How To Clean Mold From Clothing

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How To Clean Mold From Clothing

Mold on your clothing needs to be removed and treated properly. Mold is not good whether it be inside your home or on personal belongings. Comprehensive Mold Management recommends the following to treat clothing (Non-Dry Cleaning):

Items Required:
·         2 Cups of 20 Mule Team Borax
·         4 Gallons of Water
·         Tub (Bathtub/Sink or Container to soak)

  1. Mix together the borax and water. Let dissolve fully.
  2. Place the clothing in the solution and make sure that it is fully saturated.
  3. Allow for the clothing to soak for 30 minutes.
  4. Launder your clothing as normal.

·         If stains remain on your clothing, then you can use Chlorine (Whites) Non-Chlorine Bleach (Colors) (DO NOT use bleach to remove mold from your home). If the staining still remains after using bleach, then you will need to throw away that piece of clothing.
·         Dry Cleaning – Clothing that is dry clean only should be taken to your local dry cleaner, as they have processes to take care of the mold.

Clothing and smaller items/areas can be treated by the owner. However, if mold is growing inside of your home, be sure to contact a professional. 

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