Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Wash your Washer!

If you have a high efficiency washer, you should think about trying this:

Did you know you should wash your washing machine?!? Its just like an oil change! You change your oil to keep your car running smooth – likewise, you should clean your washing machine to keep it smelling cleaner. There are these cool little Affresh washer cleaner tablets that you can use to help get rid of the smell. If your washer smells already- use 3 tablets- one each in three separate “clean washer” cycles, or “normal wash” cycles, with hot water and no clothing. If it doesn't smell, you just have to use one tablet per month in a “clean washer” cycle, or “normal wash” cycle, with hot water and no clothing. It keeps the inside of your washer from smelling like a mens' locker room! (For those of you who have never had the "pleasure" .... mens' locker rooms smell. BAD.)

Now, I know what you’re thinking – you think that you can clean your washing machine by running bleach through it, and to a degree that’s true… but bleach isn’t as effective- it’s just temporarily kills the bacteria that cause the smell, but doesn’t remove the cause. Instead, you should remove the stuff that the bacteria are clinging to: detergent and fabric softener residue. Affresh washer cleaner tablets help break up and remove that residue to get your washing machine clean again. Do you really want to wash your clothes in a dirty washing machine? Me either!

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