Should I Use Rinse Aid?

The purpose of this article is not to alarm but to give an informative, reliable alternative to using rinse aids.  The FDA states rinse aid is safe for ingestion. All manufacturers of dishwashers claim that for proper drying rinse aid must be used. A rinse aid’s only purpose is to aid in drying and reducing […]

FABRIC SOFTENER, DRYER SHEETS OR DRYER BALLS?

To freshen clothing many consumers add liquid fabric softener to their wash. Softener is dispensed in your washer by either gravity, centrifugal force or by suction created by flowing water and is simply too thick to be properly dispensed. Because softener is dispensed in the rinse cycle of a washing machine it leaves a residue […]

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 […]

CHOOSING THE RIGHT DRYER

When buying a clothes dryer for your home cost, efficiency and reliability are important issues to consider. The initial cost can be offset by efficiency and reliability. Location in the home is also important in order to keep a shorter vent run. It is advised that the vent run is no more than 25 feet. […]

DIY EDUCATION FOR BURNING SMELL IN TOP LOADING WHIRLPOOL HE WASH

If you can smell something burning in your Whirlpool or Kenmore top loader washing machine immediately unplug the unit. Put your hand against the plastic part of the electrical outlet. If heat is felt you may have located the source. A loose electrical connection in the wall plate can easily be fixed. If you’re not […]

WHAT LAUNDRY DETERGENT DOES NOT CAUSE YOUR WASHER TO STINK?

Washing machine odor, especially in the new front loading clothes washers, can easily be avoided by using the best detergent to reduce odor. It is necessary for high efficiency washers to use HE detergent. HE stands for high efficiency which means low sudsing. Suds left by overuse of detergent and softeners will feed bacteria and […]