My name is Barry Cohen. I have been in the allergy products and indoor air quality industry since 1989. This report is to save you money while educating you on the true facts about dust mite and pet dander proof mattress encasings, pillow encasings, box springs encasings and mattress covers for allergy and asthma control.

There are dozens of different fabric materials used to manufacture the mattress and pillow encasings that are sold on the market. Some are made from 100% cotton, some are made from polyester and some are a mix of both fabrics or are made from other materials. Some have membrane coatings bonded to them to make them dust mite and pet dander proof and some do not have any membrane coatings at all because the fabric is so tightly woven together, the dust mite and pet dander allergen cannot penetrate through the fabric at all.

The big concern for most people is for their dust mite encasings to be smooth and cool for better sleeping comfort. In the old days some mattress encasings were made from crunchy plastic or stiff vinyl materials that were loud and uncomfortable to sleep on. Some of these materials would also quickly melt or come apart in a hot dryer.

Today’s newer materials are smooth, not crunchy and are far more durable and comfortable to sleep on. We recommend that you purchase NON-Membrane mattress encasings that are cool to sleep on and can be safely dried in a cool to warm temperature clothes dryer.

REMEMBER it is the hot water in your washing machine that kills the dust mites and flushes away the dust mite and pet dander allergen. NOTE: There is no need to dry your encasings in a hot dryer and your encasings will last longer when dried in a cool to warm dryer!

Waterproofing your mattress encasing

If you need to totally waterproof your mattress encasing the answer is very easy and inexpensive! Instead of purchasing a more expensive water proof mattress encasings or waterproof mattress cover that will have to be washed anyway if the person has an accident, just cover your mattress encasing with a sturdy but thin sheet of inexpensive waterproof material such as plastic, vinyl or nylon that can easily be wiped off or replaced if an accident occurs.

The Big Problem With Mattress Encasings is Taking Them Off To Clean Them And Then Having To Put Them Back On!

Here’s The Answer There is a simple solution to this problem and you can save money by not having to search for and purchase the much more expensive mattress encasings that are on the market. All you have to do is purchase a mattress cover to place over a less expensive but still quality dust mite proof mattress encasing. Mattress covers can also add comfort to your bed, they are reasonably priced and easy to find online, at Wal-Mart, Linens And Things and other department stores. Get a mattress cover that has an elastic bottom that will fit under the encased mattress while covering the top and around the sides of the mattress encasing. Comfortable mattress covers are available in regular and waterproof styles.

The mattress encasing will protect the mattress from leaching dust, dust mite and pet dander allergen.

The mattress cover will protect the mattress encasing from becoming contaminated with fresh dust, dust mite and pet dander allergen. Waterproof mattress covers will also protect your mattress encasing from urine and liquid spills.

The mattress cover will put a comfortable barrier between your encased mattress and sheets while extending the time and need to clean the mattress encasing that is being protected under the mattress cover. Just wash your mattress cover in hot water when you wash and dry your sheets and bedding once a week as recommended by most allergists.

Box Spring Encasings

It is also very important to dust mite proof your box spring{s} with an encasing just like your pillows and mattress. However there is absolutely no need to use the more expensive fabric types of encasings for your box spring{s}. This is because there is zero heat exchange between your box spring area and your body. Your best choice is to encase your box spring{s} with inexpensive Vinyl encasings that will zip completely around your box spring{s}. Vinyl Box spring encasings make no noise on a box spring and they never have to be cleaned in the washer and dryer. Vinyl box spring encasings are also waterproof! To clean, just wipe them down with a damp cloth when they become dusty or dirty.

Bedding And Chemicals

There are many chemicals on the market advertising to get rid of Dust Mites and Dust Mite allergen on different types of surfaces! From our over 20 years of experience we feel that it is better to stay away from these chemicals that you may react to. Especially when it comes to bedding! Don’t take chemical shortcuts! The most important and healthiest thing to remember is to wash your sheets, blankets, pillowcases and mattress covers if you have them in hot water a minimum of once a week! Wash your mattress and pillow encasings once every 2 to 3 months and if your mattress encasings are protected with a mattress cover, wash your encasings in hot water once every 4 to 6 months

Also keep your home clean as possible! Use quality HEPA air cleaners or HEPA air purifiers with a high air exchange rate per hour in the needed bedrooms and family room. Purchase and vacuum often with a quality HEPA vacuum cleaner that is totally sealed so it does not leak dust and allergens back into the air while vacuuming!

Thank you for reading this report. We hope that it was informative and will allow you get what you need while saving you your hard earned money!

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Barry Cohen—–Owner
401 West Meadow Road
Durango Colorado 81303