How To Clean Mold Off A Bounce House

If you are trying to find out how to clean mold off a bounce house, it is probably because you have a moldy bounce house on your hands. And the most likely reason for this is that the bounce house was packed while it was still damp.

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Whatever the case is, however, mold is something that needs to be taken care of as quickly as possible because it can have some really adverse effects on people and pets if they inhabit this space for a period of time.

We won’t go into all those adverse effects here because we’ve properly addressed them in another article. If you are interested, you could go look up our article on mold.

Taking Care Of Mold On A Bounce House

Mold, on any surface, is pretty difficult to get rid of and so needs some special treatment. Probably even more so on bounce houses because of the material they are made of.

However, taking care of mold is actually pretty straightforward. You basically just need to get you some mold cleaner and pair that with a clean piece of rag.

Of course, you’ll have to be sure that you have located all the places where the mold is so that you remove them all at the same time.

One of the reasons we say this is because it makes sense. However, probably the more important reason is that the mold removers usually contain some amount of bleach.

So, you do not want to continually take bleach to your bounce castle in order to preserve the life of the house but most importantly because kids will be playing on it.

Now, because the mold remover contains bleach, be sure that you are wearing protective gloves, a face mask and some clothes that you do not really care about.

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Also, make sure to rinse out the bounce house thoroughly so that the kids (or adults, if that’s their thing) that will be bouncing on this will not be breathing in toxins.

Finally, make sure that the house dries out thoroughly. Do not be in a hurry to pack and store. Make sure that you only store the house if it is completely dry.

In this video, you’ll see how to clean a bounce house that has been attacked by mold all over. It doesn’t even take up to an hour to do the cleaning.

Making Sure That The Moldy Situation Doesn’t Repeat Itself

It is important that this moldy situation doesn’t repeat itself. In fact, if you keep getting mold on your bounce house, you’ll have to get someone else to confirm that the house is actually dry before you store it, check where you store it to be sure that it isn’t moldy or get a new bounce house.

That said, there are certain things that can be done to make sure that the bounce house is always dry:

  1. Always check the house before and after it has been bounced on. If anything has been spilled, you will need to wipe down or wash up immediately.
  2. Every once in a while, you might need to take a vacuum cleaner to the house.
  3. Also, every once in a while, consider washing the house. You do not need bleach for regular washing. Your dish soap should be able to do the job quite alright.

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