Advantages of Flame Retardant Protective Mattress Covers for RVs and Campers
When you are shopping for RV sheet sets, it is important to evaluate and consider various benefits and safety features you need in your RV or camper. Since RVs and campers have very limited spaces, it is essential to consider how accidental spills and fire hazards could affect your mattresses.
If you are a smoker, and like to smoke inside your RV or camper while sitting on padded furniture and mattresses, using a fire retardant protective mattress cover helps protect the mattress and furniture padding from being set on fire. The materials used in mattresses and padded furniture can smolder for long periods of time if they come into contact with hot ashes from a burning cigarette.
Flame retardant covers help because they are designed to meet the federal flammability standards, which require covers and protectors to be resistant against potential cigarette ignition and be able to extinguish up to three burning cigarettes before they are able to burn one inch. Using these products reduces the potential for fire related injuries and fatalities in your RV or camper.
Even if you are not a smoker, there are other potential fire hazards in your RV and camper, such as the propane gas you use for cooking, and hot grease. If you accidentally start a grease fire while cooking, there is a possibility it could spread onto your padded furniture and bedding, and set your RV or camper on fire.
One of the biggest, and most common, mistakes people make when attempting to put out a grease fire is throwing water onto the burning surface. This only causes the fire to spread and increase in intensity. Never, under any circumstances, ever use water to put out a grease fire.
If at all possible, turn off the oven or cooktop, and shut off the propane tank. If the fire is in a pot or pan on the cooktop, put a lid over it to cut off the oxygen to the fire. If that is not possible, you can attempt to snuff out the flames by using baking soda. Baking soda is the only type of dry ingredient you should use with grease fires.
If you do not have baking soda, or there is not enough of it to put out the fire, use a chemical fire extinguisher to put out the flames. Once the fire has been put out, allow the stove/cooktop to fully cool before cleaning up any mess. By using bed sheets and encasement covers with flame retardant protection, it will give you sufficient time to deal grease fires you inadvertently spread to padded furniture and sleeping areas within your RV or camper.
To learn more about fire retardant RV and camper bed sheets, protective covers, and encasements, contact RV Mattress Protectors by Mattress Safe today by calling 770-205-5335.