Monday, September 12, 2011

How to Eliminate the Musty Smell On Your Wool Coat?

  Wool clothing that has been improperly maintained are likely to develop a musty odor. These odors are only unpleasant, but they are also a sign of mildew or mold presence. In that case you have to take immediate actions to remove a musty odor from a wool coat to prevent mildew or mold from spreading throughout your closet and home. If the odor is still there after airing the coat out, eliminating the musty odor can be done through basic home laundering -- unless the coat is labeled dry clean only.
Learn how to achieve better cleaning results by using the following professional cleaning services London tips on how to handle the musty smell problem:

As a start hang the wool coat outdoors or in a place with good air circulation, such as an outdoor clothesline, to let the coat to air out. By doing that you will remove many, but unfortunately not all, lingering smells.
Read the care instructions label on the coat. If it is dry clean only, you will need to take it to a professional cleaner. Wool coats that can be hand or machine washed can be treated for smells at home.
Next, start washing the coat as directed, either by hand or in a washing machine. Pour about two tablespoonfuls of white vinegar to the wash cycle.
Let the coat to dry fully on a flat surface. If the musty smell persists, wash your item again with vinegar. Repeat until the smell disappears.
Check the coat to be sure that it is completely dry before returning it to your closet to prevent the smell from returning.
Keep your wool coat fresh smell by hanging on a padded hanger. Let it sit for about 24 hours between each wearing.
Professional cleaning services London wish you good cleaning results!


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