What is the cost of removing the fiberglass released in your house by a mattress?

By Treven Pyles

Posted on July 18th, 2021

By now, more and more people are becoming aware of the danger of fiberglass in the Zinus, Ashley, and Nectar mattresses. However, in the unfortunate event that your home was contaminated with fiberglass released by your mattress, you may wonder how much it costs to have it professionally removed from your house.

The fiberglass contamination a mattress whose outer cover was removed can cause may be extreme, as fiberglass is made of tiny particles that can easily attach themselves to belongings such as furniture, bedding, and clothes. Unfortunately, because all Zinus and some Ashley and Nectar mattresses are defective in that they have a zipper on their outer cover that indicates to consumers that it is safe to take it off, numerous people had the misfortune of experiencing fiberglass contamination in their homes. If you are also in this dire situation, you may wonder what the cost of fiberglass cleanup is.

While the sum of money you will have to pay for fiberglass removal depends on many factors, you can find important information about it below. Another essential aspect you should keep in mind is that if your property was damaged by fiberglass, our attorneys can help you join the lawsuit that is currently pending against the company so that you can obtain the financial compensation that will cover the cost of fiberglass removal.

What is the cost of having the fiberglass professionally removed from your home?

Firstly, if you experienced property damage as a result of a Zinus, Ashley, or Nectar mattress releasing fiberglass in your house, you must not attempt to clean up your home on your own under any circumstances, as you may actually worsen the extent of the contamination. Instead, you should hire a licensed, professional team to carry out this job for you. Depending on the extent of the damage and the size of your house, the cost of the cleanup ranges between $2,000 and $10,000. For many families, this means a fortune, which is another reason why they are highly advised to join the class-action lawsuit against the company, as they will most likely obtain financial compensation if they work with a knowledgeable and competent lawyer.

The damage the fiberglass in a defective mattress may cause to your house can be tremendous, and the fact that some families ended up homeless due to the uninhabitable condition of their homes is a sad reality. Many of the clients whose cases we have taken up so far involve homelessness and the family being needed to get rid of most if not all of their belongings. While the idea of giving up everything you own because of fiberglass contamination may sound far-fetched, sometimes, if the extent of contamination is extreme, you have no other option left. We cannot stress enough the importance of joining the lawsuit to recover at least a part of your financial resources.

If you decide to be a plaintiff in the lawsuit against Zinus or file a claim with Ashley or Nectar, you will recover compensation for the following:

  • injuries: usually, if fiberglass was released in your bedroom by a mattress, you will most likely suffer one or more injuries, such as shards of glass becoming embedded in your skin, allergic reactions, or skin rashes
  • property damage: the ability of fiberglass to contaminate your living space should not be underestimated, as for numerous families, it resulted in homelessness, which is why, if the mattress released fiberglass in one or more rooms of your home, you will also receive compensation to cover up the cleanup costs

The company will also be held accountable for the following:

  • product defect: while Zinus, Ashley, and Nectar mattresses have a label that advises consumers against removing the outer cover of the product, the outer cover of the mattress still has a zipper, which indicates that it is not dangerous to remove it for laundering
  • failure to warn: Zinus had been aware of the issue of fiberglass contamination long before releasing a warning when a consumer asked on their website, "Can I wash my Zinus mattress cover?" and the manufacturer replied, "Our mattresses are self-contained wonder delivery systems! Removing the mattress cover could jeopardize that system. The mattress cover isn't washable, and removing it could inhibit the fire safety barrier, so please always leave the cover on."

Our specialized attorneys will provide you with quality legal assistance

If you or your family were injured by the fiberglass released in your home by a Zinus, Ashley, or Nectar mattress, we strongly advise you to take legal action against the responsible company. Not only will doing so help you recover financial compensation for your injuries and property damage, but it will also hold the company liable for negligence. Our attorneys, who have over 25 years of experience, will make the legal process as easy as possible for you, and you are bound to obtain the maximum compensation available if you choose to work with our law firm.