Frequent use of the washing machine can sometimes cause breakdowns and the development of unpleasant odors. There are many factors that can cause malfunctions.
One of the main culprits is none other than limescale, which quickly damages the components of the washing machine!
Did you know that there are many methods and natural remedies you can use to get rid of this cursed limescale?
Clean the washing machine with salt
Salt is a very productive remedy that can be of great help when doing housework. It absorbs moisture and naturally reduces limescale deposits.
To do this, carry out an empty wash every two months by adding 1 kilo of coarse salt to the basket. Run a high temperature wash cycle to dissolve it.
This homemade household product reduces the lime content in water.
Cleaning the washing machine with citric acid
Composed of citrus fruits, citric acid plays a key role in cleaning the washing machine and is suitable for various purposes.
In particular, it can act as a natural emollient by adding a few tablespoons to the compartment or diluting it with a little water.
Its main feature remains its anti-limescale effect. Citric acid is suitable for both washing machine and dishwasher maintenance and allows you to disinfect and descale the washing machine in a natural and environmentally friendly way.
Instructions for use: Take 250 grams of it and dissolve it in 1 liter of water. You can pour the solution directly into the drum or soak a towel and run an empty wash cycle.
Fill a small bottle with citric acid and pierce the lid of the container to release the liquid gradually.
Finally, wash at high temperature so that the limescale completely dissolves.
Clean the washing machine with vinegar
An alternative to citric acid is white vinegar. It has degreasing, anti-limescale and deodorizing properties. In addition, it effectively eliminates unpleasant odors from the washing machine and disinfects it effectively.
This is a tried and tested means of effectively disinfecting the washing machine. It is recommended to use a 1 liter bottle of white vinegar poured directly into the drum or even the detergent tank of the washing machine.
Cleaning the washing machine from baking soda
Baking soda has many properties that make it useful for all household tasks. It has antiseptic and deodorizing properties.
It is therefore no coincidence that it is used so frequently, as it is excellent for absorbing bad odors, disinfecting shoes, carpets and much more!
You can even use baking soda daily to prevent and protect yourself from limescale buildup in the washing machine.
And it’s really easy: just add a teaspoon to the detergent dispenser every time you wash.
This homemade method not only helps you get rid of bad smells, but also protects your washing machine from limescale deposits!
Note: We would like to remind you that in the event of a malfunction or damaged components, it is always important to consult a professional before taking any action.