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How to Clean a Washing Machine the Cheap & Easy Way!

We count on our appliances to clean our things. Dishwashers clean our dishes, washing machines clean our clothes…but do we ever consider that maybe those machines need a little TLC too?

Without regular cleaning, the basins of a washing machine or dishwasher can become dirty with soap scum and mineral deposits that reduce the effectiveness of the machine. And over time, the wear and tear leads to premature Dallas appliance repair. In order to avoid washing machine issues, and to get your clothes as clean as possible, follow these cheap and easy tips for cleaning your washing machine from Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas:

 

Step 1: Grab Your Supplies

You ready for this; you only need two things: bleach and vinegar. Don’t worry – we’re not going to ask you to mix them (because that could be bad!). You may also want to grab a magic eraser to wipe down the inside.

 

Step 2: Fill the Basin with Bleach Water

Set your washing machine on the hottest wash setting and begin filling the empty basin with hot water. As it begins to fill, add 1 quart of bleach to the water. Close the lid to let the cycle begin for a few minutes and mix the bleach, then open the washing machine’s lid and let the hot bleach water sit and soak for about an hour. After an hour, close the lid and let the cycle run its course and drain.

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Step 3: Fill the Basin with Vinegar Water

For Step 3, you do exactly what you did in Step 2, but this time you use vinegar instead. This step will further disinfect the inside of the basin and break down residue. 

 

Step 4: Wipe it Down

Once all the water drains, inspect the interior of the basin and see if there is any remaining buildup on the agitator in the center. If so, grab your magic eraser and wipe it down.

 

And just like that, your top loading washing machine is now sparkling clean and more effective! We hope this cheap and easy washing machine cleaning tutorial helps extend the life of your appliance, and should your washing machine ever have any issues, be sure to call Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas – the best appliance repairman in Dallas!

Washing Machine Tips: How to Clean Sport Uniforms

Fall is in full swing, which means your laundry room is likely bustling with laundry. And if you have anyone in your family who plays sports – football, baseball, soccer, etc. – it’s likely you’ve seen a stinky uniform or two come through your washing machine and dryer.

Getting a sports uniform clean and fresh can be difficult, but our team at Appliance Rescue Service in Plano, Texas is here with a few tips to make your life easier:

 

1.  Wash it as Soon as Possible

This isn’t always possible, but the sooner you wash the uniform, the easier it is to get dirt, stains, and unpleasant odors out of the uniform. If you can’t wash it right away, at least pre-treat the stains with a stain remover to prevent them from setting in.

 

2.  Pre-Rinse Dirt

This may seem like a no-brainer, but your washing machine is not a miracle maker. The caked on mud from a wet day at the soccer field is going to go somewhere. Prevent that dirt and mud from clogging up your washing machine and causing Plano washing machine repair by pre-rinsing all caked on mud and dirt before it gets laundered.

 

3.  Add Vinegar and Baking Soda

One of the simplest ways to remove unpleasant odors from sports uniforms is to add a little white vinegar to your bleach dispenser. Adding the vinegar neutralizes the odors, leaving your uniform clean and fresh. Baking soda is also a great laundry booster and odor neutralizer, helping remove stains and odors. Sprinkle a little in after adding your detergent and clothing.

 

4.  Air Drying is Best

After laundering your uniforms, skip the dryer and let them air dry instead. Heat and plastic/synthetics don’t go well together, and many uniforms and gear have plastic letters or synthetic fibers that can get warped or all-together ruined in the dryer. Play it safe and air dry instead. If using a front loading washing machine, always remember to leave the door cracked after unloading. This lets the washing machine air out, preventing mold or mildew that can cause Plano appliance repair.

 

Here’s to a successful sports season, and as always, if you need washing machine repair in Plano, McKinney, or anywhere in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, give Appliance Rescue Service a call today!  

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