Removing black mould from your washing machine

Every washing machine should surely by some of the cleanest things in the world, but it is fairly common that black mould patch begin to appear on and around the door seal. Read on to find out what causes black mould, how it should be removed and also how to prevent it coming back.

If you leave black mould in your washing machine to fester it could potentially pose a health risk. That is that the mould will release spores that can cause illness and also allergies. The mould thrives in warm and moist places, thus making your washing machine the perfect environment for the mould to grow. In order to prevent the bacteria growing it is some simple maintenance that you need to carry out and that is simply to wash it out now and again to ensure that the black mould is kept at bay. Below are some tips from this an appliance repair company who are experts in their field.

How You Should Get Rid of Black Mould

  • Scrub the affected areas of black mould with an old toothbrush and an abrasive cleaner like Cillet Bang or Ciff or
  • Purchase a specialist cleaning product that is designed to tackle black mould
  • Next is to run a washing cycle on the hottest setting with a detergent that contains bleach to sterilise the drum and kill off any bacteria that are hidden away

Preventing black mould re-growth

  • Bacteria/mould need moisture in order to multiple, so to prevent the black mould returning it is important to ventilate the washing machine. Simply between washes, for a short period, leave the door open so that the air can get to it allowing the washing machine to dry out.
  • Soak up any water that is left in the door seal with a dry towel as this will also help prevent the mould being able to grow
  • Never leave wet clothes inside your washing machine overnight or for an extended period of time
  • Make sure that you run the hottest cycle once a month using normal detergent with bleach to kill off any bacteria
  • Open the detergent drawer between washes to allow that to also dry out