Clean mildew by vacuuming the item, cleaning the surface with a rubbing alcohol solution, placing the item in the sun and spraying it with disinfectant. You need a vacuum, baking soda, a cloth, rubbing alcohol, warm water, a sponge, a fan and disinfectant to complete the process.Continue Reading
Sprinkle baking soda on the item to help neutralize the odor. Let the baking soda sit for a few minutes, then vacuum it off. Immediately empty the vacuum bag to keep the mildew spores from spreading.
In a container, mix 1 cup warm water and 1 cup rubbing alcohol.
Dip a cloth in the cleaning solution. Sponge the mildewed item with the rag, and thoroughly clean the stained area.
For tougher stains, mix a few drops of dishwashing liquid into a container of warm water. Scrub the mildew stains with the soapy solution.
Dampen a sponge with clean water. Rinse off the item by sponging away both the alcohol and soapy solutions.
Place the item in the sun to dry it quickly. If this is not an option, turn on a table fan, and point it at the damp item.
Spray the item with disinfectant to kill any remaining mildew.