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If you have taken the plunge and bought a grounding mat from Be Grounded, one of the questions that you may have is how do you clean it? After all, they are a significant (but very worthwhile!) investment for your physical and emotional health and wellbeing, so you will want to make sure you take care of it properly. Let’s take a look at how to clean a grounding mat.
Why choose a grounding mat over a grounding sheet from Be Grounded?
The reason why many people who are interested in the process of grounding choose a grounding mat over a grounding sheet for their bed is that they cannot manage or do not want the hassle of implementing it into their regular laundry routine. Perhaps they work long hours, have young families to deal with or simply cannot face having anything extra added to their everyday washing and drying routine. That is where a grounding mat comes in, as the process for cleaning a Be Grounded grounding mat is a lot more straightforward.
How to clean a Be Grounded grounding mat
Your grounding mat from Be Grounded does not need to be washed in a washing machine; however, it does need to be cleaned on a regular basis by wiping it down with warm water and/or a gentle soap. You could establish a routine in which you give it a quick wipe down at the same time that you change your bedsheets, for example once a month. If for some reason your Be Grounded grounding mat becomes soiled and cannot simply be wiped down, we recommend that you take it out and hang it on the cloth line, then gently sponge it down with soapy water, then hose it down using a gentle mist spray, and finally let it dry in the shade, preferably not in the direct afternoon sun.
What not to use to your Be Grounded grounding mat
Do not use chlorine bleach or liquid fabric softener, as well as any detergent that contains bleach or fabric softener, as these chemicals have the potential to destroy the conductivity of the mat. If this happens, you will not get the full benefit of your Be Grounded grounding mat. Before you go to bed, make sure that any parts of your body that will be in contact with the Be Grounded grounding mat do not have any lotions, creams, or oils applied to the skin.
It is recommended that you rotate the grounding mat from Be Grounded every three to six months in order to extend its lifespan and prevent wear in specific areas.
What is the expected lifespan of the grounding mats from Be Grounded?
The Grounding Mats could perhaps remain in good condition for a good number of years provided that they are not cleaned with anything abrasive or with harsh chemicals. In the event that cleaning is required, use a gentle cloth and water As the Be Grounded grounding mats get older, we would suggest conducting tests with a conductivity tester on a more regular basis. During testing, in addition to examining whether or not the conductive surface of the grounding mat has been compromised, it is also determined whether or not the connection wire’s interior has been compromised. If this is the case, you may need to look at replacing your grounding mat to get the full benefit of it.
How can you tell if your grounding mat from Be Grounded is working?
You can use the Earthing continuity tester in order to test the conductivity of the product. Connect the Earthing product tester to the ground port of a wall outlet that is already properly grounded, then place the tester directly on your Earthing product, such as a mat, or press it against the metallic snap end of the product cord. If your system and wire are in good working order, you will see a green light as confirmation of this. Testers can be found on the internet in a variety of locations, including on our very own website.
Inspect your wire occasionally to ensure that it is still plugged in and unbroken. This should be done whether the wire is connected to an outlet inside or a ground rod outside. You may find that you are not sleeping as well or feeling as good when you are disconnected, and you may be curious as to why this is.