As I’ve said many times before on this blog, one of the reasons to use liquid bleach in your white loads is to get the best cleaning, whitest whites and kill unwanted germs so they can’t be transferred to other clothes. I came across a clip recently that I thought I would share with you all. It is from a segment on the “CBS Early Show” that addresses the issue of bacteria buildup in washers. (View the clip here: CBS Early Show, Germ Warfare: The Laundry Room.) CBS points out that with each load of laundry; your machine accumulates bacteria shed by the clothing being washed. They point out that eventually, the buildup can lead to some pretty unsanitary conditions within your washer. This is why it is so important to include bleach in your laundry routine.
To prevent bacteria buildup in your washing machine, here is what I recommend:
These are simple steps you can take to keep you and your family’s clothing not only looking great, but also help prevent the spread of bacteria within your household.