The BedCare Classic allergen mattress cover
is made of a lightweight polyester knit fabric that is dust mite and mold impermeable. The knit fabric is joined to an ultra-thin, allergen-proof Comfortech polyurethane membrane making this mattress encasing
waterproof as well. Because the polyurethane membrane backing has no pores, this fabric cannot be measured for mean pore size. The BedCare Classic Mattress Encasing also stretches as you move for supreme comfort. Zipping your mattress into this encasement provides total protection on all sides with no gaps or openings.
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While many sewing manufacturers are going "off shore", all of our fabric encasings are made in the USA by skilled craftsmen who know that the care they take in making each cover is important to your health, and they take their work very seriously. Every mattress encasement is hand inspected to maintain top quality; the BedCare Classic allergy mattress encasing is made to last a lifetime.
Machine wash in hot water. Line dry or use air dry setting dryer. Using bleach or drying at high temperatures will diminish the waterproof properties of this mattress encasing and cause the Comfortech polyurethane membrane to separate from the outer fabric.
Allergy Control encasings need only be washed once a year or when soiled. To remove allergens in any wash temperature, choose AllerTech Laundry Detergent or AllerTech Laundry Additive for use with your favorite laundry detergent.
Warning: To avoid danger of suffocation, do not allow babies or children to play with or in this encasing before it is installed on a mattress or pillow as the ComforTech™ Inner Lining is not breathable and could block nose and mouth and prevent breathing. This encasing is not a toy.
Bed Bug Fact Sheet from Ohio State University, and how encasings can prevent bed bud infestation:
"After the mattress is vacuumed or scrubbed, it can be enclosed in a zippered mattress cover such as that used for house dust mites." - Susan Jones Ph.D. Bed Bug Fact Sheet, from pg. 3.
Best Steps for Bed Bug Control:
You may already have bed bugs and are working to eliminate the infestation or you may be working to prevent a bed bug infestation. Either way, BedCare mattress and box spring encasings, pillow encasings, and protective covers with the BugShield System should be part of your plan.
The BugShield Two-Part System
The BugShield Zipper-Lock is an auto-locking zipper that locks the zipper slide in place so that it will NOT backtrack to leave small openings that bed bugs could get through. The zipper cannot accidentally open; to open the zipper, the zipper tab must be pulled.
The BugShield Bug Blocker is an added barrier that closes the last inch or so of the zipper from below to create a fabric shield under the zipper closure to doubly ensure that bed bugs will not be able to get in or out of the encasing.
By covering your bedding with zippered bed-bug-proof covers, you are protecting the investment you have made in your mattress and box spring, pillows, and comforter because you will not need to dispose of them due to bed bugs.
BedCare encasing fabrics have been tested by an independent lab and the data show that bed bugs can not pass through these fabrics, can not bite through these fabrics, and eggs can not pass through these fabrics or zippers. Therefore bed bugs outside the encasing can not get through to your mattress and box spring to hide or lay eggs, and any bed bugs inside the encasing can not get out to re-infest your home.
NOTE: Zippered bed-bug-proof covers cannot protect you from bed bugs hiding in other areas of your bedroom or home such as behind headboards or inside wall sockets. For complete elimination, you will need to contact a pest extermination specialist who understands how to rid your home of bed bugs.