Is your laundry machine smelling indecent or musty? It’s a sign of having mould in the washing machine. Mould in the washing machine? Shocked? Don’t be.
We know mould grows in wet places and the washing machine drawer is the perfect place for mould to grow. When they have a chance why will they miss it?
But nothing to worry about. We are here as usual. Cleaning mould from washing machine is a difficult process but not impossible.
So stop asking yourself how to clean mould from the washing machine drawer and follow what we said. You can get rid of it just by following a few steps. What are those? Let’s know below.
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How to Clean Mould from Washing Machine Drawer
Most of us who have a leak proof washing machine face this problem. Compared to a top-loading washing machine this machine takes a longer time to dry.
So it endures moisture for a long time and as a result, you get some moisture-loving mould for free. But cleaning doesn’t come for free. You have to spend money to buy mould cleaner to get rid of mould.
We have another solution that is budget-friendly and also safe for your washing machine. You can use organic home ingredients like baking soda, white vinegar, bleach, rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide to kill the mould and get rid of them from the root.
How to use these ingredients? Allow us to let you know about different mould cleaning processes.
What can be better than white vinegar? It’s one of the best cleaning agents that is also effective to clean mould from washing machines.
White vinegar has the power to kill 80% of mould. And it also stops them from coming back.
- Fill the washing machine drawer with 3 parts of hot water and one part of white vinegar.
- Leave it for one hour.
- Vinegar leaves its scent, so if you don’t want a vinegar fragrance you can use a few drops of lemon juice or essential oil.
- Now take a scrubber and scrub the drawer well until all mould vanishes. To reach the corners use an old toothbrush.
- Rinse away with warm water and dry naturally. You can wipe away with a microfiber cloth and then leave it to dry, it acts faster.
Apart from white vinegar, you can use baking soda, dish liquid or kitchen cleaner. These are also effective in mould cleaning.
- Fill the washing machine drawer fully with hot water, add two tablespoons of dish liquid or kitchen cleaner and one tablespoon of baking soda into it.
- Mix these until baking soda dissolves and some bubbles are showing up.
- Leave it for 45 minutes. Take a scrubber or sponge and scrub gently the drawer.
- Use a toothbrush to reach the corners and don’t forget the drawer edges and ceiling.
- Rinse away with water. If mould is still there pour the solution again and leave it for 12 hours or overnight and clean in the same way.
Still, worried? Stop it and just try one of the methods we have told above. We guarantee you will see a positive result.
Keep your faith in us like always and try once. Our home remedies will ensure your washing machine drawer is free of any mould.
I am Eric Lewis, a professional cleaner. I’ve been cleaning houses for over 10 years and have experience in every aspect of the job. From scrubbing to sweeping, from washing to vacuuming, I’ve done it all.