Clothes are an essential part of our lives. Some clothes are cheap, and some are on the expensive side. But no matter their cost or who you are or where you live (in Exton, PA, perhaps?), you need them to protect your body from the elements. It can be devastating if you have to throw away a favorite shirt or dress, particularly after you discover mold on it while going through the water damage restoration process. Mold can begin growing within 24 hours of water damage occurring. How do you salvage clothing to save yourself time and money? How do you go about the process without losing your clothing?
Scrub the Mold Stain and Pre-soak
Before you do anything else, scrub the mold stain to make sure you can remove at least some of it before the real cleaning process begins. Some people use bleach or white vinegar, while others prefer soap. Don’t scrub too hard or you could make it more difficult to remove the stain. A gentle rubbing with a toothbrush should do the trick.
Wash in Hot Water
Mold removal can be difficult, which is why you should wash your damaged clothing in hot water that will help kill mold spores. But, first, make sure your clothing can handle the hot water. Always be sure to read the clothing labels before washing.
Dry in the Sun
To ensure your clothes recover after you have water damage restoration performed in your home, avoid using a clothes dryer. Instead, put your clothing out to dry under the hot sun. This strategy is another good way to kill mold spores before they have a chance to spread.
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