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Thanks for asking for me by name, I appreciate that. Your concerns about mixing the cleaners a day apart or in different rooms it not a concern. Any harmful vapors that would be created are dependent on the amount of the chemicals that actually mix and react. Such small amounts of cleaners might mix, but it would not be enough to produce harmful levels of vapors. The main issue with mixing cleaners is if you mix them together before you use them to clean, so that you have large amounts of each cleaner directly mixed into one cleaning solution.
There is no harm in heating up the plastic buttons in your washing machine, buttons are very hard and don't contain significant amounts of harmful additives. The foams will depend on the type of foam. Some such as urea formaldehyde foam (used a lot in furniture cushions) could cause a problem, but others would not, so it does depend on the type of foam used. If you can tell me what kind of foam it is, I could give you a better answer.
Well thats the thing I called the company and they dont know. One is actual foam from a padded bra. they just said it was foam. I know clothing has a lot of formaldehyde in it, so im not sure? see I have the sanatizing washer AND dryer, so i was discinfecting all the clothes and I used the sanatizing mode which i know heats up super hot im assuming and used the steam clean too. A lot of pillows say dont machine wash so lately I've adheard to that though it says maybe wash in cold or warm, but i used sanitize and threw it in with the rest of my clothing, and my mattress protector is also made from (it is white and clear) made from polyeurathane?
Wanted to edit this went and looked at label. My matress protector (looks like a sheet but looks like a plasticy look with a terry cloth top and plasticy bottom anways it says on label: machine wash hot tumble dry medium do not iron. says main panel 80% cotton, 20% polyester lining 100% polyurethane laminate and skirt part says 100% polyester.
now the other things i washed that im concerned is you know that polyester batting in pillows? the little tiny hairs looks like, i think thats plastic? not sure what exactly but heres the label on one of my pillows:
all new material consisting of polyeser fiber 100% says fill is 100% polyester. Care machine was in warm water tumble dry warm iron if needed.
the other concern is my big conforters that have the about same labels though i think it may say tumble dry low. they are polyester filled im almost certain, and then i have a linen quilt.
the thing that scares me silly is i put a foam padded bra in the washer AND dryer on sanatize mode in WITH all my clothes and worry it may have been contaminated the rest of the clothes?
I also washed shoes they are like the memory foam type houseshoes label says machine wash cold no bleach dry flat, they are dearfoams and say manmade upper doesnt say the fill or foam type...i looked on dearfoams site and this is what it said:
Cushioning: Dearfoams pioneered foam-cushioned slippers. Dearfoams slippers are made with high-density foam and may include memory foam or heel wedge.>
Memory Foam: Memory foam (also known as visco elastic polyurethane foam) is a type of foam with added density that is pressure sensitive and molds quickly to the shape of the body, and becomes more pliable when warmed by body heat. Select Dearfoams styles add memory foam to our already authentic, high-density foam for an enhanced level of comfort.
worried about wearing or sleepind under these comforters that i washed in high heat and WITH the foam if contaminant?
Also wanted to say we are trying to sanatize a couch and loveseat and recliner for possible MRSA and was going to bleach it, and maybe use a steamer to it, would that be bad? it would be done outside
So besides the problem we may face with cleaning the couch, im wondering if my clothing that i washed with the foam ect is ok to use or is contaminated etc. i have questions above on each as well.
Also when you said there may be a problem, what kind of problem in any of this would i get into? for example, what precautions, what do i need to do to make it better, or what should i "not" do.
Thanks I read somewhere that it could live on some surfaces for up to 3 months but didnt seem like the sources I read online were very confident. Do you know which surfaces it lives the longest? Its been 17 days.