Bed Bug Mattress Cover Washing Instructions
Most bed bug mattress covers nowadays are waterproof, allergen-proof, and stain-proof. Aside from normal care methods for your mattress cover, it is also necessary that you know how to wash covers that come with special features. You need to know how to care for it before use, during, and after each use.
Washing Your Mattress Protector before Use
Some would use their newly opened covers. However, you should wash both covers for mattress and box spring before using them.
Washing them will remove the starch used for an easier packaging process. The following are washing instructions you should follow:
- Wash the covers on a warm or cool setting
- Never use bleach or any chemicals especially if your cover has waterproof protection and other special surface features.
- Tumble dry the covers on a low setting at around 150 to 160 degrees. Make sure that you include a few towels during the process to protect the covers from getting damaged as they bounce inside the dryer.
Simply follow these steps before using your covers and these are ready to be used as soon as they dry completely.
Care Instructions to Prevent Damage during Use
Bed bug mattress and box spring covers are usually made of high-quality materials that prevent the pesky critters from getting in your bed and reaching you. For some care instructions during use, try to do the following:
- When drying the covers, don’t throw them in the dryer without any linens or towels included. This will protect them from getting damaged during the process.
- Make sure to follow the washing temperatures by reading the packaging of the covers or calling customer support.
- Though you can dry the protector or cover under the sun, this may turn the surface into yellow. Instead of drying directly under the heat of the sun, you can air dry it indoors. Regardless of which natural drying method you choose, the integrity and durability of the cover aren’t affected over time.
- As much as you want to sterilize your covers, never use chemicals to sterilize. You can wet sterilize your covers at a 250°F setting.
- Never dry clean and iron the covers as it may affect the mattress protective features.
- Some quick cleaning methods you can do in between washings are wiping the surface using a damp cloth and lightly vacuum the surface
Washing Instructions after Every Use
Whether you have a regular bedbug mattress protector or a waterproof one, it is still important that you wash and dry them regularly. It may protect you from dust mite and other allergens, but it is necessary to wash them as odour and dirt accumulate with daily use.
The instructions for washing them after every use are also the same instructions that you should follow. Make sure that you wash it at the right temperature as high heat and hot water may damage its vinyl surface. You may end up noticing scuff marks on its surface, which means that it was exposed to too much heat.A regular detergent will do. Avoid those with bleach and dry them along with towels and other linens. Follow these instructions to keep your mattress covers clean and free from dirt or odour.