Why you should avoid mold and mildew on your outdoor cushions
Blog by The Foam Factory
Outdoor furniture for lounging or dining is a luxury many homeowners enjoy. It can be nice to take a break from feeling trapped in indoor spaces and breathe in some fresh air. However, this luxury also comes with some necessary maintenance, especially in regards to outdoor furniture cushions.
Your outdoor furniture cushions are consistently exposed to nature and the elements, which can be troublesome when rain and other types of moisture are able to reach them, as mold and mildew can form on wet cushions. These fungi ruin the cushions and carry some adverse health effects.
Breathing in mold and mildew can cause respiratory issues such as wheezing or coughing, which is problematic for people with respiratory conditions such as asthma or lung disease. People with weaker immune systems may even develop serious infections after being exposed to the fungi. Mold even has some additional negative health effects on some people, such as allergic reactions and inflammation of the joints.
From this, we see that it’s important to avoid mold and mildew on your cushions at all costs. You can do this by using furniture covers, making sure your furniture gets enough sunlight, and routinely cleaning your furniture and cushions. You can also purchase moisture-resistant outdoor furniture cushions from companies like The Foam Factory.
The Foam Factory’s outdoor cushions are made from Dryfast foam, a material that dries extremely quickly even after being soaked. Dryfast also has anti-microbial properties, making it difficult for organisms like fungi to grow on it. Make sure to protect yourself and your outdoor furniture so you can continue enjoying the wide-open spaces of the outdoors.