When it comes to household chores, cleaning your washing machine is often overlooked. After all, isn’t the washing machine supposed to clean itself? Unfortunately, that’s not entirely true. Your washing machine requires regular cleaning to keep it running efficiently and to prevent mold and bacteria buildup. In this blog post, we’ll explore the reasons why you need to clean your washing machine and everything that involves to keep your washing machine clean.
You may think that cleaning your washing machine is a waste of time and money, but there are several benefits to doing so.
First, it’s important to note that the average family washes about 10 loads of laundry per week. That’s 50 loads per month! If you’re not cleaning out your washing machine regularly, there could be a lot of dirt and grime built up inside it.
Second, when you clean out your washing machine on a regular basis (say once every six months), you’ll notice an improvement in energy efficiency–this means less electricity used by both heating water and spinning clothes around in the drum. This will save money over time!
Lastly, if done properly with warm water only (no bleach), this process can actually extend the life span of some parts within these machines such as belts or bearings which wear down over time due to friction caused by moving parts rubbing against each other constantly while running cycles throughout their lifespan.”
Signs That Your Washing Machine Needs Cleaning
- Unusual odors
- Poor washing performance
- Excessive suds or foam
- Detergent residue on clothes
- Standing water in the drum
What Causes Your Washing Machine To Get Dirty
The first thing to note is that your washing machine can get dirty without you even realizing it. There are many things that can cause your washing machine to get dirty, but they all boil down to one thing: build-up.
Build-up occurs when dirt and detergent build up inside the drum of your machine over time. This buildup is what causes odors in your clothes, stains on them and even mold or mildew growth if left untreated for too long!
How To Clean Your Washing Machine
- Clean the exterior
- Clean the detergent drawer
- Run a cleaning cycle
- Use a cleaning solution (optional)
- Vinegar and baking soda are all you need!
Tips To Keep Your Washing Machine Clean
- Clean the detergent drawer regularly.
- Use the right amount of detergent.
- Use a low-sudsing detergent.
- Clean the lint filter regularly, especially if you use dryer sheets or fabric softener sheets in your washer, which can clog up its works over time and cause damage to your machine if not removed quickly enough (or at all).
- Leave the door open to air out after each wash cycle so that mold doesn’t grow inside of it! This is especially important for front-loading machines with an internal water reservoir; if left closed for long periods at a time (even when not actively running), this could lead to mold growth inside of said reservoir–and nobody wants that! So make sure that every time they finish their job they get opened up immediately afterward so nothing gets trapped inside where no one can see it until later down the line when things have gotten really bad…which brings us back around again: leave those doors open!
Frequently Asked Questions About Cleaning Your Washing Machine
- How often should I clean my washing machine?
- Answer: You should clean your washing machines at least once a month.
- What cleaning products should I use?
- Answer: Some cleaning products you can use are; Oxygen Bleach, Borax, Washing Soda, etc.
- Is it safe to use bleach in my washing machine?
- Answer: Yes it is safe to use bleach.
- Can I use vinegar and baking soda to clean my washing machine?
- Answer: Yes, you can use vinegar and baking soda too.
- How do I clean the lint filter?
- Answer: Remove the filter and gently wipe away lint and debris using a smooth, damp cleaning cloth.
Professional Cleaning Services
Professional cleaning services are a great way to keep your clothes clean and fresh. When you use these services, they will come to your home or office and thoroughly clean all of the laundry machines in them. They have professional equipment that is able to remove stains from all types of fabrics, including cotton, silk, and wool. Professional cleaners also use environmentally friendly products so there are no harmful chemicals left behind after they finish their work!
There are several different types of professional cleaning services available today:
- Full Service: This type involves everything from removing lint from dryers to sanitizing washing machines with antibacterial soap solutions before leaving them sparkling clean for use again later on down the road (or even right away depending on how much time has passed since the last time). It’s like having someone else take care of all those annoying tasks while still giving yourself plenty of room left over for other things like watching TV shows online while waiting around between loads being done up front by professionals who know exactly what needs doing when working with these kinds