Washing Machine Odor Solution

The Problem: 2000:  The rise in popularity of the HE washing machine at the turn of this century combined with the removal of phosphates from laundry and dishwasher detergents creates  the “perfect storm” for mold and bacteria to thrive in washers. Bleach had been the most commonly used laundry cleaner since the early 1900’s but was no longer sufficient to […]

Stinky Washing Machine

How To Clean a Washing Machine That Stinks If your washing machine stinks, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Washer mildew and odors are one of the most common complaints amongst homeowners. However, it is possible to alleviate the smell through a few simple steps.  Changing your washing habits and/or detergent used may be necessary to […]

ELIMINATE PESKY GREASE STAINS CAUSED BY YOUR WASHER

Have you ever put your clothes in the washer perfectly clean (ok, dirty, but perfectly clean otherwise), and have them come out of the dryer with pesky grease stains? You have to ask yourself if you did something wearing those clothes that would have caused the stains. When you realize there’s no way you had, you […]

HOW TO USE SMELLY WASHER

Using Smelly Washer the first time: Add a cap through the detergent dispenser (even liquid dispensers) or directly into the tub of an empty washer in the hottest setting. Use a cleaning or a soak cycle for worse cases. If odor persists or even smells worse repeat using a full load of laundry, preferably white […]

HOW TO CLEAN A WASHING MACHINE THAT STINKS

If your washing machine stinks, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Washer mildew and odors are one of the most common complaints among homeowners. However, it is possible to alleviate the smell through a few simple steps. ?Changing your washing habits and/or detergent used may be necessary to keep odor away. Identify Why Your Washing Machine […]

BLAME YOUR WASHER IF YOUR TOWELS SMELL

There’s nothing quite like stepping out of a long, luxurious shower and wrapping yourself in a plush, freshly-laundered towel that smells like mold But wait! Before you kick your towels to the curb, consider the underlying cause. It’s not your towels fault that they stink it’s actually your washer that’s to blame. What Makes Your […]

3 SURPRISING CULPRITS THAT ARE MAKING YOUR WASHING MACHINE STINK

We’ve all experienced it. You get out of the shower and grab a fresh towel or pull a clean shirt over your head, only to smell mildew. But don’t blame your clothes the smell is actually coming from your washing machine. If your washing machine is stinky there are several possible causes. Residual Water Washing machines are […]

LAUNDRY ROOM ESSENTIALS

A properly stocked laundry room can make a huge difference in how clean and fresh your clothing is. It’s also good to know there are options besides using harsh chemicals Natural Essentials A lot of people are of the belief that it’s necessary to use harsh chemicals, such as bleach, to eliminate mildew and odors […]

CAN WASHER MILDEW BE HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH?

Let’s just answer this one right out of the gate. YES! Mold, mildew, and fungus can be harmful to your health. Mold is a growth of fungi that lives and feeds off an organic matter in moist conditions. Damp clothes left in your washer, residual water, lint, hair, and detergent suds can all lead to […]

CAN MOLD IN MY WASHING MACHINE CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS?

Mold can cause a host of health problems including asthma, increased susceptibility to flu and colds, and sinus infections. Because mold thrives in damp conditions, it can live in many places around your home such as the shower, under carpeting and wallpaper, in the basement and surprisingly even in your washing machine. Washer mildew can linger in […]