Whilst its job is to clean your clothes, you still need to maintain your washing machine and keep it clean too.
As well as the laundry detergent you use, what a lot of people don’t realise is that your laundry machine itself plays an important role in the level of cleaning and subsequent pleasant smell of your clothing. As such, it’s important to care for your machine and keep it clean.
Your washing machine may start to smell due to a number of residues, including:
- A build-up of old detergent
- Dirt removed from clothes in the washing cycle
- Water hardness minerals
When in a dark, warm and damp environment, this is only exacerbated and can affect the way your clothes smell.