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Mattresses and air purifiers

Sep 04, 2016 9:42 AM

So we got a new bed last week. We figured it was time to upgrade to a king and then maybe we wouldn't be kicking each other when tossing and turning.
We bought the bed frame a couple weeks ago and left it in its boxes in the garage while looking for a mattress. We finally found one and it was delivered on Friday.
When the delivery guys took it out of the plastic I knew I was in trouble. I opened both bedroom windows as fast and as far as possible even though it was raining and put the fan so that it was blowing from the door towards the windows and closed the door.
Due to temperatures around the freezing mark I have been unable to leave the windows open because it does cool off the rest of the house enough that the furnace keeps kicking on.
Luckily the bed frame is missing all the hardware parts so the boyfriend will have to go to costco and see if he can get them and we haven't gotten the bed set up yet so it's been airing off. Unfortunately I can't go into the room workout getting sick yet.
So I'm sleeping in the basement bedroom that had scented candles stored in the closet at one time. I did wash the closet out, with a lot of different things and it took me all day, but I can't open the closet without getting sick.
I'm in Alberta Canada and there didn't seem to be an air purifier store anywhere near me. I could go to the hardware store or department store and get something but I don't think that'll be the quality of unit that I will need. Honeywell makes good fans, but that's not the most important part of a purifier. I need a good filter that will remove the new mattress smell since I can't keep the windows open anymore.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm looking mid range since I don't want to spend over a thousand dollars on it.

Sep 04, 2016 9:17 PM

But a square box fan & a good filter (heat & air) that has HEPA grade quality. Tape the filter to the back or front of the fan and run it. You might even place the fan blowing out one window and another window pulling in fresh air (just not when the neighbors are doing laundry). I've heard charcoal will absorb outdoors; could you put some in the room with the mattresses to try? Our mattresses did the same thing and it only took 2-3 days to go away. You can buy mattress and box spring covers that completely cover and zip up; non allergenic area of the linens. If you can borrow a rainbow vacuum cleaner you can vacuum the mattresses maybe. Hugs love & prayers you'll be back upstairs very soon! 🙂💕🙏🌸

Sep 04, 2016 10:27 PM

Whatever type of matress it is should not cause problems, call the store and tell them you cant use it. If you are having problems now there is no guarantee thatit will get better. They caught some stores in our area reusing old material.

Sep 05, 2016 2:35 PM

Most of these new foam mattresses are compressed and rolled up for easy storage & transport. When they're unrolled it takes time for all the cell's to expand. And they do give off an odor, just like new carpet. Ours was delivered & s set up that way. P-U!

Sep 05, 2016 11:56 PM

I use foam bed toppers and they would cause my fibrmialga to flare but would use a allergy bed cover that would zip up and worked great. When i could not afford the cover I would use 2 sheets under me. An allergist suggested that to me.

Sep 06, 2016 10:42 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. It's going to take 10 -14 business days to get the missing parts for the bed frame shipped to me so it'll have lots of time to air out.

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