When was the last time you cleaned your washing machine? Just like any other appliance in your home, it may be a good idea to clean it regularly. Routine care may help extend the life of your washing machine and potentially improve its ability to do the job in an effective and efficient manner, says Consumer Reports.
Here are a few reasons from BobVila.com why you may want to consider routine cleanings of your washing machine.
How frequently cleaning is needed generally depends on what you’re trying to accomplish. Check your user manual for cleaning recommendations and instructions, but here are some general rules of thumb:
Once again, it depends on exactly what you’re trying to remove from your washing machine. A few tips:
Regular cleaning may be an important way to help continue efficient operation and a potentially long life for your machine. Always defer to your user manual for specific cleaning tips. And if the above methods do not work to effectively clean your machine, you should call in a professional.
This article highlights examples of precautions you can consider to help maintain your personal property. Please recognize that a particular precaution may not be appropriate or effective in every circumstance and that taking preventive measures cannot guarantee any outcome. We encourage you to use your own good judgment about what’s appropriate and always consider safety.