Spring Cleaning Your Appliances: The Washing Machine

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Add Your Washing Machine to The Spring Cleaning List!

Spring has arrived and if you are planning to partake in spring cleaning tradition, now is a great time to clean up some of your most used home appliances: the washer and dryer. In this post, we will discuss cleaning and maintaining the washer!

Want to clean a top loading washer tub? First, have it fill with hot water and add a cup of bleach. Run a long cycle and then do the same thing but this time with two cups of vinegar. To save on water usage you can skip the bleach step and just run a cycle with vinegar). If you are going for a deep clean though and want to use bleach, make sure to run a 3rd and final rinse cycle of hot water once the vinegar cycle is complete.

For a front loading machine, one of the most common issues people have is with the seal around the door. If it stays wet it can eventually get a moldy, musty smell to it. To combat this, try leaving the door open after doing a load of laundry to give some time to air dry and run a towel along the edge to soak up any extra moisture. If yours already has an unpleasant smell to it, make a solution of one part bleach to nine parts water and, with a toothbrush, scrub the edges and areas of the seal where water can get trapped.

While cleaning your washer, you should keep an eye out for any potential issues that need to be addressed. Locating issues and having them repaired can keep your appliances running efficiently and prevent you from having to replace them in the near future! If you need washer repairs in Katy, TX, contact TAM A/C & Heating, Inc. today at 877-246-9251!