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Mold Can Get in Your Clothes

Water damage can cause a lot of stress for you and your family. Pipes can burst, humidity can collect in areas, and other things can happen. Mold can grow from these damaged areas if left alone for too long. Any type of water can deteriorate and make a prime environment for mold to grow.

Walls, floors, attics, and basements are prime areas for mold to grow, but mold can also grow in clothing. If you leave your moist clothes in the washer for a long period of time, they can grow mold. Detergent doesn’t mean very much, considering water deteriorates over time, as said above.

At Damage Control 911, there are a few tips to clean your clothes if they get mold in them. It can’t be removed by normal detergents. You have to use cleaners like bleach, borax, or special mold-killing detergents that contain these things. A mixture of baking soda and vinegar can help, but you may have to put them through that sort of wash a few times to get the mold fully out.

Mold is not something you want in your home and it can spread through your home if you leave dirty or wet clothes in different areas. Always clean your clothes fully instead of letting them set in your hamper or washer for too long.