Like many others, we pride ourselves on cleaning and tidying up after ourselves. We never gave much thought to the possibility of mold growing in our home.
So we were shocked when we discovered mold under our RV mattress. We had heard of others experiencing this in their RV, but we never thought it would happen to us.
Today we share how we fought the mold under our RV mattress. This article is for you if you are in a similar struggle. Let’s get started!
Is mold common in mobile homes?
Mold in mobile homes is unfortunately common. Lack of ventilation and maintenance are some of the main causes. Moisture buildup in enclosed spaces can promote mold growth.
RVs are especially susceptible to this when they are in damp or humid environments. Regular cleaning, ventilating and monitoring humidity levels can help prevent mold growth in a mobile home.
What causes mold under an RV mattress?
Mold under an RV mattress is usually caused by inadequate ventilation, excessive moisture and lack of air circulation.
Manufacturers often place mattresses directly on a solid base, such as a sheet of plywood. This prevents air from getting under the bed. Condensation can form between the two surfaces, leading to mold growth.
Many campers use a breathable mattress, cut holes in the plywood or install wooden slats to improve air circulation. You should regularly inspect and clean the area under the bed to identify any problems as soon as possible.