When clothes smell damp, you know you’ve got a problem on your hands. Not only do you need to do something about the cause of the smell, but you also need to work out how to remove mildew smell from clothes. We’ve taken on the challenge for you, so all you need to do is check out the article below to find out restore your clothes to wearable freshness.
What Produces Mildew Smell in Clothes?
There are a few possible reasons clothes can smell damp:
- You have left wet clothes sitting in the washing machine for a period of time before hanging them up to dry.
- If clothes come out of the machine smelling of mildew, the washer needs to be cleaned.
- You have used too much detergent and the build-up is preventing the clothes from being cleaned properly.
- You have put clean clothes away before they are completely dry.
- You have stored clean dry clothes in a damp environment.
It isn’t always easy to control where you store your clothes, particularly if you only have room to hang up seasonal garments. But when it comes to washing and drying your clothes, there are a few adjustments you can make to ensure they stay smelling fresh:
- Remove wet clothes from the washing machine as soon as it is finished and hang them out to dry.
- Regularly run your washing machine (while empty) on a hot cycle (adding vinegar to the soap tray) to keep the inside of your machine mold-free.
- Check the label on the detergent and adjust the amount you use accordingly.