Once mold and mildew grow on your pillow, they can make your sleep more uncomfortable. Moreover, they can be the cause of some diseases.
So, you need to find a way to dispose of them immediately.
Let me show you some tips can help you to kill mold as well as remove mildew effectively and safely.
Now, it is time to find out what they are!
Place Your Pillow Under The Sunray
Mildew and mold spores grow in a dark and damp environment, so the sun and fresh air can decrease their growth, even eliminate them. It would help if you directly place your damped pillow under the sunlight until it is completely dried. Also, if you want to get rid of your pillow wit mold spores, you should dry it under the sunlight and use a stiff bristle brush to brush the surface of your pillow off before treating fabric.
1. Use Versatile Vinegar
Versatile Vinegar is a safe substance that can be used to remove black mildew stains as well as killing all the mold spores living on your pillow.
You need to use plain vinegar and half water before applying it to mildew stains. Also, with some hard-to-clean stains, you have to make the mixture of scrub gently, a damp sponge, and baking soda. Then, use the washing machine to wash your pillow (if the label shows it can be washed using washing machines), and dry it outside.
After the pillow dries, the vinegar smell will disappear.
2. Use Lemony Fresh
Lemon juice and salt can also bring about fantastic result in removing mold and mildew on your pillow. Well, you can make a natural and safe mildew remover by combining salt and lemon juice.
Everything you need to do is to use a sponge and scrub gently on the stain until it is no longer visible. Also, you can use the side of a lemon as a scrubber, then rub it directly onto your pillow. Finally, wash your pillow following the label instructions, and then dry it thoroughly.
3. Use Brightening With Borax
The combination of ½ cup of borax and 2 cups of hot water can also be a natural laundry booster and mold killer.
First, you have to dip a sponge in the above mixture and scrub it on the stain. To the mix works well, you should wait for several hours. When the stain has disappeared, let’s wash your pillow according to the label instructions. If the mold and mildew are still visible , wash it again.
Note: A helpful advice for you is to use gloves to protect your hands’ skin . Also, don’t allow your pets to go nearly.
4. Use Deep Cleaning Bleach
When washing your pillow in hot water, you can add a ½ cup of bleach to remove mildew stains and kill mold. Meanwhile, with some challenging stains, you also need to apply strong laundry bleach on it and soak for about 30 minutes before washing in the machine.
If the label shows that your pillow cannot be cleaned using washing machines , you can wait for 1 hour. Then, use a cloth dampened with soapy water to rub up the stain until the bleach is got rich of. Finally, you have to wash and dry it thoroughly.
Remember to complete this task in a well-ventilated place, use gloves, and keep deep cleaning bleach away from your children.
5. Wash Your Pillow In Hot Water
If the mold and mildew on your pillow are new and easy to remove, you only need to use the hot water. You can add a little soap into the hot water, and stir the mixture. Then, throw your pillow into the mix, and leave it there for several times. Then take it out and wash it, the mold and mildew will completely disappear.
I have tried some of the above solutions and discovered that all works well to remove the mold and mildew. I only have to spend little time on these, yet can get a fantastic result.
Also, I hope that they will be useful to you! Good luck!