A foreign microbiology professor once pointed out that washing underwear alone could potentially contain over 100 million E. coli bacteria in your laundry water. The source of viruses mostly comes from fecal stains on underwear. Just imagine how dirty your washing machine can get!
If not cleaned regularly, these bacteria can be transferred to the next load of laundry. Actually, cleaning your washing machine is not as difficult as you might think. Just follow the steps below to effectively prevent viruses and skin diseases!
Baking soda has cleaning and deodorizing properties. Add 100-110 grams of baking soda to the washing machine. Let the machine agitate for 3-5 minutes, then soak for 30-60 minutes. Refill with water and wash again, just like a regular laundry cycle.
White vinegar, with its natural acidity, has antibacterial properties. After completing Step 1, fill the machine with hot water and add approximately 300 milliliters of white vinegar. Let the machine agitate for 3-5 minutes, then soak for 30-60 minutes. Refill with water and wash again, like a regular laundry cycle.
Finally, take a clean towel dampened with a little white vinegar and use it to clean the exterior of the washing machine. If there are stains in the detailed parts inside the machine, you can use a toothbrush dipped in white vinegar to scrub back and forth.
While simple cleaning can be done by yourself, the area around the washing machine drum, even with the use of washing machine cleaners, cannot be thoroughly cleaned. Therefore, you need an experienced and knowledgeable professional appliance repair handyman to dismantle and clean it. Since the structure of different types of washing machines varies, the price for cleaning services may differ. If you need an inspection, installation, repair, water leakage, drainage, noise, drum rotation, or any other washing machine-related issues, download Papabo, the all-in-one home improvement platform, for immediate access to professional handyman 24/7!