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Where does the dust on the (vinyl) bladder come from?
Whether you sleep on a waterbed, innerspring, futon or in a swag, you perspire a cup of body oils each night. In an innerspring or futon, there are millions of dust mites that feed on your oils, which can cause health problems in 11% of the population. Waterbeds don't have dust mites, so the body oils are absorbed by your mattress protector or woollen underlay, where it crystallises and appears as dust on the bladder. Call our Caringbah team for a quote.
What do I do about the dust on the bladder?
The dust is oil-based and will continue to soak into the vinyl of the bladder. The vinyl manufacturer in Caringbah recommends cleaning the vinyl every two months with warm soapy water or Blue Magic Vinyl Cleaner. This will prolong the life of the bladder. Spend two (2) minutes every two (2) months and double (2) the life of your waterbed.
Why do bladders leak?
There are three primary reasons for these leaks: 1. Your body oils have hardened the vinyl, which will then crack. (Please read the cleaning question above on how to avoid this.) 2. There isn't enough water in the bladder (This is the most common cause). Water is 1/3 oxygen. Over time, the water becomes stagnant and starts to break down, releasing air. If you expel the air without topping up the water, creases will form, which can cause cracks leading to water leaks. 3. Some sort of mishap e.g. a lost earring or a visit from the cat. Call our Caringbah team for a quote.
Can I prevent bladders leaking?
Keeping the bladder clean and conditioned will help prevent leaks. Over the course of 12 months, you should add 20 to 25 litres of water. This will keep the water level at an optimum level and maintain the same sleeping surface from year to year. With every Caringbah installation, we provide a comprehensive information sheet to help you maintain your waterbed.
What can you tell me about heating the water in my waterbed?
Today's waterbed heaters use up to date technology - time proportion solid state. Early heaters, with the copper capillary, used CO2. CO2 has been banned in Caringbah Australia. The Bulb & Capillary heaters had a variation of 1.5 degrees from your setting. In practice, this meant if you set the heater at 30oC, the heater would fluctuate between 28.5oC and 31.5oC. Today, heaters have a range of 0.1o from your setting. This means if you set it 30oC, the heater would fluctuate between 29.9oC and 30.1oC keeping you and your waterbed at a constant temperature.
How expensive is a waterbed to run?
Time proportion solid state heaters do a great job of maintaining the temperature you have set. It only uses the power it needs to do its job. A 350-watt heater may only require 50 watts or 200 watts to maintain your setting. A Queen hybrid covered by a doona during the day may use approximately $1.00 per week. This means you can run a waterbed heater for the whole year for the same cost as running an electric blanket for just 4 months. Call our expert Caringbah team for a quote.
I'm moving house. Do I need a specialist to move my waterbed?
There are risks on a DIY waterbed relocation. When you are relocating homes, there are many jobs that need to be done on the last day. These jobs take hours to complete. One of them is the waterbed. This will take hours to complete without the use of a pump and discharge hose. If you can find one to hire the cost might be $80.00 - 90.00. Without it you will have to rely on the gravity feed method. Depending on the location of the waterbed this could take 2-3 hours to drain. Now comes the risky part. The hose keeps stopping but there is still 100 litres (100 kilogrammes) of water in the bladder. So you lift the head of the bladder so the water goes to the bottom where the valve is located. Sure enough, the fibre slides to the foot and becomes a big pile. Now you have another task - to straighten the fibre. It's too heavy to lift by yourself, so a mate helps you drag it out of the frame to the shower and risk tearing the bladder. After 5 - 6 hours the waterbed has been moved to the new location but not much else has been done. Whereas by phoning Caringbah Shire Waterbed Service we can relocate the waterbed while you are shifting the rest of the house.
I don't see waterbeds in retail stores anymore. Are they still available?
Yes, they are, but many retails are reluctant to carry them. Since the late 90's, the majority of bedding retail stores are franchised. Because of their overhead cost; franchise fees are 12 - 14%, 10% GST, franchise ownership loan cost at 15%. All of which totals 40%, or 40 cents of each dollar, before they pay rent, wages, goods. The retail stores would need to sell a $1600 waterbed at $4000.00 + to be profitable. Call our Caringbah team for more information
Will it be safe to install my waterbed on the 2nd floor of my home?
The cubic weight of a waterbed is approximately 30% of an average size man standing in the same room Some example weights: Queen Hybrid - 500 kilos / 14kg sq ft King Timber - 1100 kilos / 24kg sq ft Also, keep in mind the weight of the waterbed is evenly distributed over the floor. This is often less than 10% of the contact pressure of a conventional bed on legs or castors. Call our expert Caringbah team for a quote.