2014
20
Jan

Mold and mildew on your mattress. Here's how to delete them..

Published in Book Rest in January 2014 by Marion’s editors

Mold and mildew on your mattress. Here is how to delete them

Do you sleep on mattress that have traces of mold and fungi?

One of the modern housing problems, especially the ones with energy-saving that limit the dissipation of heat, is a poor ventilation.

This problem can contribute to the formation of mold and mildew, which find their ideal habitat in the bathroom, behind cupboards, between which it is advisable to leave a little 'space so that air circles, inside shoe racks, refrigerators, carpets and mattresses.

The climatic conditions which allow the proliferation of spores are a temperature between 18-32°C and humidity of 60%.

It mustn’t be underestimate the effect that mold and mildew can have on our health, in fact, they produce toxic substances that cause irritation to the nose, eyes, throat, coughing, itching, asthma and other diseases related to breathing, also release other substances that give the classic moldy smell to the environment.

Problems related to contact or stay in moldy areas can occur in a transient way and then disappear when you move away from that environment, and chronically with the onset of rhinitis, asthma, and pneumonia,leaving the infected place is not enough to heal .

Stating the danger of entering into contact or sleeping on a mattress with traces of mold or fungi, it’s important to pay attention.

But what should you do when you find mold stains on the mattress?
Since mold breeds in damp, the first thing to do is to bring the mattress to the sun, so as to allow it to dry slowly outside, trying to wipe away the mold.

Once is dried, the powder should be eliminated, both on the upholstery and the inside with the help of the vacuum cleaner on both sides, taking care to wash the container or throw away the bag to prevent the spores to escape.

To avoid the recurrence of mold and mildew simply dedicate your mattress a minimum of maintenance, turn it often, do airing every week, vacuum clean it once a month. A quality cover mattress reduces the accumulation of dust on the mattress and has the advantage of being able to be washed in the washing machine.

If the stains tend to reappear it could be due to excessive moisture in the air that can be reduced by a dehumidifier.

Finally,the decisive choice must be done when purchasing, choosing mattresses with removable covers that ensure ventilation. We mustn’t forget the importance of the support on which it lays down: it must ensure hygiene and ventilation for this reason wooden slats are preferrable.

Mold and mildew on your mattress choose Marion with its removable mattresses ,it guarantees hygiene and ventilation