Mold on a mattress doesn’t have to mean lighting it on fire.
If the amount of mold is very small, it’s possible to remove it from the mattress altogether.
Even if you don’t currently have mold problems with your mattress, be sure to at least inspect for the issue every now and then. If you have mysterious allergy issues when trying to sleep, mold could be the culprit
Removing Mold from a Mattress
A moldy mattress should almost always be thrown away. This is because the material a mattress is made of is extremely porous, and so the mold can be nearly impossible to completely eradicate. This is especially true for memory foam mattresses.
However, small amounts of mold on a mattress can be spot cleaned the same way you would address mold on other surfaces.
There are commercial mold cleanup products that would suffice in treating the affected area on the mattress. Concrobium is a common solution that can be found at your local hardware or department store.
You can also create an effecting mold removal solution to apply on the mattress as well. The most typical is simply the use of white vinegar to kill the mold.
Cleaning the Bedframe After Finding Mold
In most situations, you will likely throw the moldy mattress out, as you absolutely should.
But what about the bedframe?
A bedframe is much more easily cleaned than the porous materials of a mattress. Because of this, you can safely clean and treat the bedframe with a commercial mold killing product.
After tossing the mattress, apply a product such as Concrobium to the bedframe to clean and protect it from mold in the future.
Prevent Mold from Growing on Your Mattress
Here are a few ways to prevent mold from growing on your mattress or bedframe:
Get a dehumidifier for the bedroom
Fort Wayne, IN can be very humid at certain times of the year and these conditions can encourage mold growth.
In particular, the most humid month of the year for Fort Wayne, IN is December.
If you live in a humid climate or have humidity issues within your home, it’s a good idea to get a consumer level dehumidifier for rooms like your bedroom.
By removing excess moisture from the room, the chances of mold growing on your mattress are slim.
Avoid eating on your bed
It seems like a no brainer, but sometimes we can be forgetful of where we bring food, even in small amounts.
A leftover dish on a nightstand or crumbs from a snack can quickly develop into mold underneath your mattress or elsewhere if conditions are right.
Keep windows shut when it rains
A window left open during a rainstorm can mean some water spots on the floor, dresser, or your bed if it is near enough.
Mold can quickly develop after such water damage. It’s important to fully dry the wet areas after rain or even a spilled glass of water, as these create conditions for mold to grow.
Professional Mold Remediation
A severe case of mold on a mattress likely means there is mold hidden elsewhere in the home. If you suspect this is the case or have discovered a mold covered item in your home, contact a mold remediation service as soon as you can.
ServiceMaster by Restoration Contractors provides mold removal in Fort Wayne, IN and surrounding areas. Our mold specialists will find all traces of mold and have it completely removed. We will treat the property with anti-microbials to prevent the mold from returning.
We are available 24/7 and can be reached at (260)420-1502 .