How to Get Rid of Smell in Laundry Machine
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How to Get Rid of Smell in Laundry Machine

Sometimes, machines that deal with laundry may end up smelling over time, this can affect anything cleaned inside it. So how exactly do you fix it? Is it a case of repair? Or is the solution much more simple?

In this blog, we will be addressing key points, and additional information worth considering regarding how to get rid of smells in laundry machines.

As a renowned and established service in personal and laundry services, we are extremely proud to offer a range of services to make your life easier. Whether you’re struggling to find the time, or suffering from physical issues, our services are here to make your life easier.

We provide laundry services, ironing services and dry cleaning, and more. Whether it’s a delicate piece of clothing or your sweaty gym gear, or even if you have commercial laundry needs, we have all the right solutions to clean your items in the best way for them.

Should I wear smelly clothes?

Should I wear smelly clothes?

No. We understand that everybody’s circumstances are different, but if you can help it, try not to wear clothes that emit an odour before you even wear them. If you have difficulty smelling, ask a trusted person to give you a second opinion.

If you own clothes that smell bad before wearing them after they have been washed, then there could be a few issues at play, which are…

  • The machine that cleaned them was dirty inside.
  • The clothes weren’t allowed to dry enough or properly.
  • No detergent or conditioner was used.

The problem with wearing smelly clothes is that the smell may be an indication that the clothes are actually not cleaned properly. If you sweat in these clothes, the collective bacteria and odours from your body can create a worse smell.

In social settings, although not all of us can help it, having a strong odour can sometimes be distracting and unsettling. It puts you in an unfair position, as less considerate people may make assumptions about you, purely because of your smell.

This is something nobody should condone, but at the same time, Love2Laundry exists to make your laundry easy, so nobody will have to worry about how their clothes smell, and whether they are actually clean or not. Giving you the confidence to be your best self.

Is it just unwashed clothes that cause bad smells?

No. Smells, regardless of how we perceive them, can come in a variety of ways. With those that usually have a negative association, they can come in a few ways, including…

  • Poor personal hygiene.
  • Re-wearing unwashed clothes.
  • Not cleaning clothes properly.
  • Being in environments with strong odours.
  • Unwashed stains.
  • Proximity with animals or pets.
  • Occupations that deal with chemicals, or other things that have strong odours.
  • A lack of ventilation
  • The area you are at may be unclean, or in the vicinity of something that needs cleaning.
  • Smoking, especially in areas with little to no ventilation.
  • Not changing towels that you use to dry yourself.
  • Sleeping in unchanged bedsheets.

And much more.

How to get rid of smell in laundry machine

Depending on the machine you use for laundry, there are different ways to get rid of smells in your machine. But first, you need to assess what could be causing it. Here is what to look for.

  • Check around the machine: Is the floor wet? Is there any rubbish under or around the machine? Sometimes issues to do with odour may not even be in the machine. To get rid of it, simply remove the item and clean up the area.
  • Check the outside of the machine: Inspect it for damage, sometimes, damages can create vulnerabilities in your machine that allow for contaminants to enter. To fix this issue, contact the manufacturer for a repair.
  • Look inside the drum: Is the smell from inside the drum the same as the one on your clothes? If so, the issue could be the water being used by the washing machine. To rectify this issue, you may need to activate the self-cleaning cycle of the machine.

Below, we will highlight specific actions you should take depending on the machine.

  • Washing machines: Modern washing machines have a self-cleaning cycle. They can be used to a greater effectives when you also use a washing machine cleaner. Older washing machines without this option can run a regular cycle with the aforementioned cleaner.
  • Tumble dryers: There are two types of tumble dryers, vented and condenser. Vented dryers may emit a smell due to filter or ducting that exits the machine being full of lint. Condenser dryers usually have a self-cleaning cycle and are maintained by emptying a water tray.
  • Washer dryers: Washer dryers rarely have a self-cleaning function, though there are exceptions for more premium models. You should refer to the user manual of your washer dryer when conducting maintenance.

How can I avoid smells in my laundry machine?

One way that could be contributing to a bad smell in your laundry machine is by leaving unwashed, and sometimes wet items inside the drum for an extended period before cleaning. Similarly, leaving clothes in the drum after a wash for an extended period can cause items to smell.

However, the easiest way to avoid smells in any of your laundry machines, is by using a laundry service like Love2Laundry. Our industrial grade washing machines and dryers etc are maintained to the highest standard and are under the watchful eyes of our experts.

This means you can rest easy knowing your laundry is handled in the best possible way, and returning to you fresh and ready to wear.

Aside from saving money on your bills that otherwise would have been spent on washes, never mind the cost of detergents and conditioners! We have all the right items on hand.

Love2Laundry has a mobile collection and delivery service designed around you. This means you can schedule your laundry collection days, giving you more time to get on with your day, and in some cases, put your feet up!

The quickest way to book a laundry service

Love2Laundry’s signature laundry service is a lifesaver for our users, whether it is for personal or commercial use. Our process is extremely simple and can be explained in four steps.

  1. Head to our website or app, and place your order. Your order includes a date and time you would like us to collect your items.
  2. We collect your items at the designated time.
  3. We clean your items, and can also dry and iron them, depending on the service you opt for.
  4. We return your items to you. Orders are always aimed to be delivered within 24 hours.

Invest in laundry services today

Invest in laundry services today

At Love2Laundry, we believe in the valuable services laundrettes and ironing, and cleaning services can offer, that’s why we dedicate our service to making your clothes clean, long-lasting, fresh and uncreased.

There are plenty of great hacks online that will make it possible to treat certain items that need dry cleaning, washing, or ironing. But without the professional products, services, and tools offered by a laundrette or ironing service, it may be difficult to consistently get the results you are supposed to have.

We are proud that we offer competitively priced services for you to achieve a perfect finish for your items for an affordable cost and a fraction of the time.

In this blog, we hope to have shown you vital information to help you know how to get rid of smells in laundry machines. Want to know how we can help you today? You can see our full price list or contact our friendly team to find out more about our services.

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