Mold is a microscopic fungus that breeds preferably in a warm and humid environment. Neoplasms on the fabric are gray, green and black. The darker the composition, the deeper the mold ingrained into the fabric structure. If you notice a fungus on a favorite thing, do not rush to throw the product. We have collected for you a collection of effective methods that perfectly combat odor and remove stains from the affected areas.
The causes of mold
- incorrect storage (insulated bags / boxes, damp rooms / cabinets);
- improper drying;
- contact with the affected product.
Effective ways to remove mold
Onion and lemon
Peel 2 large onions, chop them in a blender to make porridge. Squeeze the juice of 2 lemons, skip through the meat grinder. Combine all components in a homogeneous mass. Spread out the product on a flat surface, apply the gruel on the affected areas locally, cover the top with food film or a bag. Leave on for 25-30 minutes, then remove the mixture. Send the product to the machine, add more powder and conditioner, set the desired temperature mode (see the label on the inside of the product). Do not worry about the smell of onions, lemon neutralizes it completely. Dry clothes in the open air.
Milk and borax
The method is good in that it is suitable for delicate fabrics. Combine in equal quantities (50 gr.) Nonfat milk, borax powder, vinegar and lemon juice. Apply the mixture to separate areas, cover with food film, wait 40 minutes. After time, blot the composition with cosmetic discs, wash the thing with your hands several times.
In specialized stores sold universal bleach, which is suitable for all types of fabrics and any color clothing. The most common are "Vanish" and "Domestos". On the back of the product indicated the exact time of exposure and the amount of application of the drug. The technology is quite simple: cover the affected tissue, wait a certain time, then do a hand or machine wash.
Oddly enough, the microscopic fungus can be removed using fermented milk products (kefir, yogurt). Apply a large amount of product to the area with mold, leave for 7-10 hours. After that, rinse the thing with your hands, evaluate the result. If necessary, repeat the procedure, complete removal of the fungus by machine wash.
The technique is designed to remove mold from the surface of colored and white things. To prepare the solution, rub on a grater half a bar of laundry soap (the concentration of the active substance should be in the range of 60-72%), then pour chips with 1.3 liters of warm water. Stir, wait for dissolution, soak the thing, leave for half an hour. For the treatment of white things, it is recommended to increase the amount of soap to 2/3 of the bar. After soaking, wash your clothes with your hands or use a typewriter.
a piece of chalk
Mel is famous for its absorbing properties, it is not necessary to prepare the composition using aggressive means. We use dry processing of the fungus, the technique is suitable for cotton products. Rub the chalk on a grater or chop in another convenient way. Sprinkle over the areas affected by mold, cover the top with a landscape sheet. Turn on the iron, wait for heating, then iron the thing for 10 minutes. Shake off the remnants of chalk, place the clothes in the machine and turn on the intensive mode.
Take a test to understand how the fabric will behave. Apply ammonia on a cotton swab, treat a small area, leave for 20 minutes. If everything is normal, proceed to the removal of mold. Cover the affected tissue with a small amount of ammonia, wait 10 minutes. Rinse with clean water. If the result is incomplete, carry out the procedure, observing the exposure time.
The method is suitable for removing mold from white things from natural fibers, which are amenable to high-temperature processing. The Perox, Whiteness, Domestos bleachers have proven themselves well. To prepare the solution, dilute the bleach at the rate of 30 ml. 1.2 liters of cold water. Put on the stove and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Upon completion of the procedure, you must immediately remove the product and wash it in a typewriter with the addition of bleaching powder. Drying after using chlorine-containing products should be carried out on a balcony away from direct sunlight.
Do not confuse acetic essence with acetic acid solution, they have completely different concentrations. In order to remove the mold by this method, you will need table vinegar, in which the concentration of the active substance does not exceed 9%. Pour 1 liter of warm water into the basin, pour in 45 ml. vinegar and 25 ml. glycerin, soak clothes, wrap the container with food film, wait 25 minutes. You can also process the item locally, while it is necessary to increase the exposure time by 5-10 minutes. After soaking, rub the clothes with tar or household soap and send them to the machine. Dry in the shade in the fresh air.
The tool is available in liquid form in the form of an alcohol solution. To prepare the composition for removing mold, it is necessary to dilute 35 ml. boric acid in 1 liter of water, then apply the tool to certain areas of the product. If a large area is affected, soak the whole thing. Leave for 1 hour, then lock the clothes with your hands and rinse in a typewriter. Boric acid not only removes mold, it penetrates deep into the structure of the tissue, preventing further development of the fungus. If the result is incomplete, repeat the manipulation.
Moisten a cosmetic swab in turpentine, wipe the areas infected with mold. Sprinkle on top of baby talc without fragrances or white cosmetic clay. Cover with a sheet of glossy paper, turn on the iron and iron the product for 7-10 minutes. Remove excess from clothes, carry out a machine wash with addition of a conditioner. The method is suitable for white and colored things from any kind of fabric.
After removing the mold, do not allow it to reappear. To do this, follow the practical guidelines for care and storage.
- After you iron your clothes (especially with steam treatment), do not send them immediately to the closet. Wait 15-20 minutes until the product is completely dry.
- Do not rush to put clothes in the chest, for a start, make sure the shelves are dry.
- Leave space for air circulation in the closet, do not fill it completely.
Before using the above tools, conduct a test on an inconspicuous area of the product, especially for colored, woolen and delicate fabrics. If things dry in the bathroom, which suggests moisture, hang them in the sun or on a dryer in the room.