Mould can be so annoying. Picture yourself rushing for work and you realize that your choice of clothing for the day has colored mould patches. For others, they find out when they are already on the way. Imagine the embarrassment this scenario can bring! To avoid all that you need to know what causes mould, how you can stop its growth, and the preventive measures you can take against it.
What causes moulds?
Mould develops fast if the wardrobe is tightly pressed directly against the wall. Mould also develops when you keep damp clothes inside your wardrobe thinking that they will dry from there. Doing this prepares the ground fertile for mould to breed and yield. You should know that damp and dark environments like the wardrobe are the perfect conditions for mould growth.
How can you stop mould growth?
By using white vinegar. Mould must be treated with an equal mixture of vinegar and water. This helps to remove the external layer of the mould and any existing black filtrate. You just have to dip a piece of clothing in the solution and wipe gently over the effected surface with a sponge.
After a few wipes, the cloth looks as if the mould has totally disappeared. This can be an illusion since the mould can breed further deep into the cloth. To encounter this, you have to use pure vinegar and then hang the cloth on a wire to dry.
Your wardrobe too has to be inspected for any traces of mould. To clean the wardrobe surface, just apply some cold water and after some time dry with a soft towel. Do not rush to put back the clothes for fear that they will get in contact with the wet surface of the wardrobe.
How can you prevent mould growth?
Do not hang wet or half-dried clothes in the wardrobe. As we observed earlier, damp clothes in a dark environment like the wardrobe favors the quick breeding of mould. Even before placing your clothes in the wardrobe, ensure that it is completely dry.
Avoid overloading the wardrobe to an extent that there isn't enough space for air circulation among the clothes. Mould can develop from the grits of one cloth and then to another and within a short time, all clothes are affected.
As you have read, it is pretty simple and takes less time to stop mould from afflicting awful patches on your favorite clothes. It's also good not to wait until you pick your suit or blouse to rush somewhere, take the initiative and inspect all your clothing and wardrobe. It pays off in the future!