FAQ of Nevermite dust mite proof protective covers:
1. What are the differences between biological dust mite prevention and general physical and chemical dust mite prevention methods??
A: Biological dust mite prevention is made from a tightly woven textile material, same as physical methods. Biological prevention is enhanced with a dust mite repellent odor to expel dust mites grown on the surface of physical dust mite-proof covers. Chemical dust mite prevention is achieved by directly coating chemicals on the surface of bed sheets and blankets. It has the disadvantages of diminishing efficacy over washing and direct contact with the skin. A biological dust mite protective cover is installed between the mattress and bed sheet to totally prevent dust mites from passing in and out, and is able to expel dust mites growing on the surface of the dust mite-proof cover effectively. This is considered the most effective way to solve dust mite problem.
2. What are the principles of biological dust mite prevention?
A: The tightly-woven textile material isolates dust mites and prevents their excrements from passing in and out, effectively cutting off their food supply. The biological dust mite prevention also employs a dust mite repellent odor (cannot be detected by humans) on the surface of dust mite-proof covers. The odor has a deters dust mites from entering through the exterior bed sheets or quilt covers. Meanwhile, the dust mite repellent odor can further expel these dust mites to prevent them from breeding and settling on the surface of this layer.
3. Why it is suggested to replace Nevermite dust mite proof covers after using them for more than one year or washing them more than five times?
A: Based on experimental figures, a 94.7% expulsion rate of dust mites can be achieved during the initial use of Nevermite dust mite proof covers, but the adhering odor will gradually weaken after washing. After washing more than five times, the expulsion effect could be reduced to 90.9%. We recommend users who are extremely allergic to dust mites to consider replacing them. If they are not replaced, their protective effect may still exist, but after many washing over time, the biological function may be lost and what is left is just a physical tightly-woven medium with a simple deterring effect.
4. Why is Nevermite is selling dust mite proof covers so cheaply? Aren’t they expensive?
A: You’re right. A special material is used on dust mite-proof covers, so the costs should be high. However, the R&D team of Nevermite has spent the costs wisely by omitting expenses on attractive packaging and expensive advertisements with the aim to offer an effective and cheap dust mite solution. If you are satisfied with the effect after using them, please don’t hesitate to promote them.
5. How can we know the efficacy of dust mite prevention?
A: Besides referring to reports on the efficacy of dust mite-proof covers released by SGS, an international accreditation unit, we can also find dust mite inspection methods on the market. Examples are dust mite concentration tests developed by Dr. Tsai Jaw Ji and Dr. Liao En Cih of Taichung Veterans General Hospital, where you can use a scientific method to check whether or not the dust mite concentration has been effectively reduced.
6. Unlike physical dust mite-proof covers, the biological dust mite-proof covers have an additional repellent function on the surface. Where have the dust mites gone?
A: Although the physical dust mite proof covers are able to deter dust mites from hiding inside the mattresses, they have not been expelled or eliminated but still living on the surface of physical dust mite-proof covers or in the crevices of bed sheets. In addition to a physical tightly-woven textile with anti-dust mite function, the biological dust mite protective covers developed can prevent dust mites from living on both inner and outer surfaces of dust mite proof covers and forcing them to leave the bedding. After leaving the bedding and without appropriate temperature and humidity, and necessary food supplies, dust mites will significantly slow down their growth and reproduction rate, and gradually disappear.
7. How often do we wash the dust mite proof covers? Do we also need to wash the exterior bed sheets, quilt covers, and pillow covers regularly?
A: Nevermite dust mite protective covers are meant to encase mattresses, quilts and pillows, and finally wrapped by general household bedding. Therefore, it is not necessary to wash them regularly. They only need washing in the event of child bedwetting, milk regurgitation, and other conditions. As it is inevitable for the exterior bed sheets and quilt covers to be covered with dust mites caused by outdoor invasion or airborne dust, it is recommended that you wash them once every two weeks with 55°C warm water or anti-dust mite detergent to ensure complete protection.
8. Do we still need to buy a dust mite eliminator after installing the biological dust mite proof covers?
A: The purpose of a dust mite eliminator is to eliminate the living dust mites on the surface of general bedding but will be unable to eliminate the massive amount of dust mites and their excretions hidden within the mattresses, quilts, and pillows. Therefore, the biological dust mite proof covers are used to encase dust mites and expel them through a biological manner. Due to significant decreasing amounts of dust mites breeding on the bedding surface, the efficacy of dust mite eliminator will also be low. It is suggested to clean with a general HEPA-grade vacuum cleaner.
9. What are the differences between Nevermite dust mite protective covers and cleaning pads?
A: The general cleaning pads mainly consist of a good waterproof barrier. An improved waterproof effect usually represents a poorer breathable performance and less possibility to encase the entire mattress. Nevermite dust mite proof covers are made of a tightly-woven breathable material with ultra-fine and comfortable breathable pores, and are able to wrap six sides of a mattress completely with a zipper (unlike the general bed covers). As the quilt and pillow cores are also designed to wrap with zippers, they can be entirely protected, so their efficacies are incomparable with the cleaning pads.
10. Why should we encase the entire mattress? Isn’t the installation troublesome?
A: There are certain brands of dust mite proof covers on the market to encase mattresses in a general manner. Although we can install them easily, their protective performance is abnormally weak. Just imagine a big mattress, when a human body is lying or children are jumping on it, a huge air pressure will be generated to squeeze out dust mites and their excrements from the interior (according to studies, a pillow that has been used for a year contains 1/10 the weight of dust mite excrements). So, mattress covers are an inappropriate design. Although it is more troublesome to encase the entire mattress, in exchange for a family’s health, it is indeed priceless!!
11. How to use the How to hHHHtie cords of quilt covers?
A: The Nevermite quilt covers utilize tie cords in high-end quilts to avoid the cores from shifting within the covers. Nevermite dust mite protective covers have also taken this matter into account by providing tie cords on both inside and outside of four corners of quilt protective covers to ensure convenience.
12. Health educators suggest that all household bedding should be encased with dust mite proof covers. Isn’t that true?
A: In Taiwan, more than 80% of home environment have dust mites, mostly breeding in bedding due to appropriate temperature, humidity and ample food supplies (more than 75% of dust mites are hiding in mattresses). If anybody in the family is allergic to dust mites, it is suggested that you encase all household bedding to prevent dust mites from breeding and avoid exposure to dust mites, the most common allergen-producing organism.
13. My original household bedding covers already have anti-dust mite features. Should I also require installing dust mite-proof covers?
A: If your exterior bedding (bed sheets, quilt covers, and pillow covers) is advertised to have anti-dust mite function, they are dominated by chemical anti-dust mite method, where its efficacy on bedding may diminish over washing. Meanwhile, the coarse pores may easily squeeze out dust mites and their excrements within the mattresses or pillow cores due to air compression. Therefore, it is recommended to encase them with dust mite-proof covers.
14. My bare pillows, quilts, and mattresses already have anti-dust mite functions. Should I still install dust mite proof covers?
A: There are a variety of anti-dust mite functions on pillow cores, quilts, and mattresses. Some have an internal padding material to prevent dust mites from breeding, and some feature covers with minute pores to form a surface barrier. However, these measures are unable to avoid dust mites from breeding on the surface of covers or allowing dust mites and their excrements to squeeze out from bedding interior.
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