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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an encasing?

An encasing is an allergen-proof barrier that completely surrounds a pillow, mattress or boxspring, preventing the escape and subsequent inhalation of allergy-causing particles. All Mission: Allergy pillow and mattress encasings are made from breathable barrier fabric that allows air and water vapor to pass, while blocking all allergens.

Why are encasings important?

If you sleep 8 hours a night, you spend one-third of your life in bed! And dust mites are present in very high numbers in beds, where warmth, humidity, and dead human skin cells promote their growth.

Are they uncomfortable? Do they make noise?

Not in the least—if they are good quality. Mission: Allergy encasings are soft and breathable, never stiff, hot or noisy.

Do I still use a pillow case and sheets?

Yes. The pillow case goes over the allergen-proof pillow encasing, and sheets go over the allergen proof mattress encasing. The pillow case and sheets should be washed in hot or warm water every one or two weeks.

Should the encasing be washed?

The allergen-proof encasings should not be washed frequently. Although they are machine washable, frequent washing is unnecessary, since the surface of a high-quality encasing is too smooth to allow dust mite growth. Washing may even be counterproductive, since allergen escapes into the air every time the encasing is taken off.

How should encasings be cared for?

Simply wipe with a damp cloth or vacuum monthly to remove surface dusts. Wash encasings only if they become soiled.

How are Mission: Allergy encasings different from other encasings?

They are far superior to other encasings in both the quality of the barrier fabric and the quality of the sewing construction. The differences are immediately obvious. Click here to learn about different encasing types.

Do I need to tape over the zipper?

All Mission: Allergy encasings are manufactured with interior flaps of barrier fabric that prevent the escape of allergens through the zipper. They do not need to be taped.

What is the pore size of Mission: Allergy encasings and comforters?

Mission: Allergy Premium Microfiber has a pore size of only 2 microns…the smallest of any microfiber encasing fabric on the market. Mission: Allergy Barrier Fabric II has a pore size of 6 microns.

Why are some items in other catalogs but not yours?

Because we only sell products that work. If you do not see a product for allergen-avoidance in our catalog, you very likely don't need it!

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