By The Clothes Doctor

Check Your Outdoor Furniture

As spring moves to summer, sitting around the pool will soon be the order of the day.

Caution: Check outdoor cushion covers and furniture for mold and mildew.

After or during winter storage if any residual moisture was or is on items, as temperatures rise it promotes growth of these noxious pests. It is incredible how quickly problems develop. And the bad news is -unless the problem is discovered quickly the damage can be irreversible. What appears to be discoloration is often mold and/or mildew.

Note: drycleaning will NOT correct the problem— Wet-cleaning using oxidizing agents is the only answer and unfortunately, can cause color fade.

Check often and early for signs of these very visible enemies.