The image that comes to our mind when we think of a washing machine is cleanliness and a well-smelling place. However, a washer can be dirty and smelly, creating an uncomfortable laundry room and prompting us to seek a solution.
Below are the materials and steps to follow in cleaning your washing machine deeply. You still have to get your washers seen periodically by experts in the field.
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- Hydrogen peroxide (in case you have mold)
You have to begin by wiping down every nook or cranny from the drum. Just dip a rag in a little vinegar and use it to clean. Do not use anything that can damage glass.
After that, tackle the rubber gasket; use a toothbrush to clean the layers and get to the spots hard to reach. If you have mold or mildew in this area, dip your toothbrush or rag in peroxide to wipe it away, it will help kill it.
CAUTION: To avoid mold, never leave damp clothes in the machine.
Now that the outside is clean, let’s continue with the inside. Fill the liquid detergent dispenser with one cup of vinegar or two if your machine is bigger. This action will make the acid present in the vinegar disinfect your machine and break down any hard water or soap scum.
Fill your washing machine with hot water, then let it run without any cloth inside (to do this, just set it on the hottest cycle and full-load setting).
This action is not so different from the previous one. Fill your machine with hot water again, but in this case, you will add 1/3 cup of baking soda and let it run for some minutes. It will help to eliminate odor or some scum that persists in the machine. If you do not have baking soda, you can use 1 cup of vinegar but make sure not to mix the two as they can neutralize each other if you put them together.
Now that your washing machine is clean, open the door to dry the interior. If this seems tedious for you, make sure you look for an expert. And if you are looking for the best laundromat near you in Garner, contact us.