Everyone wants a clean, bright, shiny and brand-new appliance. Taking clothes out of a dryer or filling a brand-new refrigerator can become very satisfying tasks when your appliances are brand-new. However, everyone knows that when time comes, these same tasks are not as good when you see mold forming along the edge of your dishwasher or inside your washing machine. It appears to defeat the whole purpose of cleaning when new appliances are moldy.  

As a matter of fact, it can be very hazardous to your health when mold spores begin to grow and accumulate. That is the reason why it is very essential to begin preventing mold from forming on your home appliances as early as possible upon delivery and you can do that with the help of a professional mold inspection NYC. There are some specific appliances which are infamous for inviting mold and trapping moisture. The following are some of the few ways which you can keep your appliances mold free and clean. 

Washing Machine 

When homeowners think of appliances with molds, they often consider the laundry room. The laundry room can actually be a thriving area for mold. It is primarily because mold forms from both a food-like source such as cellulose and dirt, or moisture. It is clear that a collection of unclean laundry left in your damp room for several days or even weeks, can inevitably give a mold a place to live. Regardless if you’ve a top loading washer or a front-loading washer, mold has some special areas where it can remain unseen. For top loading washers, you will find mold in the interior walls or drum. On the other hand, for front-loading washer, you may find mold thriving in the detergent drawer or in the creases of your door.  

Some Tips on How to Prevent Mold in the Laundry Room 

  1. Do laundry every now and then. Try not to let dirty or damp clothes stay for a long period of time in the hamper or on the floor.
  2. Dry clothes immediately.
  3. Keep the door or lid of your washer open right after every wash in order to allow drying out of clothes.
  4. Refer to the owner’s guidelines on how to clean out your washing machine regularly. Check the detergent drawers, drum, door creases clean and free of dirt at least once every month.

Dishwasher 

The dishwasher can actually be another site for mold. Just like your washing machine, your dishwasher also has corners, compartments as well as creases which food and moisture can hide. For example, the interior panels and silverware baskets can trap little pieces of food and most of the time go unnoticed. In addition to that, it can absolutely end up on your list of moldy appliances if you do not clean your dishwasher regularly. 

Some Tips on How to Keep Your Dishwasher Free of Mold 

  • Rinse dishes prior to loading in the dishwasher. When small pieces of food stay too long, mold can develop. 
  • Run the heat-dry function in order to eliminate the bacteria inside of your dishwasher at least every week.