Correct cleaning and maintenance are essential to prolong the useful life of your washing machine. During cleaning, dirt and detergent residues are eliminated which create a sort of thin film that traps bacteria, creating a perfect environment for the formation of bad odors.
Bacteria and mold that form on the filter and seal of the washing machine are resistant to heat and aggressive detergents, and end up clogging the internal mechanisms of the washing machine or attaching themselves to the clothes, damaging them.
Clean the washing machine with white vinegar
White vinegar disinfects thoroughly and its acidity helps to eliminate dirt residues. Plus, it helps deodorize your entire washer.
Fill the washing machine with hot water, add 750ml of white vinegar and do a short wash. Once the wash cycle is complete, add 150 grams of sodium bicarbonate and carry out another one.
Once completed, leave the washing machine door open to allow it to dry thoroughly. Repeat once a month.
Clean the washing machine seal with lemon and hydrogen peroxide
One of the parts of the washing machine most prone to the accumulation of mold and bad odors is the rubber gasket, due to the large amount of humidity.
After putting on gloves, pour 100 ml of lemon juice, 250 ml of hydrogen peroxide and 3 liters of water into a container and mix well.
Using a sponge, apply the ecological disinfectant you have just prepared and rub well, making sure to remove all residues and dirt. Finally, dry well.
Now that you know how to clean the washing machine thoroughly, we are sure that your clothes will be cleaner, lint-free and very fragrant .