How to safely deal with clothing & linens that have been exposed to Toxic Mold
For clothing & linens (Towels, sheets, bedding, curtains, table cloths & fabric napkins, pillow covers, seat covers, robes, jackets) : all visible moldy fabric is a loss and must be thrown away.
All other clothing & linens under 1/2 inch thick:
NOTE: Washes 1, 2 and 3 apply ONLY to trying to "SAVE ITEMS" from a moldy environment. Washes 1, 2 and 3 should happen "away" from the moldy home and NEVER brought to the new clean space before washing. Ideas are: Laundry mats, outside laundry facilities, garage laundry rooms, someone else's mud room, or....
Submerge and dunk the clothing or linens that DO NOT have visible mold for about one minute. Wring out the clothing as much as possible and quickly transfer them into the large garbage bags. At this point, the mycotoxin has been neutralized, and you can bring them into the new clean environment and wash them in your new laundry room for the 2nd wash of borax.
1st load: AMMONIA (or) Ec3 (or) Remedy
If are are choosing Ec3: Wash clothing the first time using Ec3 and no other detergent. Do not mix ammonia with Ec3. The purpose of using Ec3 in the first load (out of mold) is to neutralize mycotoxin and cut down spore load. Using Ec3 (or) Ammonia are essential because mycotoxin is dangerous.
Citri-Safe has a specific Laundry Detergent just for mold. The new product packaging is called "Remedy" and you can buy it here:
If you are choosing Purebiotics: In the 3rd load wash clothing in 1/4 cup of Purebiotic (Stabiotic Laundry) and no other detergents or chemicals. The purpose of this 3rd load is to kill off any bacteria present from water damaged buildings. Ammonia and Borax do not kill bacteria.
Rotate: Neutralizer & Non-Toxic Laundry Soap
What happens if I have done all of the steps and I am still reacting to my clothing or linens?
If 1, 2 and 3 are not successful and someone is still reacting, this means they are highly sensitive and no amount of washing is going to stop that person from reacting. Only a very small percentage of people STILL react after going through 3 washes and ongoing washing of their clothing and linens. If you are STILL reacting it is advised to throw them all away and buy new clothes.