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Care and Washing Instructions for Allergy Armor

Not sure how to care for your Allergy Armor bedding covers? It's easy! In general, they can all be machine washed and dried, just like your traditional bedding. Below are some specifics regarding the care and washing of each Allergy Armor brand fabric we offer.

Washing Your Allergy Armor Ultra Allergy BeddingPlease take time to launder your Allergy Armor allergy bedding. The microfiber fabric will neither deteriorate nor lose its effectiveness as an allergen barrier. Proper care and washing will actually shrink the fabric's already microscopic pore size and lead to even better protection against allergens.

Wash your Allergy Armor Ultra pillow covers every two weeks. Before washing, unzip the zipper. Never use bleach or fabric softener. Wash the pillow covers in hot water on the gentle cycle, and do not iron them.

Wash your Allergy Armor Ultra mattress cover three to four times a year or every time you rotate your mattress. Before washing, unzip the zipper. Never use bleach or fabric softener. Wash the mattress cover in hot water on the gentle cycle, and do not iron it. For complete protection against dust mites and other allergens, use our de-mite laundry additive, Allergen Wash detergent, or Anti-Allergen Laundry Detergent.

 

Washing Your Allergy Armor Cotton Allergy BeddingThis unique product is made with a tightly woven poly-cotton fabric that will not break down or lint during washing and drying. Independent laboratory tests show that after 100 washing and drying cycles, Allergy Armor Cotton pillow and mattress covers remain effective allergen barriers. Continued washing and drying of Allergy Armor Cotton actually continually shrinks the current pore size.

Allergy Armor Cotton pillow covers should be removed and washed every two weeks. Make sure the zipper is unzipped before placing the pillow covers in the washing machine. Do not use bleach or fabric softener when washing Allergy Armor Cotton pillow covers. Wash them in hot water on the gentle cycle. Do not iron.

Allergy Armor Cotton mattress covers should be removed and washed three to four times a year. We recommend washing your mattress encasing every time you rotate your mattress.

Make sure the zipper is unzipped before placing the mattress cover in the washing machine. Do not use any bleach or fabric softener when washing Allergy Armor Cotton mattress encasings. Wash them in hot water on the gentle cycle. Machine dry with medium heat using the permanent press cycle. Do not iron.

 

Allergy Armor Advanced Allergy Bedding Care InstructionsDo not be afraid to launder your Allergy Armor Advanced allergy bedding. The microfiber fabric will neither deteriorate nor lose its effectiveness as an allergen barrier, nor will washing effect its antimicrobial finish.

Wash your Allergy Armor Advanced pillow covers every two weeks. Before washing, unzip the zipper. Never use bleach or fabric softener. Wash the pillow covers in hot water on the gentle cycle, and do not iron them.

Wash your Allergy Armor Advanced mattress cover three to four times a year or every time you rotate your mattress. Before washing, unzip the zipper. Never use bleach or fabric softener. Wash the mattress cover in hot water on the gentle cycle, and do not iron it.

 

Allergy Armor Classic Allergy Bedding Care InstructionsIt is safe to wash and dry Allergy Armor Classic allergy bedding. By laundering, you will not decrease the effectiveness of its allergen barrier.

Every two weeks, wash your unzipped Allergy Armor Classic pillow covers in warm water (up to 140° F). Do not use bleach or harsh detergents. Tumble dry on low heat, and do not iron them.

Three or four times a year, or whenever you flip your mattress, wash your unzipped Allergy Armor Classic mattress cover in warm water (up to 140° F). Do not use bleach or harsh detergents. Tumble dry on low heat and do not iron.

 

How to Wash Your Allergy Armor Organic Allergy BeddingThis fabric contains no dyes, no treatments, and no added chemicals of any kind. It's ideal for chemical sensitivities and sensitive skin. You'll love the all-natural, soft feel of Allergy Armor Organic. It has been tested for VOC emissions and passed with flying colors. When you sleep on Allergy Armor Organic, you're sleeping on nature's best.

Allergy Armor organic dust mite covers are machine washable on hot, warm, or cold. If you prefer the cold wash cycle, we recommend that you use Allergen Wash to kill any lingering dust mites. Cold water washes also will help the fabric last longer. We recommend that you remove and wash your Allergy Armor Organic covers at least once every three months (and wash your standard bedding weekly to reduce dust mite populations). Tumble dry normal to low heat. Do not iron.

 

Allergy Armor Bed Bug Allergy Bedding Care InstructionsWith the reemergence of the bed bug as a growing problem in the hospitality industry, AchooAllergy.com has responded by offering this bed bug proof line of encasings. Our research suggests that encased mattresses last twice as long as mattresses that lack Allergy Armor mattress covers. Coupled with Allergy Armor Basic for the box springs, you can completely encase your bedding and offer peace of mind and a restful night's sleep to your clientele.

Two or three times a year, or whenever you flip your mattress, wash your unzipped Allergy Armor Bed Bug cover in warm water (up to 140° F). Do not use bleach or harsh detergents. Tumble dry on low heat and do not iron.

How to Clean Your Allergy Armor Basic Box Spring CoversAllergy Armor Basic box springs covers are our most inexpensive way to protect your box spring from allergens, mess and even bed bugs. Best of all, they require very little cleaning. Periodically vacuum them off, and if you do spill something on them, you can machine wash in cold water. Once washed, simply allow to air dry then reinstall. These covers are water resistant and naturally hydrophobic so dry very quickly. Do NOT wash in hot water, machine dry, or iron.

Allergy Armor Vinyl Allergy Bedding Care InstructionsOur vinyl box spring covers are effective and inexpensive. They are easy to install and to maintain. Vinyl box spring covers can be spot cleaned with soap and water. Once installed, we do not recommend removing the box spring cover unless it is damaged and needs to be replaced.

 

About the Use of Bleach

We generally recommend you avoid the use of bleach with your allergy bedding, or with most fabrics for that matter! Why? Bleach is highly caustic. This is how it gets whites so bright. For people with allergies, asthma, or MCS, bleach can sometimes cause more problems than what it's worth. This is mainly due to the fumes that come from bleach. They can trigger reactions, particularly for those with asthma or MCS. Aside from this, since bleach is so caustic, it actually deteriorates fabrics. Apply bleach directly to a piece of fabric, and in a matter of minutes, the fabric will often literally fall apart.

Some people have made bleach a regular part of their laundry routine. Adding a couple tablespoons or capfuls with each load, generally won't harm your laundry. So while we suggest you avoid the use of bleach, many people still do occasionally use bleach or use bleach in very small amounts.

Lastly, for Duvet Covers, care for and wash them as you would the corresponding mattress cover of the fabric style you've selected.

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