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Healthcare facilities are in a unique position requiring protection of both their clients and their bedding. It’s important that you provide a clean and healthy sleep environment for your clients while preventing contamination with bodily secretions, infestations and allergens. The right protective bedding can do all of these things. Because of the Protective Bedding Store’s experience with the vast array of protective bedding, we can help you select the right products for your facilities’ needs.
Because of high turnover, often with a transient population, many treatment facilities have a few goals in mind when selecting the right bedding. These include:
Zippered vinyl mattress encasements are inexpensive, effective and durable. Using encasements can extend the life of your mattresses 25-30%! They protect the mattress on all four sides from dust mites, bedbugs and fluids. These are 100% waterproof, repelling any type of fluid, which can then be wiped away. Easily cleaned between users with a disinfectant, they come in a variety of gauges (thicknesses) and sizes. The heavy duty 8 gauge vinyl is available in a clear white or forest green opaque color. Three and six gauge vinyl is less durable, but also more economical, while providing the protection that you need. In addition to the zippered vinyl encasements, we carry skirted vinyl covers that protect 3 sides and are easily removed and replaced. These sell for only a few dollars each and are the least expensive option. These encasements and covers come in a full line of sizes, from twin all the way to king, and in a variety of depths.
Bedbug infestations in the US are the highest they have been in the last 50 years. Prudent treatment facilities ward off this potential problem before it starts. Once a problem begins, the solution is to destroy the mattress or totally encase it with a zippered cover, often on an emergency basis. By having the mattress totally encased from the beginning, bedbugs aren’t able to live in the mattress, thus avoiding potential problems.
Allergens, especially dust mites, are problematic for clients with a history of asthma and allergies. An uncovered mattress and pillow are breeding grounds for dust mites and could potentially affect the health of your clients. Our vinyl or polyurethane mattress encasements prevent the proliferation of dust mites. These are both zippered covers, protecting all 4 sides of the mattress. The difference is that the polyurethane encasement is breathable, with micro pores, which prevent the dust mites from getting through to the surface. A breathable cover does allow for the dissipation of body heat so may be a more comfortable sleeping surface than vinyl. Breathable, polyurethane pillow covers allow for restful sleep without the crunchy feeling of a vinyl cover. Polyurethane covers can be machine washed and dried.
If your institution is looking for a higher quality, comfortable, water and allergy proof cover, you might consider the premium mattress encasements and mattress pads. Not only do these have the breathable polyurethane barrier, they come with a comfortable terry-loop top or a thick quilted pad. Similar to what is used by high quality hotels, these provide a comfortable night of sleep and the clients aren’t even aware that they are sleeping on protective bedding.
No matter how many beds you have or how old they are, the Protective Bedding Store can help. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with us and our prices are the best around. Call or email us with specific requirements or for bulk pricing.