Caring For Your King Size Waterproof Mattress Protector

Published By Sleep And Beyond, 14 Oct 2017



Caring For Your King Size Waterproof Mattress Protector

Your mattress protector saves your mattress from odors, fluids, and general damage. It is important to properly maintain and care for the protector so you can extend the life of your mattress cover. The manufacturer gives instructions and you can find the care tag in the inside lining of the pad. Follow those directions for best results. If it is missing or torn off, or if the writing is too small or you simply can’t find it, here are instructions for caring for your king size waterproof mattress protector:
1.    Washer & Dryer
Your washing machine can handle a king size waterproof mattress protector. Stay away from chlorine bleach and make sure the laundry detergent is chlorine-free. Most covers can be washed in warm water on the regular cycle. It’s also okay to use the delicate cycle with cold water. You want the sleep surface to face outward and run a second spin cycle to remove excess water. The waterproofing material doesn’t easily allow water out. Take the waterproof mattress protector out of the washing machine soon after the cycle so it doesn’t wrinkle, and put it in the dryer.  Set the machine on low heat and feel how dry it is after about 15-20 minutes. Since the protector is waterproof, expect that you may need two full cycles for it to dry completely. Simply take it out of the dryer and place it back on the mattress. If you prefer not to use heat, it is safe to line dry.
2.    Frequency
Depending on your sleeping habits, it is recommended that you wash your king size waterproof mattress protector anywhere from every week to every month or two. Since you’re sleeping directly on sheets and not the mattress protector, it only needs to be washed a few times per year.  You might want to wash it more regularly if you suffer from allergies, your pets sleep in your bed, or if you’re prone to spilling liquids, or dirt and stains become apparent.
3.    Use Caution
Don’t use bleach. After each wash, take a look at the material and check the mattress protector for any damage. Don’t wash with objects that cause damage, and dry the mattress protector with towels and sheets. Avoid fabric softener and dryer sheets as they can decrease the effective absorbency that protects the mattress. Do not iron because this will melt the waterproof or vinyl backing.
To conclude, caring for your king size waterproof mattress protector is almost as easy as doing a regular load of laundry. With some exceptions and tips already listed here, you can safely launder the product without damage to the vinyl, cloth, and backing. Remember to check the care tag for specific instructions provided by the manufacturer and make sure it isn’t dry clean only before you toss it into the washing machine! If you have any concerns about washing the mattress pad, you can also use a steam cleaner to spot clean.


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