Mold grows on clothes that are damp or wet. This includes clothing that is damp from washing without drying, and clothes that become wet from perspiration. To prevent mold growth, one should dry the laundry immediately a... More »

Mold grows when its spores float through the air and land on damp surfaces. Outdoors mold serves a natural function, helping to break down fallen leaves, twigs and even whole trees. Indoors, however, mold is capable of c... More »

Mold grows on fruit by infecting the fruit with spores that develop filamentous roots that sink below the surface of the fruit. These roots steal nutrients from the fruit and are often not visible to the naked eye. The p... More »

To clean mildew stains from fabric, begin by brushing off any mold or mildew on the item. Most mildew stains come out after moistening the stain and washing the item using laundry soap and water. Tougher stains may requi... More »

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Wet towels typically smell bad because they have become a breeding ground for germs, mildew and mold. As these organisms grow in the warm, moist environment of a wet towel, they emanate a smell. This occurs especially wh... More »

To safely remove mold from cloth, take the item outside, brush off as much mold as possible, soak the cloth in a water and vinegar solution, pretreat mold stains with a borax cleaning solution, and wash as normal. Dry th... More »

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To remove gum from clothing, rub ice over the gum until the gum hardens, then scrape to remove the debris. You will need ice, a freezer bag and a blunt-edged knife. Gum can be removed from most clothing in about 30 minut... More »

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