I feel like this is one of those things you don't really think about until you're reading... Did you know that your washing machine could be making you sick? You may want to check it out... It makes perfect sense now.
Most of us probably don’t give much thought to our washing machines (except when they’re not working, that is!). The purpose of a washing machine is to clean our clothing and linens, and although it does do those things, your washing machine may be unknowingly making you and your family sick, too.
Firstly, washing machines are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. They’re constantly moist and warm, which is the favorite environment of mold. Front-load washing machines are the most susceptible to mold, as it can grow under the rubber lining that surrounds the door and continue to grow unnoticed. Get in the habit of cleaning and checking this area regularly, and watch out for signs like small black marks on your clothing after it’s come out of the wash.
While we’re on the topic of washing machines, we need to discuss a rather gross topic. And that’s underwear. Every person’s underwear will have bacteria on it, and more specifically, fecal bacteria. Because of this, it’s best to wash all of your underwear in a separate cycle from the rest of your clothing to limit the spread of this bacteria.
EWWWWWW! May want to take a look at that soon and deep clean.