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Allergy Guardian Encasings: Care Instructions

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Allergy Guardian Encasings: Care Instructions

While linens, blankets and other non-encased bedding items should be washed weekly in hot water or with an allergen-removing laundry product, encasings need only be washed once a year or when soiled. This recommendation is especially true for your mattress encasing, however, you may wish to wash pillow encasings more frequently due to contact with oils from your skin. Since the box spring encasing is not exposed to body oils or sweat, it is acceptable to only remove and wash these encasings if soiled. The surface of all encasings should be vacuumed regularly to remove allergens that build up on the exterior of the fabric.


  • Machine Wash with Hot Water on Permanent Press Setting
  • Non-chlorine Bleach Only (if needed)
  • Wash with Zipper Open
  • Tumble Dry on Low or Permanent Press Setting
  • Do Not Iron
  • Do Not Dry Clean
  • Store Encasing with Zipper Open and Out of the Reach of Children


Additional Care Instructions for Bed Bug Protection:

The best way to protect your mattress and bedding from bed bug infestation is to take the preventative step of encasing bedding before any threat of bed bugs occurs in your home. If an encasing has been tested and proven to be bed bug certified, it can contain bed bugs within the encasing if they infest your bed. If you have an existing bed bug problem, do not remove the encasing for at least 18 months. Bed bugs are able to lie dormant for up to 18 months, and they will again be a problem and feed off of you if the encasing is removed too early. Bed bugs can infest other areas of your home, and removing them will likely require additional measures and/or treatments from professional service companies.

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