How to clean your washing machine
optimal and environmentally friendly
Maybe you have noticed that the machine smells disgusting, and that the smell does not disappear even though you wash often with detergent that actually smells good? Then there are some simple things you can do to get rid of this odor!
The most important part is probably to always leave the compartment and the door open, so that the machine has time to dry and so that mold can be avoided. Also make sure that wipe the inside of the cover with a damp cloth at least once a week. If you have clothes that have become really dirty, such as muddy clothes, it may be a good idea to rinse them off before putting them in the machine to avoid getting gravel in them.
That foul-smelling odor that you feel may also be due to your use too much detergent. Va? maybe you're thinking. But it is actually true - too much detergent can contribute to the formation of a coating that smells disgusting and is very difficult to remove. Another tip might be to run your machine at full heat between laps to get rid of bad bacteria. Because even though you might think so, detergents are not bactericidal, which means that if you wash in low temperatures most of the time, you contribute to a perfect haunt for bacteria that can germinate in the machine.
What can you use to make your machine look good and also get rid of the bad smell? You can use bicarbonate and vinegar, where you only need to mix a few tablespoons of bicarbonate with an equal amount of water and then pour it into the detergent compartment. In the drum of the washing machine you pour a couple of decilitres of vinegar where the next step is to run a program with high temperature. It also works to only drive with vinegar or a detergent tablet (yes you read that right). So you can use detergent tablets to clean your washing machine as well, how good? Just put the tablet in an empty drum and then run a 90 degree program.
One last way to test is to pour 3 dl of vinegar into the detergent compartment and then run an empty machine at 90 degrees. The last tip we have is not to forget the detergent container, which also needs to be washed off from time to time. It's easy to do mold is formed and that detergent residues get stuck there that do not go away on their own, so it may be a good idea to clean this container, preferably after each wash but otherwise once a week. It can be removed and put back in place without any problems. The same, of course, applies to the filters in the washing machine.
All the tips in this blog post are environmentally friendly and perfect for cleaning your washing machine. If you want to not only clean environmentally friendly but also have environmentally friendly detergents at home, you will find these here.
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