ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, has added a Protect-A-Bed case study to the Vendor Case Studies section of its website. The case study highlights the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills in Woodland Hills, Calif. and its installation of Protect-A-Bed encasements on all mattresses and box springs in the hotel. By choosing an encasement product that is waterproof, bed bug proof, and allergen-free, the hotel was afforded maximum protection. In the two years since installing encasements, replacements of damaged mattresses have been virtually eliminated.
“You can clean and shampoo, but if the stain and odor is still there, you have to replace it,” said Director of Housekeeping Marie Johnson. “Now, when there’s a spill, all we have to do is wash the cover and put it back on.”
Johnson said laundering a cover is much less labor intensive than cleaning a mattress, and requires fewer cleaning supplies. More importantly, otherwise new mattresses are not getting thrown out.
“We were replacing mattresses all the time,” Johnson said. “Now, if we are regularly turning the mattresses, we can expect them to last seven years.”
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