Have you noticed that your clothing is not smelling as fresh as it should be after you take them out of your washing machine? Then, there is a good chance that you need to clean your dirty washing machine. You can mostly recognize this if you see small black spots in the washing powder compartment or between the rubber rings. These black spots are actually mold and can make you very sick. Does this sound familiar? Then I say it is time for action!
The washing machine is the perfect place for mold and other fungus to grow because it is a place of high humidity and heat. When you don’t remove this mold, you will continue to do your laundry and adding mold to the water! Like that is not bad enough, by leaving the fungus in your washing machine it can spread throughout the rest of your home through the air.
- First, you should clean the rubber band of your washing machine. To do so, you can use a paper towel. Remove all the dirt that you find within the rubber band. It might happen that you find several items in there such as; paperclips or coins. Don’t worry this is totally normal as these items were probably in your jeans pocket when you put them in the washer.
- After you have completed this step, it is time clean the rest of the washing machine. To do so, you can easily make your own cleaning agent. No need for any chemicals or other expensive products! To find out how, just following the following steps and your washing machine will be mold and fungus free in no time!
- Pour half a bottle of vinegar on the surface of the rubber ring of your washing machine.
- After, close the lid of your washing machine and start a wash on the highest temperature possible. This way all of the bacteria will be removed by the heat.
That is all, you don’t have to do anything else! Please note that if you do this, the vinegar can have a bad effect on your washing machine. Therefore, you should not use this method more than 4 times a year. Also, it is good to know that if you want to prevent bad odors, you shouldn’t close the door of your washing machine if it is not in use.
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