How to Remove Mold And Mildew Stains From Washable Clothes
Mold can easily grow on clothes and fabric if you have too much moisture in your home. Clothes made of cotton or other organic materials make great food sources for mold and mildew to live on.
There are a few tips to keep in mind when removing mold from clothes:
- It's best to wash your clothes in hot water. Hot water kills mold more effectively than cold water and better removes mold spores and allergens too. Of course make sure you don't use water so hot that it can damage your clothing.
- When you're washing your clothes with a mold killing solution, it's best to wash them through at least two full cycles. Then after your clothes have been washed hang them on the line in the sun. The heat from the sun and the sun's ultraviolet light help to kill mold.
There are quite a few solutions you can wash moldy clothes in to get rid of the mold. Some good ones include:
- Baking soda
- Mold killing detergent
For the full article and a step-by-step explanation of the cleaning process, click here.
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