Mold is a common problem in many households and it can turn up virtually anywhere. It can even appear in the washing machine, the appliance we use to keep our clothes clean and germ-free.
Did you know that 2% of the population in the States is exposed to mold in their houses? It may not seem like a big percent but converted to numbers, it is rather concerning. Mold is a fungus which can lead to respiratory and skin infections and cause serious health problems which is why we need to find a way to keep our house mold-free. People exposed to mold can develop asthma and allergic reactions and suffer from all kinds of bacterial infections.
In today’s article we’ll show you how to get rid of the mold in your washing machine and eliminate to all these health risks. The process we suggest here is a simple wash with a couple of cheap and readily available ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need to perform this mold-cleaning method:
– ¼ cup lemon juice
– 12 cups water
– 1 cup hydrogen peroxide
Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and transfer the mixture in a spray bottle. Get a clean cloth and clean your washing machine seal with the mixture and the cloth. Spray the seal with the mixture thoroughly, spray all over the inside and the hoses as well. Perform this cleaning method at least once a month to prevent the mold from accumulating again.
You can use the mixture to clean other mold-ridden objects and appliances.
Once you start performing this cleaning method you’ll notice how your clothes and everything else smells better, fresher and cleaner.
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