Because most of us would rather not spend the day doing loads and loads of laundry, we tend to take shortcuts to make it go by faster. However, there are a few common laundry habits that can really take a toll on your machine and leave you “out to dry”. Break bad laundry habits by following the tips below, and increase the lifespan of your washing machine and your home’s plumbing system.
Are you the type of person that fills the washing machine to brim? Cramming all of your clothing into one load may save you some time, but it can really be detrimental to your machine. Some of the telltale signs that your load is in fact too large include loud banging of the drum or the tub during the spin cycle.
A Little Detergent Goes A Long Way
Even when your clothes are extra dirty, you only need a small amount of detergent. Going overboard with the soap won’t make your clothes any cleaner and it can cause pump and drain issues. Even worse, it can cause your machine to leak so stick to the amount recommended on the container.
Don’t Let It Sit
Have the tendency to let a wet load sit? Well, did you know that it only takes a couple of hours for odors, mold and fungus to form? It’s important to take your wet clothes out of the washing machine immediately after the cycle finishes otherwise you should wash the entire load again.
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