Have you just discovered small glitter-like pieces of glass all over your home? Is your family complaining of being itchy? Did you recently wash a mattress cover? Sadly, it sounds like your home has been contaminated with fiberglass, and your mattress might be the cause.
Your bed is supposed to be a place of sanctuary, somewhere to rest and relax. However, if you purchased a Zinus mattress you might have purchased a bed of nightmares.
Zinus mattresses contain a substance known as fiberglass. Many companies use fiberglass to meet fire retardant manufacturing standards. The fiberglass is never meant to be noticed by the consumer. However, due to what we at Cueto Law believe to be a serious design flaw, many Zinus mattresses contaminate people’s homes with fiberglass.
By simply unzipping a mattress cover to wash, our clients unknowingly unleash glass all over their homes, causing serious risks to their health.
Risks to Your Health
If your home is contaminated with fiberglass you need to contact your health care provider immediately.
Prolonged exposure can lead to many many different medical problems, including
- Rashes on skin
- Eye irritation
- Soreness of the nose and throat
- Stomach irritation
- Bronchitis and Asthma from long term exposure
For more information on fiberglass from Illinois state please click here.
The only way to minimize the risks and make your home safe to live in again is to decontaminate it, which can involve hiring professional cleaners and replacing ventilation systems.
Also, keep in mind that fiberglass can be hazardous to your pets as well. Make sure to call your vet!
These small invisible pieces of glass can settle over everything you own, and look like tiny pieces of sparkling glitter. Many of these belongings cannot be cleaned.
A lot of our clients have had to throw away and replace everything soft, including upholstered furniture, bedding, towels, clothes, rugs, children’s toys, and pet beds.
If your mattress has contaminated your home, make sure to keep track of all associated expenses. These can include:
- Medical bills
- Professional Cleaning
- Replacing Soft Items
- Upholstered furniture
- Carpets and Rugs
- Soft toys
- And More
- Temporary Housing
- Vet Bills
- And More
How do I handle this?
We at Cueto Law want to help you navigate the process of decontaminating your home. That is why we made this free checklist available to everyone, not just our clients.
Download it to learn the steps to decontaminate your home and what expenses and receipts you’ll need to save!
While you wait for it to download, we recommend isolating your mattress to prevent more fiberglass from leaking out.
Make sure to keep our checklist on hand as you go through the decontamination process, to make sure you don’t forget any vital steps. And call us at 618-277-1554 for a free consultation on your legal options!