Have you ever come across anybody that argued, “I never wash my towel cause it’s literally what I use to wipe my clean body after washing up.” This type of logic is homogeneous to the reasoning that one does not have to clean their washing machine simply because it is always in contact with cleaning detergents and water. Well, surprise, that thinking is completely wrong!
While cleaning services in Auckland, just like Urban Care, can do the heavy lifting for you; there are also 3 quick and easy steps that you can rely on to finish the task. As you read, you’ll find tips that are specific to the types of washing machines-front-loading and top-loading. Ready? Now we’re ready to rumble and tumble!
Prepare the following:
- 2 glasses of white vinegar
- ¼ cup of baking soda
- ¼ glass of water
- Bottle sprayer
It’s the Little Things
Many times, it is the little things that are taken for granted. Cliché as it sounds, it even applies to moments when cleaning your washing machine.
Dirt naturally likes to stick and sneak into the tiniest of spaces. This is especially true for front-loading machines where debris-turned-to-mold and mildew may be hiding at the flaps of the rubber seal in your machine door. Place ¼ of your cleaning vinegar or white vinegar into a bottle sprayer, mist it on the surface and let it settle for a minute. Afterward, get a damp cloth and wipe away the accumulated dust and dirt. Don’t forget to repeat the process on the glass inside and as well as the latch used for closing.
The next plan of action is to mix your equal portions of baking soda and water. This combination creates bicarbonate, also known as a detergent for your washing machine. Pour the mixture into the detergent compartment. Afterward, pour your remaining vinegar into the tub and pick the highest temperature for your wash cycle. Repeat the rinse cycle afterward if needed for a deeper clean.
Baking soda and vinegar are effective cleaning agents as they are mild alkali turned to acid (when combined) that causes dirt to easily dissolve in water and kills common pathogens found in homes such as E.coli.
Final Steps to “Squeaky Clean”
Often neglected, the outside of your washing machine will need your attention as well. While you let the rinse cycle do its job, take your bottle sprayer, and spritz with vinegar the nooks and crannies and let it sit for a minute. Afterward, take your damp cloth from earlier and wipe away whatever particles have settled.
This process is especially important for top-loading machines, as they are more prone to collecting dust. Make sure you don’t forget to wipe down the commonly touched spaces such as the dials, buttons, and lid. A toothbrush could even be utilized for those hard-to-reach spots!
After the wash cycle is finished, take the parts of the machine that can be taken out, such as the detergent and fabric conditioner dispenser, and place them all in a bucket with soapy water. Clean each component thoroughly with a sponge and dry with a cloth.
While the cleaning agents mentioned are definitely effective and easy to get your hands on, sometimes doing the task can be tedious especially as it’s recommended to be done on a monthly basis. This might engage you to ask your cleaning services based in Auckland to do the deed for you, but as simple as the task goes, not all could provide you with a service as affordable and reliable as Urban Clean can.
Book today and return to find the zenith of your washing machine’s cleaning power.