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How Do Rest-Guard Mattress Covers Differ from Other Mattress and Box Spring Covers?

by Barbara 14. February 2010 07:08

Question about the Rest-Guard fitted and zippered encasement mattress covers.

Q: "My family members have many allergies. We'd like to know how the Rest-Guard mattress covers differ from the cotton covers we are currently using. Thanks. Susan"

Answer: Rest-Guard are soft cotton bonded to polyurethane so they are cool to sleep on and also are water proof.  The Rest-Guard standard covers are fitted like a fitted bottom sheet. The Rest-Guard full enclosure covers are zippered. For most people, the fitted Rest-Guard covers are the better choice. These are also available in several thicknesses and many more sizes than the complete enclosure covers. For older mattresses and box springs or for those with bed bug infestation, the full enclosure covers are the better coice. The best way to show you the differences is via a comparison chart. 

 Mattress Cover and Box Spring Comparison Chart

Features Rest
Guard
Standard
Mattress
Cover
Anti-Bacterial
Mattress
Cover
Full Enclosure
Mattress
Cover
Stops the accumulation of microscopic organisms on the mattress cover.
YES NO YES YES
Acts as a barrier against dust mite growth in the mattress and pillow. YES NO NO YES
Stops the transfer of microscopic particles from the mattress to the sleeping area. YES NO NO YES
Prevents mattress stains and maintains warranty. YES NO NO YES
Unique design allows the Body to breathe. YES YES YES YES
Wash in Hot Water. YES NO NO YES
Use automatic washing machine and dryer. YES YES YES YES
Contour shape reduces mattress condensation. YES YES YES YES
Recommended for allergy & asthma control.
YES NO NO YES

NOTE: To effectively kill and remove mold, mildew, fungus, bacteria and dust mites, washing in warm water is essential. Dry on low temperature settings ONLY.

Rest-Guard Deluxe (Fully Enclosed) Mattress/Pillow Covers - Product Description

The Rest-Guard Deluxe fully enclosed covers are manufactured from a unique fabric called a fluff fabric, which are made of a 100% high quality cotton blend. These covers have no seams, pockets or folds for bedbugs to hide in and lay their eggs, and are specifically designed to block out all allergens, and most other particles as small as cat dander, unlike sheets, they encase and protect the entire mattress and zip up tightly. Used beneath your regular bedding, our fully enclosed mattress covers will not only silently and invisibly protect against all allergens, but any soiling or liquid spills that might occur on the mattress through regular use as well.

Additionally, the Rest-Guard encasings can be used for bed bug protection**. Independent test data proved bed bugs and their eggs could not get through our fabrics or zippers. They offer complete protection while remaining soft and breathable beneath your sheets, so you always sleep comfortably. And we take extra care in the design and construction of Rest-Guard encasings with features such as concealed zippers and a waterproof, shrink-proof polyurethane backing which will give them a perfect fit even after repeated washings. We believe you won't find a finer, more comfortable encasing anywhere at any price. Mean pore size of 1.2 microns. 5-Year Warranty.

Rest Guard Pillow Protector: pillow cover is waterproof, dust mite & bedbug proof. Size available: 21"x30".

Unique Design of Bed Bug Blocker Covers

The Bed Bug Blocker design incorporates a 3-sided zipper operation with a re-enforced zipper liner which also comes with our unique bug blocker patch which is located at the end stop were the zipper closes, this provides added protection even if the zipper is left open by a few teeth for an effective barrier and peace of mind against Bed Bugs, dust-mites and allergens and is also 100% waterproof. Our fabric is also soft and smooth to the touch, which makes the covers very comfortable to sleep on.

  • 3 Sided zipper design for easy installation & removal, which fully-encases the mattress or box spring.
  • Designed with 100% cotton fluff fabric top for total comfort with a waterproof polyurethane backing which prevents all mattress stains and the transfer of moisture between the mattress and body.
  • Can be Machine washed at high temperature and tumble dried at a low heat setting.
  • Listed as a Class 1 medical device by Health Canada.
  • Proven protection against Bedwetting problems.
  • Breathable backing for Superior Comfort, which is both waterproof & moisture Absorbent.
  • Designed to fit most mattresses' including deep pillow-top beds.
  • 5 year warranty against defect in workmanship and materials.

Sizes Available in Full Enclosure Covers.

TWIN TWIN XL DOUBLE DOUBLE XL QUEEN KING

Thank you again for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

 

How do I apply Orthogel to the middle of my sore back where I cannot reach?

by Barbara 10. February 2010 10:55

Question about the Orthogel Spray

Q: "How do I apply Orthogel pain gel to the middle of my sore back where I cannot reach? I love the gel but my arms are not long enough." Thanks. Steve.

Answer: The Orthogel Spray is the answer. Orthogel spray is similar to Biofeeze. Each Orthogel spray bottle holds 4 ounces.This cold therapy pain relief spray is a topical analgesic like Ben-Gay. Back pain relief without twisting and over-stretching. Avoid arm strain with the new Orthogel Advanced Pain Relief Continuous Spray. Orthogel Advanced Pain Relief Spray is greaseless, stainless and has no lingering odor like Ben-Gay or Biofreeze. Pain is usually reduced within minutes and lasts for hours. This Ortho Gel is a 4 ounce size continuous spray. This formula of topical pain reliever contains Ilex, Menthol 6%, Camphor .2%, Pureflex Glucosamine, Boswellia Serratta, Curcumin, OptiMSM, Aloe and Vitamin E. Ilex is extracted from a holly shrub grown in South America and has been used by the Paraguay Indians to enhance the effects of their medicines for centuries. Orthogel is made with high quality ingredients such as OptiMSM and Pureflex Glucosamine.

