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I am looking for the most effective way of wiping out, killing, destroying, and dissipating mold. I read that it's not possible to entirely rid it, but I want to come as close as possible. Specifically, it's for mold that has grown onto clothing, and I am looking for the most effective NON-BLEACH alternative to kill all mold from clothing, using the laundry machine option.
Now, I am looking for something that will do more than a cosmetic effect, of merely removing the stain/appearance or the smell of the mold. I need it to both kill and remove as many of the invisible spores as possible, and as many species of it as possible. This is due to the fact that my doctor has advised me that I have a high sensitivity to mold, so I need it completely rid of the mold, or as close as possible, to being rid. Looking for some way to avoid actually throwing out the clothes as a response.
I've done some googling, and found some very good non-bleach options, but the question they did not answer was which was the most effective. They just listed some options that were "very good".

For example, vinegar is commonly stated as killing 82% of species of mold. I'd like to find something or a combination of things that will kill the other 18%, or possibly do the entire 100% by itself, if possible. Perhaps a combination of elements will do the job.
Through my research, these are the most common non-bleach alternatives I listed below. My question is - which one - or which combination will yield the highest results in wiping out all mold ? Also, is it safe to combine any, or possibly all of the items below, without any risk of some weird chemical reaction ?
Again, reminder - looking for non-bleach options. Thanks

- Borax
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Vinegar
- Baking Soda
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Oxy Clean
- Tea Tree Oil
- Lemon Juice
 

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Speaking from the experience of spending 6 of 12 months in a hospital a few years back from black mold exposure, get a mold test kit to determine the type before you go about treating or removing it.

The reason? The only thing that gets rid of black mold is removing the wall or floor section that it's on. Nothing, not bleach or cleaner will get rid of it. I made that mistake, it spread behind the wall while I was unaware, and crept into the attic, floorboards and ventilation system and almost killed me.

Black mold can kill you even if you aren't sensitive to it, but it's sneaky because it can take years to develop. The end result of my problem was removing 3 full walls from the house, gutting all of the insulation, removing and replacing the a-frame and roof, removing multiple studs from the house, replacing the entire bathroom, and recarpeting and reflooring the entire house upstairs and down. Then it was unliveable for a week while 4 giant dehumidifiers were used to dry it all out. I accrued a hospital bill of over $250,000 and the cost of the repair of the house was about half of that. The beauty? I was a renter, the problem was caused by the landlord's failure to repair a leak in the roof that I reported multiple times. It all started with a drip. Since I was a renter, the owner had to cover all costs. A week after work was done, I was told to get the **** out :laugh:

Getting mold out of clothes in theory isn't hard, you've listed the best options, but the stain will not go away.
 

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All black mold is black, but not all mold that is black in color is black mold. Also, black mold is usually caused by natural water as opposed to tap water. If you have a leaky pipe that causes mold growth, it's usually not black mold, but if it's caused from a leak in the roof, it's almost always black mold. The only way to be certain is to get a test kit, and they sell them at all hardware and home improvement stores. Wear gloves and a face mask if you're going to be taking samples though, it's wicked stuff. There is no way to know what kind of mold it is just from looking at it.

Oh, if it is black mold, don't bother with cleaners, bleach, etc. they do nothing against black mold, full removal is required. Also, if it's just on clothing and not on anything else, it's usually mildew instead of mold.
 

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