We all know that mould can grow on dryer vents, and these vents can be connected to your washing machine. If you inspect the area near the water supply valve, where water flows into your washer, you may find signs of mould if water has been leaking onto the walls in this area recently.
The following is a list of six things you can do to reduce the possibility of mould growth. As you clean mould from your washing machine, do the following:
Mould On Top Of Washer
You’ll be glad to know that washing machine mould won’t cause any health concerns in most cases. However, if you notice black or white patches on your washer’s door or inside the wall, you may need to check for mouldy clothes and wash them separately. This way, you can prevent possible health issues like an allergic reaction or rashes.
Mould Inside Washer Tub
Cleaning the washer tub is easier said than done. Nevertheless, if you’re up for the challenge, try these three easy steps to get rid of the mould inside your washer:
First of all, remove the lint filter from your washing machine. Next, lift the lid on top of the washer to drain water from inside it. Then, remove any laundry that’s currently inside it and leave it aside for now.
Apply vinegar to the exterior of your washer. Skip this step if you’re using bleach. If you’re using any other cleaning products, make sure you keep them away from your clothes.
It’s time to clean out the mould inside the tub! Ensure that the water is drained out completely, and use an old toothbrush to scrub away any stubborn stains until they are clean.
Mould In Spray-On Washer
If you want to eliminate mould on the sprayer, try the following:
First of all, remove the lid to drain water in your washer. Next, unplug your washing machine and clean it thoroughly with vinegar or bleach. You can also use soap for this step to disinfect it. After you’re done cleaning the washer, remove any lint that has accumulated inside it.
Next, remove the sprayer and scrub away any mould or mildew with an old toothbrush. Once the sprayer is out of the machine, you may need to cut away any hair that might be stuck on it with scissors.
Now that you’ve cleaned your washing machine, it’s time to prepare for cleaning the spray nozzle by putting newspaper on top of your kitchen table. Hold it firmly with one hand and use a knife to carefully cut off any hairs around the washer spray nozzle by making minor cuts. You may need to cut off the end of the nozzle if there is a lot of hair on it.
Now, check the inside of your washer for any remaining hairs and pull them out with tweezers if possible. Remember not to use other tools or instruments such as scissors or needles because this could damage the sprayer.
Once you’ve removed the hairs from the sprayer, you’ll need to rinse it thoroughly with a mix of vinegar and water to disinfect it thoroughly. Then, scrub the inside of your washer with a toothbrush to remove any stains. Finally, wipe down your washing machine with a clean towel to dry it thoroughly.
Mould On Lid Of Washer
When trying to get rid of mould on the lid, follow these steps:
First of all, remove the lid and place it on your kitchen table. Next, use an old toothbrush and scrub away any mould or mildew on the lid with a mixture of vinegar and water. Finally, completely rinse everything down with water and dry it thoroughly.
Next, unplug your washing machine and drain water from the washer. Next, use a cloth to wipe away any stains that might be left behind on the lid of your washer.
Now that you’ve cleaned the lid, eliminate any remaining stains with a mixture of vinegar and water at room temperature. Then, scrub away any mould that’s left behind using an old toothbrush or cotton swabs. Once you’re done, thoroughly rinse everything down with water again before drying it thoroughly.
Mould On Door
When mould appears on your washing machine door, do the following:
First of all, remove the lid and unplug your washing machine to drain water from it. Next, remove any lint that is trapped inside it with tweezers. Then, clean your washing machine with vinegar or bleach to kill any germs hiding inside it. Once you’ve finished cleaning it, dry everything thoroughly with a clean towel.
Next, wipe down the door and the surrounding areas with a cloth and a mixture of vinegar and water. After that, scrub any remaining stains with an old toothbrush or cotton swabs. Once you’re done, rinse everything down with water again and completely dry it with a clean towel to prevent mildew from appearing later on.
Mould On Stuffing Hose
To clean your washing machine’s stuffing hose, follow these steps:
First of all, turn off your washing machine. Next, lift the lid to drain water from it. Then, remove any laundry that’s currently inside it and dry it thoroughly with a clean towel.
You’ll need to remove the hose by turning the nozzle counter-clockwise until it stops turning. Lift the hose out of the hole in your washer and place it aside for now.
Remove any lint that is trapped inside your washer with tweezers or an old toothbrush. Then, clean your washing machine with bleach or vinegar to kill germs after you’re done, and dry everything thoroughly with a clean towel.
Next, hold the hose tip with one hand and remove any hair stuck inside it using scissors. If there are a lot of hairs stuck on the hose, you may need to cut away a little bit of it to make sure there is enough space for detergent and water inside the washer.
Now, rinse the hose tip with cold water to make sure you removed all hairs. If there are still small pieces of hair stuck on it, use tweezers to pull them out. Lastly, use a clean cloth to wipe down the hose’s nozzle and thoroughly dry it with a clean towel.
Tip: Try not to use your fingers to wipe down the nozzle because this could make the water splash out of the hose spout.
TO WRAP UP:
Mouldy washers are very dangerous and can cause dangerous allergic reactions, so it’s vital to take action quickly.
Don’t worry, though – if you follow the tips mentioned above, you should be able to get rid of that mould quickly. When you’re done getting rid of the mould, let it dry completely before using it again.
However, if you notice that your washing machine is not relatively as clean as it used to be, or if your clothes are still getting mildewed after trying all of these tips, you might need to contact an experienced professional.
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