House Cleaning Bothell - How to Clean your Washing Machine
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House Cleaning Bothell - How to Clean your Washing Machine

April 9, 2019

If you are washing your clothes on regular basis or weekly then you might be thinking that the dirt has been disappeared from your clothes, right? The dirt actually is actually left behind inside the washing machine and If you fail to clean your washing machine during house cleaning then it is going to lead to bad odours, germs, bacteria and mold.

House cleaning bothell is going to share some best house cleaning tips to clean your washing machine inside and out!

1. Clean the Gasket and Door Seals first:

When house cleaning, soak your towels with hydrogen peroxide or white vinegar and pack the gasket cavities to let the hydrogen peroxide to loosen up any mold or grease and disinfect the area. After an hour, use a cloth to wipe the door seals or you can use the toothbrush to scrub the residue.

2. Turn washer on the Hottest Setting Using the largest Cycle and Largest Load:

Once the gasket is clean turn your washer on the hottest setting by using the largest load at the longest cleaning cycle when you are house cleaning.

3. Fill the washer’s Drum or Dispenser With Vinegar and Baking Soda

When house cleaning, Fill the washer drum with ½ cup of baking soda and 1 litre of vinegar. You can substitute vinegar and baking soda with the citric acid, hydrogen peroxide and chlorine bleach, enzyme detergent as well.

For a front loading machine, you need to add white vinegar to the detergent dispenser and baking soda to the softener dispenser and then begin the wash cycle.

If you have a top washing washer, let the water run for a few minutes and then add baking soda + vinegar. Allow the machine to mix both of the ingredients for 1 minute, then stop the cycle to let the mixture soak for one hour before cleaning the cycle finish. 

4. Let the cycle run its full course

When the cycle runs, wipe the outside area of the machine with a clock soaked in vinegar. Scrub all of the nooks and crannies.

5. Run a Second Cycle:

During house cleaning run another cycle of hot water. You can also add vinegar to loosen up the residue that is left by the first wash. Once your second round of cycle is finished leave the door of the washing machine open to let it dry and prevent the mildew.

6. Clean the dispenser filter and other components:

Grab a towel soak it in vinegar and wipe the inside of the lid. You can use toothbrush to get to the nooks and crannies. To clean the tub rims you need to scrub the top edges and all other areas where water can reach.

If want to organize your household then get in touch with house cleaning bothell who are ready to assist you in house cleaning.