Protecting Foam Mattress from Mold

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Exposure to mold can have several detrimental effects on the health of an individual. Some symptoms of overexposure to mold are eye irritation, nasal stuffiness, skin irritation and wheezing. If you are prone to allergies, the reactions might be more severe. The most dangerous side effect of exposure to mold is the occurrence of mold infections in the lungs of people suffering from obstructive lung disease.

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In the home in general, the growth of mold can be haltered by exercising control on the level of humidity. For instance, showers and cooking areas should be kept well ventilated. Mattresses should also be regular cleaned with a mixture of bleach and water and left to dry completely in order to prevent mold. Since we spend an average of seven to nine hours sleeping per day, it is essential to avoid any formation of mold in your foam mattress.

A solution to preventing mold formation on your mattress would be to top it with a mattress topper. These come in different materials such as memory foam or latex. Latex mattress toppers are unfriendly to dust mites and mold spore. These are also very comfortable. If you are seeking comfort, you might also opt for a memory foam mattress topper. Alternatively, if your mattress is too old and is causing allergies and discomfort, a solution would be a mattress replacement.

The Foam Factory has manufactured and sold foam products for decades. They have a large variety of foam mattress and custom cushion for indoor and outdoor use.