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Easy to use - putting the covers on the bed

First, strip your bed.  Now stand your mattress up on its short end at the end of the base.  Open the mattress cover zip right up and slide the cover down over the top end of mattress.  Shuffle it all the way down and then place the Mattress back on the base.  Shuffle the cover all the way down, and (making sure the internal flap is between the zip and the mattress, zip your MiteGuard® Mattress Cover closed.

Now pop your regular bed linen over the top of the cover.

Easy care - caring for your covers

Yes, MiteGuard covers are easy to care for - there's not much more you have to do...

To keep the allergen levels down in your bedding, do a hot wash of your normal Sheets, Pillow Cases and Duvet Cover every week. You need your hot water to be 60°C to be able to kill Dust Mites.  Normal household hot water is usually set to 55°C, so you may need to contact a plumber to by-pass the ‘Tempering Valve’.  Alternatively, you could use a front-loading washing machine (which tends to operate at higher temperatures).

Wash your MiteGuard® Covers in hot water (60°C) every 2-3 months. We tell people that you should do a hot wash at the change of every season.  

In the meantime, you can vacuum your covers, or wipe them with a damp cloth between washes to keep allergen levels down.

NOTE: The covers will shrink slightly with the hot wash because they are made with natural cotton. To allow for that, we make them slightly 'over-sized' to allow for the shrinkage. And as an added benefit, the oversize will accommodate any slight variations in the sizing of Duvet Inners.  Don’t be surprised if the cover seems a little baggy when you use it for the first time.