It is pre-requisite to provide proper care and handling to enhance the pleasure of congenial bouncing.
This entails preventing anyone from bouncing on it with sharp objects, using quality ground sheets, and giving it thorough cleaning.
While the last aspect might seem mundane, it holds significant importance, especially if your bounce house encounters rain during use. Neglecting proper cleaning can result in an unpleasant situation, with mold and mildew gaining a foothold if the bounce house is stored away without adequate cleaning.
The structure of bounce house gets weaker due to nasty odor, which is not only a serious issue but also responsible for faster deterioration.
Lastly, inhalation of mold pore is a serious concern to health for the people using the bounce house.
While addressing mold in a bounce house can be challenging, it’s typically a manageable task.
Foregoing article will give you details regarding the essential information to effectively remove the mold from a bounce house
Additionally, I’ll outline what steps to take if your initial plan encounters obstacles or proves ineffective.
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Removal of mold from bounce house
The given below are steps to be followed to get rid of mold from bounce house.
1. Inflate the bounce house
When it comes to cleaning a bounce house, one of the most common mistakes is spotting a small patch of mold and assuming that addressing it is sufficient. In reality, if mold has taken hold on an inflatable, it is likely to have spread into various hidden areas that demand attention.
Therefore, the first step is to fully inflate the bounce house.
The inflation results in full expansion of all the folds, thus allowing a reasonable space for inspection and identification of all mold patches.
It’s essential to maintain inflation during the cleaning process, as this guarantees that your chemical cleaning mixture reaches and eliminates embedded spores, not just those on the surface, especially in stretched areas.
Keeping the bounce house inflated throughout cleaning is crucial because you want to prevent any chemicals used from seeping back into crevices, which could potentially lead to long-term damage.
2. Prepare the affected area
Prior to conducting a comprehensive cleaning, it’s advisable to begin by scrubbing the mold with hot water and a sponge. While this step may eliminate some of the visible mold, it’s important not to be misled if it appears that all the mold has vanished. The spores of mold are embedded within the material and must be eradicated effectively.
Nevertheless, the initial scrub with hot water serves the purpose of removing the surface layer of mold, allowing for more effective penetration during the subsequent cleaning stages.
3. Prepare Solution for cleaning
To effectively eliminate mold, the use of bleach is necessary. However, it’s crucial to note that this is the only situation in which bleach should be employed for cleaning your inflatable. When used excessively or without the proper dilution, bleach can lead to color fading and weaken the material.
In fact, even when used correctly, there’s a likelihood that the color of your bounce house may fade as a result of the mold removal process. This is an unfortunate but unavoidable consequence that you should be prepared for. If your bouncy castle experiences color fading, you may explore the option of restoring the color by applying spray paint.
The cleaning solution itself is quite straightforward to prepare – a mixture of 50% bleach and 50% warm water. Simply combine these components in a bucket and ensure you have a soft scourer at your disposal. Avoid using anything overly abrasive, as it could potentially damage the fabric and lead to leaks. On the other hand, a soft sponge may not effectively address the mold issue.
4. Clean the affected area
Having prepared the surface, proceed to clean the mold. If the mold is present on a flat piece of material, this task should be relatively straightforward. Employ gentle circular motions while using your bleach and water mixture, increasing the intensity if the mold proves stubborn to remove initially. These areas are very hard to access, due to thicker in nature and demanding a thorough cleaning surface to ensure that every fissure is addressed. When cleaning seams, aim to scrub against the stitching rather than moving parallel to it, as the latter approach is more likely to pull the thread and potentially cause it to come loose.
After cleaning the bounce house with bleach solution, then rinse the area thoroughly with warm and clean water for the elimination of any remnants of the beach solution.
5. Dry the bounce house
After completing the cleaning process for the bounce house, the subsequent step is of utmost importance – allowing the bounce house to thoroughly dry. Ideally, it should be left for several hours to air dry. To expedite the air drying process, it’s recommended to begin by towel drying the bounce house to remove excess moisture.
Mold thrives in damp conditions, so it’s imperative to ensure that both the area and the entire bounce house are completely dry before deflating and storing it away.