I have a double-bed mattress which was stored in our garage. It was in a plastic bag and is clean and in good order in all way, but it smells seriously musty. Would NNZ be the best product to spray on the mattress? OR do you recommend another method of removing the odor? I can lean it up against a wall in our family room for a few days to allow the NNZ to penetrate and/or odors to disperse. What do you think? Any suggestions would be welcome. I can’t afford another mattress right now and I need this bed. Thanks.
A musty mattress smell can happen when you store a mattress for any length of time. Odors thrive with just a little bit of moisture so even if you stored it in a plastic bag, moisture was most likely in the mattress to start. This enabled small minute organisms to live and prosper with the net result producing a musty smell.
NNZ would in fact be a great way to neutralize the musty smell. Mix it up as per label and applying some to the outside surface will no doubt remove the odor it contacts. But the key to successfully getting rid of the musty smell will be whether or not the NNZ gets deep enough inside the mattress. So initially, use a quart or two of finished spray to get the mattress damp with the treatment.
Next, store it to dry in a dry environment with as little moisture present as possible. After 2-3 days the treatment should dry and take effect. If you note more of an odor, treat again. If after the second treatment there is still an odor, I would recommend getting some of the treatment deeper inside the mattress. This may be making small cuts in the outside shell to allow the liquid access. Since mattresses are constructed so many ways, there’s no telling what the outer shell is made from. But getting some NNZ inside may be required for complete odor removal.
In the end, I’m 100% the NNZ can do the job if it’s able to have access to all areas of the mattress fiber where the odor is living. And since it’s less costly than any decent mattress, trying to save this one makes sense. So if you have a good place to store it while it needs to dry, there is no reason to believe you won’t be able to achieve success in your goal of getting rid of the musty smell.
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