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Beware Warm Weather Brings Mold and Mildew
Pollen is infiltrating Hampton Roads
, a clear sign that the weather is changing and temperatures are getting warmer. With warmer weather there is a higher risk for your clothes to acquire mold or mildew.
Many different fabrics run the risk of growing mildew or mold stains in the hot weather. Cotton, linen, nylon, polyester, acrylics and rayon fabrics are all susceptible to mildew and mold.
The increase of rain that comes with spring weather and increased humidity levels create a perfect mixture for mold and mildew to grow on clothes in storage and in dark damp areas in your home.
Mildew smells musty and is very noticeable on your clothing. Mildew spots can vary in color including black, grey, brown, yellow and even red. On clothes the mildew can be permanently damaging.
Here are a few household tricks to remove mildew and mold
stains and smells from your clothing.
If you need back-up in your fight to remove mildew and mold from your clothing contact Mark Pressed4Time for a solution that works for your clothes, time and wallet.image credit: by JASE Group on flickr
- Create a paste like texture with Oxiclean and powder detergent and place the paste on the stain. After rubbing the paste on the stain, rinse the paste away with cold water.
- Wrap your clothes that wreck of the smell of mildew or mold in a newspaper for a few days. The newspaper will help absorb the smell. Do not use on light colored garments as the ink form the paper may leak to your clothes.
- If it is a tough stain, use a toothbrush to gingerly brush the stain away.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 written by Mark Pressed4Time
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