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 […]
WHAT’S CAUSING A BURNING SMELL IN YOUR WASHING MACHINE?
If you notice a burning smell in your washing machine, the cause could be any number of things. Regardless, this is one smell you shouldn’t ignore. It’s important to quickly diagnose the problem and find the solution. The Burning Belt Smell Many top loaders are direct drive. This means they do not use a belt. The […]
WHAT’S CAUSING YOUR NEW WASHING MACHINE TO STINK?
Front loading washing machines have gotten a bad rap over recent years. They do save water but are prone to odor for that same reason. The truth is whether you have a front loader, a top loader, HE or regular and even if your washer does not stink it is important to clean it. Odor is often […]
MICROWAVE OVEN INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE
Microwave oven repair and maintenance tips The time and labor savings microwave ovens give make them one of our most used appliances. Choices we make when buying a unit and procedures we follow during installation, operation and cleaning can make a difference in their longevity and use. Installation: It’s important for safety reasons and to […]
CLEANING LINT FROM A STINKY WASHER
Everyone knows lint collects in a clothes dryer, but few realize that it also collects in washing machines. Dirt and moisture accumulate along with lint, causing washing machine mold and mildew that results in a stinky washer. You can avoid this problem by cleaning the lint traps of your washing machine regularly, which will keep mold and mildew from […]