Generally, the lifespan of your average washing machine is around 14 years but it often breaks down before their time. Laundry mishaps can be the main cause to shorten the lifespan of your washing machine. Here are three laundry mistakes you’re making:
You’re using too much detergent & bleach
Most people assume that adding extra detergent to your laundry load will make your clothes cleaner or brighter. But in reality, extra laundry detergent only can cause the excess suds to develop more dirt and harmful germs, which prevents collars or other areas from rinsing completely clean. In addition to this, excessive bleach use can lead you to an allergic reaction and damage your washing machine. Instead, be sure you control the amount of applying both detergent and bleach into your washing machine in order to clean your clothes more effectively.
You don’t clean your washing machine frequently
Well, washing machines could certainly help you clean your clothes, but they also can develop harmful bacteria, limescale, mould and bad odours issues. If you fail to wash your washing machine at least once a month, the build-up can cause a clog in the machine!
A quick hack to eliminate the germs or mould is by using vinegar and baking soda as these two ingredients are natural and won’t damage your machine. You can mix half a cup of baking soda and 1 litre of vinegar into the washing machine and set the water temperature to 90ºC on a long cycle to remove the limescale, bad odours and mould.
Lack of care
One of the common issues is not caring and repairing your machine in the right way. If your washing machine starts acting up like not turning on, emitting unusual smells or strange noises, book a professional to inspect and fix it immediately. Ignoring these signs can make small problems turn into bigger ones. In turn, proper maintenance will help prolong the life of your washing machine.
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