Washing your clothes to find they still have an odor can be frustrating, so you may wonder if your washing machine is working correctly. Odds are, there is nothing mechanically wrong with your washer, but there may be something else going on behind the scenes. The solution to your stinky laundry may be cleaning and deodorizing your washing machine.
What Is Causing Stinky Laundry Straight from my Washing Machine?
If you find that your clothes have an odor even after running them through your washing machine, it may be time to clean and deodorize your machine. Cleaning a washing machine is not something that’s listed on everyone’s regular cleaning schedule. You may assume your washer cleans itself–it does run water and soap on a daily basis, after all. However, cleaning your washer is an important part of keeping your clothes clean.
Washing machines are notorious for harboring bacteria, mold, and mildew that can cause unpleasant odors. Areas such as rubber seals, gaskets, and detergent compartments are susceptible to these types of buildups.
Buildups occur when fabric fibers, hair, skin cells, and other common materials become trapped within the machine. The trapped materials combined with warmth and dampness create the ideal environment for certain types of microorganism growth. When bacterial, mold, or mildew growth is present, you run the risk of your washed clothes coming into contact with it, leaving behind stinky laundry even after the machine has been run.
How to Clean and Deodorize Your Washing Machine
If the thought of stinky laundry is bothering you, it is time to take a step in the right direction; let’s get that washing machine cleaned. While the task may seem daunting, Ahh-some Watercare cleaning product makes it easier than you might think.
Cleaning and deodorizing your washing machine is easier than ever with the washing machine bio-cleaner and deodorizer from Ahh-some Watercare. The cleaner works by drawing out those nasty buildups that are causing the odor. Once the buildups are pulled from the nooks and crannies that aren’t easily reached, you can wipe away the gunk or wash it down the drain.
Not only does this washing machine cleaner draw out smelly buildups it also deodorizes the inside of your washer. This prevents future buildups when used on a routine basis, meaning no more smelly laundry coming out of your washer.
Step-By-Step: Using Ahh-some’s Washing Machine Bio-Cleaner
- Add ½ teaspoon of the product gel to the empty washer drum (you can also dissolve ½ teaspoon of gel in warm water and add it to your liquid detergent compartment).
- Run your washing machine on a complete cycle (preferably on a sanitizing setting with hot water)
- Open your machine and use a small towel to wipe away any gunk that has been brought to the surface. Be sure to check around the seal, gasket, and under the lid of your machine.
- Run your washing machine again without cleaning gel to wash away any remaining loosened grim. You can either run it empty or with a small load of laundry.
- Repeat when needed.
How Often Should I Clean My Washing Machine?
Cleaning your washer isn’t something you have to do every week. In fact, you may only decide to use it when you start to notice odors. Ideally, Ahh-some Watercare’s washing machine bio-cleaner should be used once a month (or every 30 days) to prevent odor-causing buildups from starting in the first place. If you purchase the two-ounce jar of cleaner, you will have enough product to clean your washing machine every month for two years.
Does Ahh-some’s Cleaner Have Other Applications?
Yes, the washing machine bio-cleaner and deodorizer can also be used in your dishwasher. Similarly to washing machines, dishwashers also have a habit of trapping materials (food in this case). This becomes a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and mildew. The product works by loosening buildups and bringing them to the surface to be wiped or washed away.
Ready for your clothes to smell fresh and clean again? Target that stinky smell at its source–your washing machine! Grab a bottle of Ahh-some Watercare’s machine bio-cleaner and deodorizer today.