OOPS! You neglected your sweaty workout clothes in that pile at the bottom of your closet and now they have a persistent, lingering mold smell! Or, you let your pile of slightly-damp dish towels go unwashed for one day too long. Whether you have a problem with a bad odor or unsightly mold patches on your favorite dish towels, Maid Right has three ways that will get mold stains out of just about anything.

The first and best way to get mold stains out is to prevent them. Don’t let your wet laundry pile up in your hamper and stay on top of your chores. If you’re too busy to keep up with laundry, consider hiring a professional cleaning service so you aren’t dealing with mold.

But if you’re reading this, you’re probably past the point of prevention. These three methods to get rid of mold are highly effective but can also cause serious problems if you’re not careful.

Method 1: Bleach

  • Start your washing machine with your mold-riddled clothing as you normally would.
  • Once the machine has filled with water, pour in a cup of bleach and let the rest of the cycle run.
  • If you see that the fabric color starts to fade, remove immediately and rinse thoroughly.

Method 2: More Bleach

  • Soak clothes in a solution that is one-part bleach to two parts water.
  • Leave for no longer than three hours.
  • Wash normally.

If bleach worries you too much, substitute vinegar for a gentler but still-effective mold-cleansing formula.

Method 3: Borax

  • Dissolve half a cup of Borax in one cup of very hot water
  • Add it to the washing machine during its normal cycle.
  • Wash normally.

Borax is the most effective method for getting out mold smells. Also known as sodium borate, Borax is a natural alternative to harsh chemical formulas. Just make sure to use it as prescribed on the box so you avoid any risk of injuring yourself.

And if you’re too worried or unsure how to get rid of mold, there’s no task big or small that Maid Right can’t handle! Give us a call to help you handle your everyday messes: (855) 957-1278.