Black People : Household Hints: How to get Mold out of Clothes and Fabric

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    How to get Mold out of Clothes and Fabric
    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.

    Products to Remove Mold from Clothes
    There are quite a few solutions you can wash moldy clothes in to get rid of the mold. Some good ones include:


    Tips for Removing Mold from Clothes

    There are a few general tips when it comes to removing mold from clothes. One is that 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. The sun has a natural bleaching effect that can also help to fade mold stains.



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    This is totally one of my favorites! White vinegar saved my suede boots after mold grew on them from being in my basement. Just use a spray bottle to saturate the suede or leather.

    How to Remove Mold from Clothes with Vinegar
    Vinegar kills 82% of mold species and can usually kill the mold growing on clothes. Vinegar will also remove the moldy smell from the clothes.

    How to wash your clothes with vinegar:

    1. To kill mold on your clothes using vinegar, put your clothes in the washing machine along with detergent and let the machine fill with water.
    2. Then add about a cup or two of vinegar to your washing.
    3. Let the washing machine run through its cycle as normal.

    Alternatively, soak clothes in vinegar:

    1. Let your clothes soak in a solution of one cup of white vinegar in a bucket of water for about an hour.
    2. After soaking, wash the clothes with laundry detergent in your washing machine to wash away the mold and vinegar.
    3. You might need to repeat the process to remove all the traces of mold and any moldy smell from your clothes.

    How to Prevent Mold on Clothes

    If you have mold growing on your clothes it's probably because you left them in a damp pile for a few days or more. Every time you wash your clothes you should hang them on the line or dry them in the drier as soon as you can. Clothes that have been washed and then left wet for a day or more are at risk of mold starting to grow on them.

    The same applies for clothes that have gotten sweaty or wet from you wearing them. Don't throw wet clothes in the hamper where they'll sit for days until you do the washing. Hang sweaty clothes somewhere where they can air out first. Do the same for wet swimming gear. Towels should also be hung up to dry after they've been used. If you have sweaty shoes you might also want to let them air outside on the doorstep or some other place before putting them away.

    Not only might mold grow on wet clothes but moisture from the clothing can really increase the humidity in your home which can lead to mold growth in your house. Another related tip is to vent the clothes drier outside or at least ventilate the room where the drier is so that the moisture from drying clothes doesn't get released into the air in your house.

    For more ways to prevent mold growing in your home visit Prevent Mold.
     
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