Horrified shopper makes a disgusting and dangerous discovery under her brand new $2500 . mattress
- Woman discovers mold under her brand new $2500 mattress
- Ebony said she’s been sleeping with her mattress on the floor for a month
- The 20-year-old said she was waiting for her new bed frame to arrive
- But she was shocked to find a fungus infestation under her mattress and carpet
A young shopper has shared her horror after discovering a huge patch of mold growing under her brand new $2,500 mattress.
Australian woman Ebony said she slept with her mattress on the carpet as she waited for her new bed frame to arrive.
But after sleeping on the floor for four weeks, the 20-year-old was shocked to find an infestation of mold on the bottom of her mattress and carpet.
A young woman shares her horror after discovering a huge patch of mold growing under her brand new $2,500 mattress. Ebony said she slept with her mattress on the floor while waiting for her new bed frame to arrive.
What does it take to ruin a good mattress?
Only three main components are needed for mold to grow: the environment it is in, the type of mattress and the type of floor it is laid on.
Mold is a fungus that grows on damp/wet surfaces that don’t get enough airflow. They grow by producing tiny particles called fungal spores that float and travel in the air. When inhaled, these can cause complications for people with allergies and asthma.
“This is a brand new mattress that I got for $2,500 a month ago. I’ve had it on the floor while waiting for my new bed frame,” she wrote in a Facebook group.
“I knew the room was damp, but I never realized this could happen. It’s my first house that I’ve moved into and no one ever warned me that this would be a problem.’
Mold can grow on damp or wet surfaces that don’t get enough airflow. They grow by producing tiny particles called fungal spores that float and travel in the air.
A mattress on the floor can absorb and retain moisture from body sweat and heat, without sunlight to dry it, which is a breeding ground for mold.
Ebony turned to the internet for help, asking for tips on how to “store” her mattress.
Australian woman Ebony said she slept with her mattress on the floor while waiting for her new bed frame to arrive (stock image)
However, many urged her to replace the mattress due to serious health risks.
‘Unfortunately, you can’t save that mattress for your health, it’s too far away. I think the same with the carpet,” someone wrote.
Another explains: ‘This happens when you put a mattress on the floor, regardless of the house, because when you sleep, your body heat is retained. That’s why beds have slats or holes in the bottom.’
While one added: ‘This will happen to any house if a mattress is used on the carpet and not lifted up to air every day. The moisture has nowhere to go, there is no airflow and it is a breeding ground for mould.’
Ebony later notified everyone, saying she has no choice but to buy a new mattress and cover the cost of a carpet installation.