Whether it’s the sticky summer weather, or never-ending downpours, we know mould may be on your radar. And while there’s a common misconception that any fabric with mould is tarnished, there’s no need to toss out your favourite clothes and linen.
With our simple cleaning solutions and modern laundry appliances, now you can revive your mouldy clothes to ensure you’re extending the life of your garments and holding onto the clothes you love.
Behold, the steps you can take to remove mould from your fabrics.
1. Old-school cleaning combos do the trick to remove mould on clothes
Go back to basics with traditional cleaning combinations. Mix 1-2 cups of vinegar, baking soda and water together in a bucket or bowl before immersing your mouldy clothes. Soak them for an hour or longer depending on the level of mould and scrub the spots with a brittle tool or toothbrush.
By ensuring you’re taking this step before placing the clothes into the washing machine, not only agitates the mould but now you can avoid any spores from spreading.
2. Make sure your washing machine is ready for the challenge
Once your clothes are soaked in the solution, place them into your washing machine. Add your preferred detergent and a drizzle of anti-bacterial washing solution before starting. We recommend using the PlusHygiene function of our 10kg EasyCare Front Load Washer (WWF1044M7WA) to neutralise 99.9% of selected common household bacteria1 and avoid further mould spread.
By ensuring your washing machine is up-to-date with modern technology, you’re guaranteed an effective cleaning of even the harshest mould. Our new features PreMix+ technology to effectively blend detergent with water before pressure spraying it onto your clothes to ensure you’re receiving a thorough clean for your mouldy clothes at a cooler temperature.
3. Dry in the sun to avoid further mould on your fabrics
To assist in neutralising any further mould or bacteria, dry your clothes in the sun. Leaving your mould-affected items in the sun for 1-2 hours after washing will dissipate mould spores and any remaining mildew smells.
To prevent mould completely, try using moisture absorbers in your cupboards or drawers where there is more moisture. Cleaning your wardrobe and being aware of what’s being left behind is essential to avoid any further mould damage to garments you have tucked away.
1Tested on certain harmful allergens and germs: K. pneumoniae, P. aeruginosa, S. aureus