Mold can easily grow on your clothes and fabrics, especially if humidity levels are too high, as they can be in water-damage situations. Let's face it, most clothing is stored in closets or drawers where there is little light or air circulation. Mold thrives in darker areas with little air movement. Add some excess moisture and BINGO, you have the perfect condition for mold growth.
If your clothing or fabrics are made out of cotton or another type of natural fiber, such as wool or silk, they are excellent breeding grounds for mold if excess moisture is present for 24 hours or longer. The same can be said for leather shoes.
Products to Aid In Mold Removal
• Baking soda
Make sure to double check clothing labels before using any oxidizing agent such as bleach or “oxiclean” because of the risk of fading.
Always fill your washing machine with water and detergent before adding any oxidizing agent
Washing Your Clothing and Fabrics
If you see mold in your home, or smell a musty odor in a closet or in the basement, call Dragon Restoration's mold remediation experts at
(937) 371-3416. We will inspect your areas of concern for free, with no obligation on your part.