Mouldy caravan curtains.

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 11:23
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We have mouldy curtains in our van. Does anyone know how and what to wash the
curtains in to get rid of the mould and also to prevent it to happen again ?
We do keep the van ventilated even when in storage in our driveway.
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Jorgen & Lis
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Reply By: member - mazcan - Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 11:30

Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 11:30
hi jorgen s
more imfo please
what type of fabric are they
is the van fitted with aircon
did it happen in the tropical areas
did it occur while the van was closed up for a period
and was the van interior thoroughly dry before closing if this was the case
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Reply By: Krooznalong - Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 13:05

Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 13:05
Most importantly you need to determine the cause - which is where mazcan's questions are heading
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Reply By: Member - John and Lynne - Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 13:07

Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 13:07
Have you mould anywhere else in the van? You need to attack it everywhere. If the curtains are otherwise in good condition and washable I would wash them and then rinse them in a vinegar solution and dry in sunlight. Vinegar will actually kill mould. You can use it to wipe walls and ceilings and inside cupboards too. If the van has other mould or damp or insufficient ventilation it may eventually return.
If the van is kept in Qld ventilation and mould can be ongoing problems - especially this year with such a warm wet "Dry Season." The best long term solution for your curtains if they continue to be affected after treatment could be to replace the curtains with venetian or other blinds. A lot of people with vans use that anti damp stuff you can get in Bunnings and similar places and find it works quite well when the van is stored but you have to get rid of the mould first. Good luck! Lynne
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Reply By: Member - evaredy - Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 14:31

Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 14:31
There is a product called 30 seconds that people say works well to get rid of mould
http://30seconds.com.au/products/spray-and-walk-away/#gallery
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Follow Up By: Member - Leanne W (NSW) - Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 16:25

Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 16:25
I have used 30 seconds and it does work well but it is bleach, so I wouldn't use it on fabric.
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Reply By: Member - Jorgen S (QLD) - Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 16:27

Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 16:27
Thanks all, your reply's are most appreciated.
Other than the curtains there is no mould in the van. It is and inside and outside i wash it regularly in CT80 and the vinyl looks like brand new inside and out.
I have forwarded the question about what kind of material the curtains are made of to my wife at work and had no reply yet.
The van is a 2007 crusader and what the curtains are made of , i don't know but about to find out.
Thanks all. I'll be back soon

Jorgen
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