RugDoctor Cleaner Made Me sick, How to Remove or Clean It?
I read with interest one of the topics here about cleaning a mattress.
Our mattress at a relative's home had had what seems to be borax and then later some acids sprayed and poured onto it. My face and sinuses started bleeding and clogging up. I have no allergies as an adult, so this was new to deal with. I used mucinex DM, benadryl, nasal irrigation, and it has helped symptoms, but not the chemical problem.
I tried using combinations of chems to destroy the acids that had been sprayed, but it did not help. But, now I have a bed mattress I need to clean up. On the suggestion of one of the topics and lines of discussion here I rented a RugDoctor Upholstery Cleaner, and used the RugDoctor Professional Sofa & Stair Soft Surface Cleaner. This initally cleaned out a lot of junk, chemicals, and I could smell the borax!
So then our faces started to swell, our gastrointestinal tract started to hurt, and produce diarrhea, and our eyes became red and sore. The active ingredient in the cleaning product, which says right on the bottle it is okay for mattresses, is Dipropylene glycol methyl ether. It's related to 2-butoxy.
I can re-rent the cleaner. However, what do I run through it to take out or break down reasonably safely the above chemical?
What can I put into the rented RugDoctor to take the chemical out of the mattress?
Last edited by Bolgios; 01-16-2017 at 05:34 AM.