Not to overstate the obvious, but washing machines wash. Duh. With hot water and detergent agitating in the tub followed by a rinse cycle of clean water, you wouldn’t normally think of your washing machine as being dirty, right? Well, not so fast.

According to, this appliance can also act as a hospitable environment for bacteria, germs, and unpleasant odours. Yuck! Things like mould, e-coli bacteria and, are you ready for this — people poo, can be hanging out poolside. All of these things can cause an unhealthy environment and make you and your family sick.

But don’t despair, we are here to help. There are several things you can do to make sure your laundry is clean and your family stays healthy.

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