACTURER BEDDING WARRANTY  SERVICE INFORMATION REPORT

 233 SW 2nd Street,      Corvallis OR 97333       Ph: 541-753-4851     Fax: 541-752-9631   Email Service@BlackledgeFurniture.com    

Please fill out this form completely following the attached instructions, and return to the store, or you can mail or fax it.         If you have any questions about doing the measurements or completing the form, please call our Service Manager.

Customer Name:__________________________________________________________________________________________

  Customer Address:                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Home Phone:       (           )                                                             Daytime Phone:  (   ___)                ___________

Manufacturer:                                        Model Name and #:                                                                        _______    

Size:                                                  

Where Purchased:                                              _    Invoice #:______________  Purchase date:                                  

From law label - Production Date:_______________________  Pattern #________________________  Ser# __________________

Problem:_________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Has the item been previously replaced or repaired?    Yes    No        If yes, when? _____________________________________

   SUPPORT INSPECTION:    Bedframe or bed OK: Twin or Full size, (minimum 4 leg frame or bed).  Queen, (minimum 5 leg frame or bed with 4 cross slats and center leg).  King, (minimum 6 leg frame or bed with good center support system, with 3 legs and cross slats min.).

Notes: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________

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   FOUNDATION INSPECTION

Checked for levelness and even support.  Note model and age of foundation, if not purchased at the same time as mattress.

Notes: __________________________________________________________________________________________________

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   MATTRESS INSPECTION

Is the mattress being properly turned (over, if 2 sided)  and end-to-end every 1-3 months?    Yes   No

Depth of cushioning layer impression (without weights - see instructions )__________________________________________________________________________________________   

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 Inspection done by:_____________________________ Date:__________ Signature: _________________________________           _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

INSPECTION INSTRUCTIONS AND WARRANTY INFORMATION

Noise, Spring and Foundation Frame Problem

If the bed is squeaking or creaking, it will be necessary to determine what is actually causing the noise.  First, slide the mattress off the bed onto the floor, and check it for noise.  Loud metal on metal squeaking inside the mattress is usually not correctable, and will require a warranty service exchange.  If the mattress is not the source of the noise, place the foundation on the floor and check it for noise.  If the noise is coming from the foundation, it may be correctable in our local service center.  Mattress or foundations which have broken or protruding wires will require replacement or repair.  Then check the frame or bed rails for squeak sources which can usually be corrected by oiling.  Fill out the report fully and return to our Service Coordinator.

 Overall Sagging or Loss of Support

If the unit seems to be sagging, or slopes toward the center, start by checking for proper support from the floor up.  If the unit is on a metal bed frame, check that it has at least five legs and a center cross support for Queen size, or at least six legs and a solid head-to-foot center rail down the middle for King size.  For complete beds with wood or metal side rails, there should be at least four cross slats for full or Queen size sets, and five cross slats with a center rail and support legs for a King size unit.  Look across the bottom surface of the slats or foundation with weight on the bed, to confirm that it is level and that all the support legs are vertical and the correct length.  If improper support is the problem, let us know so the problem can be corrected.  If the support system looks all right, remove the mattress from the foundation.  Check the foundation to assure it is of the same age and quality as the mattress, and is uniformly firm and flat, particularly along the edges.  Report any foundation problems on the Service Information Form.  Then, place the mattress flat on the floor and see if the sagging problem still exists.  As they wear out, most mattresses will show some normal sagging or loss of proper support.  This normal wearing out is not covered by the manufacturer’s warrantyFailure to regularly rotate mattresses end-to-end ( and from side to side if 2 sided), will reduce useable life by almost 50%.

 Surface Cushioning Impressions

If the mattress seems to have deeper than normal surface impressions in the sleep areas, we will need to determine whether it is the result of a spring system defect or breakdown, or just the normal amount of impression for that particular cushion layer composition.  All but the hardest of mattresses will show some impressions in the area where the body normally lays.  The extent of “Normal” compaction depends on the specific composition of the cushioning layers in each mattress, particularly the amount of fiber cushioning, which adds surface comfort, breathe-ability, conformability and some vertical support for “side sleepers”, but unfortunately also packs down with use.  The cushioning fiber layer will try to conform to the body’s profile, just like a pillow does, but it is harder to fluff back up.  Generally, the thicker and more luxurious the mattress, the deeper this comfort-conformability impression will be, particularly with pillow top units, it is usually from ½” to 2” deep.

To determine whether an impression is the normal cushion compaction, or may be a premature spring breakdown or a defect, first turn the mattress over, if two sided, to fluff the cushion layers.  Compression test—then take a yard stick or other straight edge and lay it across the mattress at a 90 degree angle to the impression and press it down enough to compact the surface quilt layers.  Use another ruler to measure the depth of the impression below the surface of the mattress and record this on the service information form.   Optional firmness test using 2  25 lb. bar bell test weights  (which we can loan you), place one in the suspect area, and the other on an area that doesn’t get much use, such as the “foot” area.  Hold a carpenters level against the higher one, and measure the difference in height between the two weights.  Also report this height difference on the inspection report.  If the mattress is relatively new, it should be about the same (1/2”– 1 1/2” variation) in sleeping and non-sleeping areas.  On older and less firm mattresses, the normal spring wear in the sleeping areas will result in some firmness and height difference (3/4”-2”).  With a king size mattress, you should avoid comparing the harder, slightly raised area down the center of the mattress, which is abnormally firm because the inside edge supports on the dual foundations are together.  Noticeably irregular loss of firmness should be reported. 

 Covering and Tailoring Problems

If the problem is with the edge tape stitching, we can normally re-sew it for the manufacturer in the home, or, if major, call our service coordinator for alternatives.  Decorative quilt stitching will always have some loose ends at the edges of the mattress which can be cut off or just left in place, but should never be pulled out, since that may unravel the quilt pattern.  Although the quilting serves no significant functional purpose, if you notice any significant quilting pull out, please call us so we can trim and lock the thread ends with a clear fabric adhesive.