Does your washer have foul odors? This is an unpleasant - and worrying - a situation to say the least! In reality, when a washer has this "symptom", it probably does not clean clothes properly ... Fortunately, at appliance repair Santa Monica, a specialist in repairing household appliances of all kinds (including washers and dryers ), we know different tips to eliminate odors.
Most people have a habit of keeping their washer door closed at all times. However, this gesture creates a damp ground favorable to the appearance of molds ... So, after washing, do not close the door of your washer until the interior is dry. Also, avoid starting a load before you go away for long hours.
Follow the instructions
Some people tend to believe that the more soap they use, the cleaner and smoother their laundry will be. Others, on the contrary, do not use enough of them, which compromise the quality of the washing just as much.
Most Santa Monica appliace repair professionals we know are very well awared of the fact that for a washer to clean and rinse correctly, it is important to use the amount of detergent recommended by the manufacturer and to choose the appropriate cycle for each load.
Clean the device
At least once a year, wash your device thoroughly by removing the encrusted dirt, in particular not in the soap and softener compartments. If you have a front-loading washer, wipe the door rubber seal regularly with a damp cloth (soapy water or a little white vinegar). At Appliance Repair Santa Monica, we also recommend that our customers perform an “empty” washing cycle a few times a year using a product designed to dissolve residues (grease, lime, etc.).
Quality cleaners often make all the difference in terms of appliance performance and the odors it emits. Therefore, trust our products from reputable brands, including Comerco detergents and Washer Fresh descaling capsules. To get them, visit us or use our transactional website.
How do unpleasant odors develop?
Dirty clothes contain several substances that can contain bacteria and give off odors: food, cosmetic products, mud, urea (perspiration), etc. Over the washings, residues accumulate in your washer and eventually clog up its components, which affect its efficiency while contributing to the appearance of unwanted odors.