It’s easy to forget that washing machines can become bacteria silos. Fabric softener and laundry detergent leave residues that attract mold and mildew, which will go unnoticed until you detect a strong or stinky smell coming from the loader.
Prevent fires with routine washer and dryer maintenance
According to the National Association of Home Builders, the average washing machine has a life expectancy of 10 years and a dryer’s life expectancy averages 13 years. The typical American family washes about 300 loads of laundry per year, so it is clear that we depend heavily on our washers and dryers. With all this use, some problems are understandable, but can be prevented or minimized with proper washer/dryer maintenance.