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Natural, Non-Toxic Cleaner Removes Mold & Mildew Smells From Fabrics — AND Wash Machines

Natural, Non-Toxic Cleaner Removes Mold & Mildew Smells From Fabrics — AND Wash Machines

Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) September 15, 2010

It is a pungent problem that unfortunately happens all-to-commonly in homes across the nation. Towels, clothes and other fabrics can often harbor a serious stench of mold, mildew and fungus that won’t go away no matter how many times they get washed. Now a new product called Smelly Towel Cleaner can remove those odors from fabrics — all in a non-toxic, environmentally-friendly manner. Just a half-teaspoon of Smelly Towel with detergent as a booster will not only remove foul odors, it can also enhance colors and keep towels and clothing looking like new.

 

Invented by a veteran residential appliance repairman, the company’s original product, Smelly Washer Cleaner attacks the moldy wash machine itself — often times the root cause of the mold problem. When it comes to the washing machine, ironically it is a device that can harbor more fungus than any other place in the home. Fungus spores often collect on residue left behind from detergents and fabric softeners and result in a moldy, mildew-like smell. One tablespoon of Smelly Washer powder added to a hot cycle can bring a washer back to a healthy state.

 

Medical experts agree that many fungi and molds can cause serious health problems and should be kept away from sensitive people, the elderly and children. Both Smelly Washer and Smelly Washer will easily remove odor-causing fungus and mold buildup without using harsh chemicals.

 

Smelly Towel & Smelly Washer sell for $ 16.99 per 12 ounce/24 treatment bottle at http://www.smellywasher.com and are also available nationally at stores such as Ace Hardware; Hardware Hank; Do It Best; and many other retailers.

 

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Keep Your Bathroom Mildew Free and Your Family Healthy? Sashco Sealants Tips that Banish Menacing Mildew

Keep Your Bathroom Mildew Free and Your Family Healthy – Sashco Sealants Provides Quick Tips that Banish Menacing Mildew

Brighton, CO (Vocus) March 26, 2008

The term mildew often refers to the more than 100,000 different species of mold or fungus that exist. According to Sashco Sealants , manufacturer of MildewFree Sealant* (http://www.sashco.com), mildew can be found living on a host of different surfaces and particularly thrives on surfaces like shower walls, tubs, bathroom sinks, bathroom windowsills and other areas where moisture and temperature levels are high. Sashco explains that, “Mildew can be transported by air, water, even insects and animals and can be nearly any color – black, orange, green, or white. Mildew can typically be identified by its thin, layered appearance than can quickly coat entire surfaces.”

 

Mildew is not only unsightly and can produce an unpleasant musty odor, but can also pose health risks if not eliminated. Although not necessarily always toxic or poisonous, molds and mildews are virtually inevitable in warm, moist environments like bathrooms. According to a quote by BetterHealthUSA.com, “EPA estimates indicate that 50 to 100 common indoor mold types have the potential for creating health problems.” If members of your family suffer from respiratory infections, asthma, or bronchitis, paying close attention to mildew control is particularly important as exposure to mildew may, in extreme cases, be the principal cause or at least contribute to making symptoms more severe.

 

Several factors can be attributed to bathrooms susceptibly to mildew growth. They are typically relativity small in size, and regularly generate humidity and temperature ranges of 70 – 90 degrees which provide an environment where mildew flourishes. Bathrooms can create a breeding ground for potentially bothersome and definitely unsightly mildew growth. Once mildew growth occurs, it can spread quickly on bathroom walls ceilings, shower tiles, and grout.

 

Don’t despair! With regular maintenance and use of products specially formulated for mildew control, maintaining a mildew free home can be simple. Sashco recommends following these easy steps:

 

1.)    Use a mildew resistant sealant on tubs, showers, and sinks like MildewFree

Sealant* that is guaranteed to prevent mildew growth on the sealant for seven years or Sashco will not only replace the product, but also provide a contractor for re-installation.

2.)    Keep things dry. Wipe shower walls after taking a shower, or dry any excessive moisture from bathroom walls and windows.

3.)    Increase air circulation by opening doors and windows, running a fan, or installing an exhaust fan if necessary.

4.)    Place a box or two of baking soda in damp areas such as under sinks.

5.)    Clean susceptible areas regularly. Surfaces surrounding sinks, shower tiles, tubs, virtually any bathroom surface are highly susceptible to mildew growth and should be scrubbed regularly.

6.)    For deeper cleaning and prevention of mildew, sanitize the area with a household bleach mixture (1:9 bleach to water) to kill any existing mildew. Work the mixture into the joint and scrub well using a scrub brush.

7.)    If excessive mildew growth is already present on tub and tile surfaces, remove old caulking, thoroughly clean with bleach mixture and reapply new, mildew resistant caulking like MildewFree Sealant*.

 

*Cured sealant is mildew resistant.

 

About Sashco Sealants:

Since 1936, from chimney to foundation, Sashco Sealants has been manufacturing high performance caulks and sealants for specific home improvement and repair applications. Sashco’s line of home improvement products includes: Lexel – the first clear caulk in the clear tube; Big Stretch – for doors, windows and siding – won’t crack it just stretches; Mor-Flexx – textured mortar and stucco repair; Through the Roof – clear, flexible, permanent roof repair. Visit http://www.sashco.com

 

Contact:

Sarah Shaffer

Sashco Sealants

303-286-7271

sshaffer @ sashco.com

 

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Mold & Mildew Smell

One of the most common indicators that you may have mold & mildew lurking at home or in your office is the smell. It is very musty and you likely won’t be able to ignore it. If you do the problem will continue to develop and it will be even harder to take care of.

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Since the presence of mold & mildew can also make people sick it is very important to find out what is going on. This way you can come up with a very effective solution to remove it.

The smell of mold & mildew may linger on longer than you like. In many instances you may have to do a second thorough cleaning a week or so later. If the mold & mildew has gotten too bad you will also have to consider replacing part of the wall or sections of carpeting. Do what you can to salvage the original items first but if it can’t be done you will have no choice.

You can definitely use various types of filters and fans to reduce the smell from mold & mildew but it isn’t recommended. Many people think if they can’t smell it they don’t have to deal with it. Yet the spores from the mold and the mildew are going to continue spreading like a wildfire. It can result in too much damage for you to just clean up from. You may end up spending thousands of dollars to get your walls and carpeting redone.

Only after you have removed all of the mold & mildew spores from the area should you consider using fans and ionizers. They can be effective to help get rid of the remaining smell that can linger for a very long time. If you have windows in the area open them to bring in fresh air from outdoors as well. You also want to open curtains so that the natural sunlight can come in. This will help kill off any remaining mold & mildew spores you may have accidentally overlooked.

While the smell of mold & mildew isn’t anything pleasant it at least lets you know you may have a problem to deal with. Pay attention to any new smells like that so you can take care of problems before they turn into something huge.

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