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Saturday, April 27, 2013
There are many reasons why a waterproof mattress pad is a good investment. Mattresses can get wet in many ways—from a dog or a child having an accident, to a spill from coffee, tea, or even plain water. If the mattress gets heavily soaked, it will be impossible to get it completely dry. A wet mattress is a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Sleeping on an affected mattress can lead to asthma, swollen eyes, a chronic cough, skin rashes and eruptions, headaches, sore throats, and chronic post-nasal drip. If the problem is not attended to, the mold can spread to other parts of the house. Bathrooms are especially prone to mildew problems, which can be manifested as visible mold growth on windowsills (especially wooden ones), blinds, curtains, and caulking around tubs and sinks.

Since mold and mildew like warm, wet areas, the kitchen is also at risk. The dishwasher may become contaminated, and the drain in the kitchen sink may start to smell. Soft foods that are generally safe to leave out, like breads, cookies, muffins, and doughnuts, will suddenly show green or black spots, indicating that the air in the home is severely compromised. Mildew can also form on and under carpets. This silent green or black threat to health may not be noticed for some time, and even the characteristic mildew smell may not be recognized for what it is. Many people would simply say the room is only stale, and that it needs to be vacuumed more often, or that it needs an air freshener. Neither of these actions would get to the heart of the problem. Mildew has also been found growing on shoes, purses, coats, suitcases, clothing, and other items stored in dark, enclosed places like closets and attics.

Mildew will take advantage of any weak spots in the house’s structure. This includes compromised basement walls and windows, leaking pipes in walls or under sinks, and any area where moisture accumulates. If the problem is serious enough, mildew will grow in the walls, where it is impossible to see it. A situation like this can lead to serious health issues for the inhabitants of the house, and even to the condemnation of the house itself.

No one should have to sacrifice a good night’s sleep for quality mattress waterproofing. Many waterproofing mattress pads today are made of vinyl or plastic layers, which can be noisy. For those who are concerned about spills on their beds, and yet don’t want to have the disturbance of crackling plastic beneath them, the Quiet Comfort Waterproof Mattress Pad is the solution. The waterproofing feature is a double-laminated Teflon backing that is both effective and quiet. The Quiet Comfort Waterproof Mattress Pad is made of polyester and cotton with four ounces of poly fill for a soft touch. This mattress pad is designed to be easy to install, and the snugly fitted elastic skirt will accommodate a 16-inch mattress. The Wholesale Quiet Comfort Mattress Pad comes in Twin, Full, Queen, and King sizes.

by: Palmetto Linen