Mold growth on clothing isn't uncommon when dealing with a pervasive mold issue in a closet or bedroom. In terms of knowing what steps to take, as well as what clothing is salvageable, it depends on the level of growth. The following is a list of useful tools that every homeowner can implement when discovering mold growth on their clothing:
Moldy clothing can generally be salvageable as long as there isn't physical damage to the item of clothing. Alternatively, it may be worth having an inspector conduct a surface test on the item(s) in question to also determine the type of mold that is on the clothing.
The author of our microbial blog is Fareed Nazaryfar. He holds a Master's degree in Environmental and Petroleum Geochemistry from Newcastle University (United Kingdom). He is also a Certified Mold Inspector, as well as an Environmental Manager-holding an ISO 14001 certification in Environmental Management.
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