Are you past Sunday laundry washing? Uhhhhh…
I guess Sunday is not your favorite day of the week, especially if you have recurring troubles with your smelly washing machine.
Shirts, sweaters, skirts, pants, waistcoats, dresses, underwear and all other apparel collect all sorts of strange smells in the course of their wearing.
The only way for them to restore their freshness is through undergoing proper washing cycles in a clean washing tub!
Well, before I discovered this trick, my clothes would occasionally come out of the washing machine smelling even stranger than they did before going inside.
I started wondering what gave the clothes that unpleasant fresh less odor.
Here’s where the smell comes from:
If you have begun to notice black spots in your washing machine’s rubber rings [or in the powder compartment too] what you are seeing is a very harmful mold which causes several diseases in humans.
You understand, your washing home appliance docks ideal conditions for mold development, which include: moisture, warmth and some of the bacteria nested in your garments.
But there is no room for upset whatsoever since mold in your washing machine does NOT mean you have to dispose of the whole thing.
In fact, you can clean up your washing machine and its rubber rings rather easily. To do so, you will need the following stuff:
- liquid cleaning detergent with chlorine
- 25 grams of salt of lemon (or potassium hydrogen oxalate)
- a pair of impermeable rubber gloves
- a “Sponge BOB”
- To clean your washing machine with these 2 ingredients, begin by wiping the inside of your washing machine with your foaming sponge to remove any visible dirt.
- Next, apply your chlorinated detergent over your rubber ring, making sure to distribute it evenly. Leave your washing machine after doing this for a few hours with the door closed.
- Then, set your washing machine on a ‘rinse’ cycle and pour some salt of lemon or potassium hydrogen oxalate in the detergent compartment and set your washing machine as high as it goes (the maximum number of spins that is). Once your moldy and skunky washing machine goes through these cycles, it will look and smell brand new!
As for me, I like to do this every few weeks to ensure that my washing machine stays fresh and clean, and my clothing as well. I also leave my washing machine door open after each cycle to prevent further molding.
Try this efficient household trick and make your washing machine a true washer, not a “smell dispenser.”
Potassium hydrogen oxalate health hazard
Salts, basic, such as POTASSIUM HYDROGEN OXALATE, are generally soluble in water. The resulting solutions contain moderate concentrations of hydroxide ions and have pH’s greater than 7.0.
They react as bases to neutralize acids. These neutralizations generate heat, but less or far less than is generated by neutralization of the bases in reactivity group 10 (Bases) and the neutralization of amines.
They usually do not react as either oxidizing agents or reducing agents but such behavior is not impossible.
Potassium hydrogenoxalate, also known as potassium bioxalate, being a strong dicarboxylic acid also occurs in many plants and vegetables.
Inhalation of this salt causes irritation of nose and throat whereas contact with dust irritates eyes and may cause mild irritation of skin (USCG, 1999).
WARNING: Ingestion of the salt causes burning pain in the throat, esophagus, and stomach, vomiting, severe purging, weak pulse, and ultimately cardiovascular collapse. Exposed areas of mucous membrane turn white. If death is delayed, neuromuscular symptoms develop.
PLEASE DO SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENS AND FAMILY!