How to sanitize the washing machine

In this guide we will show you how to sanitize the washing machine, an essential household appliance. It should also be emphasized that the dirt accumulated inside the door often transfers to the freshly washed clothes.

If we constantly maintain and clean our washing machine, it will work perfectly and guarantee us hygienic and fragrant cloths. Here are the rules to follow for sanitize the washing machine and eliminate any stench of mold or stale water.

How to sanitize the washing machine, procedure
The door and the washing machine drum must be treated with care and consistency (at least once every two months): you need a sponge, warm water and liquid soap. After washing the basket and door, do a vacuum wash with the detergent and a glass of white vinegar that you will put in the space reserved for the softener.
Every now and then do a "vacuum wash", perhaps at 95 ° C. : the high temperature dissolves dirt and eliminates bad odors.
Useful information: if the bad smell persists, clean the water supply pipe.

How to sanitize the washing machine, useful information

  • Always leave the washing machine door open when it is not in operation, in order to allow the passage of air and prevent the formation of mold and unpleasant odors.
  • Make sure that the remaining water left in the washing machine flows into the drain hose
  • Use only natural descalers such as sodium bicarbonate, in small doses.

How to sanitize the washing machine, the vinegar
Use vinegar instead of fabric softener: you will get the same softness effect. The vinegar used together with the detergent revives the color of the clothes, eliminates limescale residues and deodorizes the clothes. If the garment is black it does not discolour it but revives it. Vinegar is particularly recommended when washing gym clothes and all sweat-soaked garments that need special hygiene.

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