Mould and mildew grow in any location where moisture and humidity is high, which is why you will find them on cushions and other upholstery in damp storage units if you're not careful. This guide is designed to arm you with quick steps to ensure mould-free cushions when you place them in self-storage units.
Vacuum The Cushions To Remove Any Dirt And Grime On Them
The first thing you have to remember is that dirt, grime, body oils and other pollutants present on cushions can trigger the growth of mould in the storage unit. Vacuuming is a good way to get rid of these unwanted sediments as a precautionary measure to prevent the growth of mould and mildew on them. Make sure you vacuum the cushions thoroughly by using a brush attachment to remove all embedded dirt from them.
Apply An Anti-Mould Fabric Protective Solution On The Cushions
Anti-mould fabric protective spray solutions are usually available at most home improvement stores, so you can purchase one if you are planning to store your cushions in a storage unit for the long term. These protective fabric solutions are formulated to fight stains and mould, so you're serving a dual purpose by fortifying your cushions with them while you're away. You simply need to spray the solution evenly on the cushion fabric and let it dry before wrapping your cushions up.
Wrap The Cushions In Breathable Cloth Covers
Before placing your cushions in the storage unit, wrap them in breathable cloth covers for maximum protection. If you don't have special cloth covers for cushions, any bed sheet or blanket at home should do the trick. The idea is to avoid wrapping the cushions in plastic covers because plastic traps beads of moisture inside. This moisture can trigger the growth of mould and mildew on cushions while they lie in the storage unit. Breathable cloth fabrics allow air to pass through them, so moisture is unable to form.
Place The Cushions Away From Walls And Floors
The walls and floors of storage units are most susceptible to moisture, so you'll want to keep your cushions as far away from them as possible if you want to prevent mould growth. You can place cushions over tables, chairs, sofas, boxes and other furniture pieces to ensure that they are not exposed to moisture-laden walls and floors.
Follow these quick steps if you're looking to ensure that your home's cushions remain mould-free in the storage unit for the long term.
For more information, contact a local company like All Purpose Self Storage.
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