Doing this today! My machines needs some serious TLC!
by Katherine | washerhq.com
While there is little doubt that washing machines are indispensable appliances for any home, it is important that they are maintained properly. Regular overhauling and servicing is extremely critical for efficient working of the machines. Further, there is the need to regularly clean the interiors of the washing machines. While many of us pay lot of attention to the cleanliness of the exteriors, we often tend to neglect the interiors. This could lead to problems. The washing machines may start emitting foul odor which could spread to your clothes. Deposits in the washing machine could stain your clothes and damage the texture of your expensive clothes. Hence, it is very important to find out ways by which we can clean the washing machines using some simple home-based products.
Some of the most effective ingredients that work wonders are vinegar and baking soda. Vinegar is known to be a very good disinfectant and can help get rid of mildew, mold, and other microorganisms in the washing machine interiors. Vinegar is also acidic substance, and it can help remove soap residue. It also can help remove lime deposits from washing machine hose pipes. Those who are using hard water must certainly keep vinegar in mind. Baking soda can be very useful for removing scum left behind by soap and detergents. It can also work wonders if you have a washing machine with SWS syndrome (stinky washer syndrome).
This should naturally clean any washing machine provided you know how to use it. You should take around 3 to 4 cups of vinegar and select hot water option. You must also set the option to the largest clothes setting. However you should not add any clothes. Once the water is full and the vinegar solution is mixed properly, you should run the machine for about 15 minutes. You should then empty it, run a rinse, and do one more rinse with a half a cup of baking soda, and let the washing machine agitate for a few minutes.
This should be done at least once a month and it will certainly go a long way in removing dust, grime, and other impurities, and help wash your clothes efficiently and also help to keep them clean.
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