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Keep your washing machine clean

Woman washing clothes in washer and dryer

As one of the most frequently used appliances, the washing machine is an important part of any home. Many take their washing machine for granted and never put in the effort to keep them clean and running efficiently, though the machines are often responsible for cleaning multiple loads of laundry each day. Without proper care, a washing machine can become worn out or damaged over time, which will lead to you making an expensive replacement. Having a machine in top working condition is essential for its long-term viability.

Here are a couple parts of your washing machine to clean on a regular basis:

  • Dispensers: Most washing machines these days come with separate containers that will dispense the detergent, bleach and fabric softener into the washing load. Over time and many uses, the dispensers can become filled with grime and other gunk, and will need to be cleaned out. Simply take a warm, damp cloth and scrub this area until it shines. To reach farther down into the tubes and around any nooks, a toothbrush will be very useful.
  • Inner tub: After many washes, the inner tub of a washing machine will become discolored over time. To combat this, run an empty wash cycle, while filling the machine with a few quarts of baking soda and vinegar. These chemicals will break down the coloring that has built up on the walls of the washer and leave it smelling fresh.

If you are experiencing any issues with your washing machine - or any other household appliances or systems - contact John C. Flood for our range of Arlington plumbing services. Our team of highly-trained professionals will be able to assist you with whatever plumbing problems your home is struggling with.