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Say Goodbye to Mold Stains: A Step-by-Step Guide to Removing Mold from Clothing and Fabrics

5/17/2023 (Permalink)

Mold stains on clothing and fabrics can be unsightly and difficult to remove. Not only do they look unpleasant, but they can also cause secondary damages. In this blog, we will discuss how to remove mold stains from clothing and fabrics.

Treat the Stain Immediately

The key to removing mold stains is to treat them as soon as you notice them. Mold stains can spread quickly, so it's important to act fast. As soon as you see a mold stain, take the item of clothing or fabric to a well-ventilated area.

Brush off Excess Mold

Use a soft-bristled brush to remove any excess mold from the surface of the clothing or fabric. Be gentle to avoid spreading the mold spores further. SERVPRO has professional mold remediation experience and equipment to ensure mold is taken care of in the proper manner to reduce the spread.

Soak in a Solution of Vinegar and Water

If you are looking for a DIY solution to removing mold or mildew from your home or business, use this mixer. Mix equal parts of white vinegar and water in a bowl or basin. Soak the clothing or fabric in the solution for at least an hour. If the stain is particularly stubborn, you can leave it to soak overnight. If the stain is not removed, you can use a mold remediation to company to assist.

Wash the Item in Hot Water

After soaking, wash the item in hot water with a heavy-duty detergent. Use the hottest water setting recommended for the fabric. This will help to kill any remaining mold spores and remove the stain.

Dry in Sunlight

Hang the item of clothing or fabric out to dry in direct sunlight. Sunlight has natural bleaching properties that can help to remove any remaining mold stains.

Repeat if Necessary

If the stain is still visible after the first attempt, repeat the process until the stain is completely gone.

In conclusion, removing mold stains from clothing and fabrics requires immediate action and a few simple steps. Brush off excess mold, soak in a solution of vinegar and water, wash in hot water with a heavy-duty detergent, dry in sunlight, and repeat if necessary. By following these steps, you can remove mold stains from your clothing and fabrics and prevent secondary damages associated with mold.

Mold can spread quick and leave secondary damages to your property, give SERVPRO a call at the first sign of damage to help with mold remediation.  Our team has the experience and expertise to restore your items back to pre loss conditions.

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