Our premium mattress protectors are designed and constructed to last for years. It’s not uncommon to see SafeRest protectors outlast the mattresses that they were purchased with. It’s easy to ensure that your protector stays as good as the day you bought it, as long as you follow a few simple rules:
Wash your protector with your sheets. There’s a simple reason for this: if you keep your protector clean, it’s less likely to retain any damage. No protector on the market is immune to the chance of a stain or other contamination setting in over time. Simply throw your protector in with the same load that your bedding goes in, and it will come out clean every time.
Don’t use bleach. Using any type of bleach product can – and likely will – destroy the waterproof lining of your protector. If that happens, your protector will no longer be able to consistently prevent fluids from passing through to your mattress. To avoid this damage, there are many non-bleach detergents available in your local laundry aisle that you should use instead.
Never dry-clean your protector. No matter how bad a stain might look, it should always be treated in a conventional machine washer. Dry-cleaning involves harsh chemical processes that will damage the polyurethane membrane, inhibiting the protector’s ability to block liquids.
Dry with low heat only. The most common way that customers damage their protectors is by drying them on high heat. This can melt the waterproof lining, and can even result in brown burn marks on the cotton surface. To avoid this, you should always dry your protector (and most likely your bedding, for that matter) on tumble dry and low heat settings.
Never use a clothing iron. Whether yours uses steam or not, irons deliver way too much heat to the protector. This can cause the same sort of damage that you would see if you use a dryer’s high heat settings. Stick to machine washing and tumble drying.
SafeRest offers a full 10-year warranty, guaranteeing all premium protectors and encasements against manufacturing and fabric defects. If you purchased your protector with a mattress at an authorized dealer, we’ll even pay to have the mattress professionally cleaned if the protector is deemed defective (after we inspect the protector).
However, none of these protections apply to a protector that is damaged by improper care. The best way to ensure that your protector keeps you healthy is to keep your protector healthy.