With the increased cost of living in Singapore, it is no longer common to have single income households. Electrical appliances that make household chores easier to complete become essential for our day to day lives. As laundry is something that we generate every day, the washing machine is an essential appliance in many homes. For this equipment to last longer, there are some simple tips you can follow for your washing machine maintenance.
Clean Your Washing Machine
Whilst it may not be immediately obvious that the washing machine can get dirty given all the soap suds that get generated each time you do your laundry, the dirt that comes off. Mould can also develop given the moist conditions. It is good to first check your washing machine manual on cleaning instructions, as some may discourage the use of chemical cleaners. A natural cleanser would be a cup of white vinegar. For those who use a front load washing machine, residue washing detergent and softeners can also accumulate in your drawer. Check your washing machine manual on how to remove this, so the residue can be rinsed out, as part of your washing machine maintenance.
Keep Washing Machine Door Open
To prevent the build up of mildew and mould, remove your clothes quickly after wash. Additionally, keep the door of your washing machine open for proper circulation. It is also good practice to wipe clean the washing machine door seal, in addition to adopting the practice of cleaning your washing machine as above.
The capacity of your washing machine is indicated in your manual. Ensure you have chosen the right size for your needs. When the washing machine is overloaded, besides the less serious issue where the clothing may not be thoroughly washed and rinsed, the heavier weight from overloading can affect the balance of your washing machine, and lead to damages and need for repairs. Ensure also you have kept your washing machine level.
As part of washing machine maintenance, also ensure you do not use too much detergent to prevent excess build up. This is also more environmentally friendly and friendly on your pockets, when you reduce wastage of detergent. Adopt these simple practices from today, to help your washing machine go a longer way.