Even Though front-load washers are the most efficient type of washer, they often encounter a major problem of mold and mildew. The more you go without taking care of this problem the higher are the chances your washer will break.
The reason why mold develops in your washer is due to it’s design. That is, what makes your washer efficient is also what makes it prone to mold. The door of your washer is made up of a rubber gasket that seals it and prevents water from leaking out of the washer. The thickness and the sealing capacity of this gasket creates a favorable environment for mold and mildew to develop. Also, the liquid detergent and fabric softener residues left after your laundry encourages the formation of mold in your washer.
The mold is there, What should I do ?
There are different solutions to get rid of mold and mildew that infest your front-load washer. Some of these solutions include;
- Cleaning the gasket with a rag and mildew remover. Spray the mildew remover on a rag and pass it thoroughly in and out of the gasket.
- Scrub your detergent dispenser. Take out the detergent dispenser and wash it with soap and water.
- If your washer has a self-cleaning or “sanitize” cycle make sure to run it at least once every six months or more regularly.
- Call an expert to get your washer properly cleaned using the right tools and equipment. Letting an expert taking care of mold and mildew in your washer is the safest solution.
How to prevent Mold and Mildew from building-up?
There are many easy ways to prevent mold and mildew from growing in your washer. This preventive methods include;
- Drying the drum and gasket of your washer after every laundry: After laundry, remove all the clothes immediately and Leave the door open for a while. You can also use a cloth to dry the interior of your washer.
- Use the right detergent: Swap your detergent to high efficiency detergent. These detergents leave less residue and do not require a large quantity to get your clothes clean. Less detergent will result in no mold and mildew in the appliance.
- Get rid of the Fabric Softener: Instead of using fabric softeners that cause mold and mildew to build in your washer, use dryer balls when you run your clothes in your dryer.
If your washer is infested with mold and mildew and you can’t get rid of them, do not hesitate to contact us at (855) 920-0846. Our experts technicians will provide you with proper washer maintenance service promptly and efficiently. Give us a call now or book an appointment online to get rid of the mold.