Who doesn’t love a good spring clean? The satisfaction of knowing everything is sparkling, from washing all your curtains, to getting into the deep dark corners of the fridge, under the sofas and behind the cupboards and… deep cleaning your washing machine
Ensure your washing machine is kept in tip top condition and working to it’s full potential with our steps to deep cleaning your machine and how to ensure it stays in good shape too.
Clean out the washing machine drawer
If you’ve previously used traditional detergents, or use products in your washing machine drawer, the chances are it’s a bit of a mess. So if possible, remove the drawer and use hot soapy water and a cloth to give it a thorough clean (don’t worry if you can’t remove it, still go through the same process). Use a toothbrush or bottle brush too to help you get in to all the small ridges and corners too. Don’t forget about the underneath of the drawer aswell!
Ecoegg Washing Machine Detox Tablets
Using a Laundry Egg is only half the story – if you want the best results from your laundry, detoxing your washing machine is vital. With our eceogg Washing Machine Detox Tablets, the drum and pipes and all the bits you can’t get to easily, will be thoroughly clean and clear too. It’s especially important to do this before you start using an ecoegg Laundry Egg.
Washing Machine Door and Drum Seal
The washing machine seal traps moisture and gets no air. Over time this can trap bacteria and black mould can grow which can start to release odour. Especially if you use detergents and fabric conditions as these act as a food source for bacteria.
So, grab (another) bowl of hot soapy water and a large cloth, and get in there. Don’t remove the seal but just pull it back and see what’s deep within! If the hot soapy water isn’t quite clearing more stubborn mould, you may need to use an environmentally friendly mould remover to get rid of the excess.
Use the right detergents
Traditional detergent powders, gels and liquid, and other products too, all leave residue in your machines and create build up in the pipes which over time cause odour. This where our ecoegg Laundry Egg comes in. It’s not like traditional detergents in this way as the natural mineral pellets leave significantly less residue in your machines (and on your clothes too).
Regularly Deep Cleaning Your Washing Machine with Hot Washes
Doing our bit, to help protect the planet, most of us now choose to do our washing at 30 or 40 degrees. Although this is a great step to using less energy, its important to do a monthly hot wash. Use our ecoegg Washing Machine Detox Tablet once a month (£3.99 for 6), at 90 degrees to kill bacteria, get rid of dirt and ensure your washing machine is always running to its full potential by deep cleaning your washing machine in the places you can’t reach.
So most importantly it’s key to remember that detergents/your Laundry Egg is only half the story. Deep cleaning your washing machine on a regular basis is vital to ensuring it works to its full potential, and you are getting the most of your washes.
Our final tip, always make sure your washing machine door is left open when not in use to increase the air into the machine and repent any damp smells.