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Once things have become mouldy are they ruined forever?

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AmIWhatAndWhy Mon 11-Aug-08 17:26:34

I ask in desperation.

We've clearly had a long time leak through our roof which we've only just discovered (wet smelly drips on my face in the night, nice)

I had stacks of clothes and bedlinen stored in the loft until we move to a bigger house and so far at least half are thick with mould.

I'm annoyed I didn't pack them better and really hope I can salvage them. Is it true that the 'spores' will just keep on renewing no matter what you do.

MsHighwater Tue 12-Aug-08 00:10:23

Wouldn't think so. Wash them at the hottest temp they'll stand.

S1ur Tue 12-Aug-08 00:14:04

IME I have never managed to get mould out, but I do have limited experience. At hottest temp, I don't think they'll continue to multiple but they may well have stained already. I betcha there's a clever chemical cleaning solution to getting rid though... Have you googled?

KristinaM Tue 12-Aug-08 00:19:37

i have never managed to get teh stains out but teh mould doesnt go on growing

chipmonkey Tue 12-Aug-08 01:10:34

Apparently leaving them out in the sun ( ha! what sun?) helps to kill the mould. I also found rubbing Milton fluid on the inner lining of a cool-bag removed stains caused by mould but obviously you couldn't do that with a coloured fabric unless you love the tie-dye look!

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