Thank you for your question.

Sincerely,Barbara

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Replacement Propane Alarm and Automatic Shut Off Valve for CCI Controls Propane Alarm

by Barbara 2. February 2010 04:28

Question about the Safe-T-Alert 12V Propane Gas Alarm Series 70 for Motorhome and RV Use.

Q: "I use my RV for occasional trips. I tried resetting my CCI 7719 gas alarm with automatic shut-off valve a dozen times before I could get it to open today. I need to replace the unit but CCI controls shut down in 2009.  Do you have a replacement unit? The CCI unit is mounted vertically." Thanks. Don from Arizona.

Answer: Don, you are in luck. Safe-T-Alert just announced a new unit that replaces the CCI Controls propane unit with valve shut-off. The unit is called the 70-742-R-KIT. Included is a combination carbon monoxide and propane gas monitor, a relay to connect to the gas shut off valve and an automatic shut off valve. This valve is for 1/4 inch lines but includes an adapter for 3/8 inch gas lines. It is very important that you replace both your current valve and the malfunctioning CCI unit. The manufacturer warns that otherwise there is danger of a fire. The Safe-T-Alert 70-742 Kit comes in brown black and white. The bonus is that you also get a UL listed carbon monoxide alarm as well as the propane alarm and automatic shut off valve. The unit can be mounted vertically or horizontally.

Dual Propane/LP and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Features Include:

  • Meets 1/1/05 requirements set by RVIA for new RV's requiring both Propane detectors and CO alarms.
  • Also detects Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)/Methane.
  • Operational Temperature: -40 degrees F to +150 degrees F.
  • Relative Humidity: 15 per cent to 95 per cent
  • >Audible Output: 85dB at 10 feet
  • Gas Alarm Trigger: Less than 25 percent of the lower explosive level of propane and methane.
  • Gas Level Confirmation: 8 Seconds.
  • CO Alarm Trigger: Less than 15 minutes at 400 parts per million.
  • Test/Reset Button - Tests all detector functions with one touch. Resets and Mutes alarm while safety and corrective actions are taken.
  • >Alarm is fully operational during mute cycle and will re-alarm if hazardous conditions reoccur.
  • Two Indicator Lights: Red CO LED flashes with 4 beeps and 5 seconds silence if CO level is over 70 ppm. Red Gas LED flashes and alarm sounds steady tone when dangerous propane or natural gas level is detected.
  • RV 12 Volt Hard Wired Model. Prevents accidental disconnection during alarm.
  • Includes a 1/4 inch gas valve with an threaded adapter for 3/8 inch lines. Replace current valve with this unit to prevent fires.
  • Built for the extreme RV environment.
  • One Year Limited Warranty.
70 Series Operating Specifications:
  • UL Listing Propane/Natural Gas - UL 1484 RV Gas Detectors.
  • UL Listing Carbon Monoxide UL 2034 RV Carbon Monoxide Alarms.
  • ULC Listing & CSA 6.19-01.
  • Power Supply and Current Draw 12 vDC 132 mA. Relay 12 vDC - 3 amp is included.
  • Operational Voltage: 12 Volt +/- 15%.
  • Low voltage power warning alarm @ 7 volts
  • Front Case Dimensions: 70-742 - 6.375"W x 3.5"H x 1.385"D
  • Patent Number: US 7,248,156 B2
  • Colors: White, Almond or Brown.
  • Recessed Case Dimensions: approximately 1.5 inches deep x 5 inches long by 3 inches wide.

LP Gas Detectors are required on RVs . . .

ANSI A119.2 - Fire & Life Safety
3-4.8 LP Gas Detectors

"An LP gas detector must be installed in any RV that contains an LP gas appliance and an electrical system. The LP gas detector must be listed as suitable for use in recreational vehicles under the requirements of UL 1484 Residential Gas Detectors, and be installed according to the terms of its listing.­ RVIA Effective Date 9/96, Revised 9/99."

CARBON MONOXIDE & PROPANE ALARM REPLACEMENT NOTICE: Note to Customers:

All Safe-T-Alert Propane and Carbon Monoxide Alarms that are 5 years old and older are beyond their Mandatory Replacement Time and MUST be replaced.

Background: Underwriters’ Laboratories (UL®) Carbon Monoxide Standard UL 2034 and Canadian Standards Association (CSA®) CSA 119.2 now require that all Carbon Monoxide alarms be designed to stop service in 3 to 5 years . UL and CSA have determined that Carbon Monoxide alarms have a limited life. Propane alarms use similar sensors and UL will require the same service life in the near future.

ALL MTI Propane and Carbon Monoxide alarms which are over five (5) years old MUST be replaced. The following Safe-T-Alert Carbon Monoxide Alarm Models MUST be replaced: SA-4, SA-5, 50-541 and 50-542. Models 60-541 and 60-542 over five (5) years old MUST be replaced.The following Safe-T-Alert Propane Alarms Models MUST be replaced: SA-7 and SA-8. Models 30-441,30-442, 40-441 and 40-442 that are over five (5) years old MUST be replaced.

Important! Only install CO and Propane alarms that are UL or CSA listed for Recreational Vehicle Use.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara