Sofa mould discovery
November 8, 2010 8:59 AM Subscribe
Where did the mould on my sofa cushions come from, and how can I be sure it won't come back?
posted by anonymous to home & garden (3 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I recently started sneezing and getting itchy eyes. After some investigating, we found that the front edge of the sofa cushions contained mould *under* the covers. I'm really not sure how this could have happened - there is no mould anywhere else. The covers themselves were fine.
We've thrown away the sofa cushions and ordered new ones, but kept the covers since they cannot be replaced. The covers are at the dry cleaners since they cannot be washed ("do not wash" is written on the tag).
Will the chemicals used for dry cleaning the covers stop it coming back?
If not, I have read about borax - should I put the covers in that, or does that go against the "do not wash" rule? Will it discolour the covers or make it smell bad?