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Clean and Sanitize Your Washing Machine

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    LESLIE: Virginia in Wisconsin listens on WCLO. And what’s going on at your house?

    VIRGINIA: Well, I was wondering. I had heard you guys’ show a few weeks ago …

    TOM: Uh-huh.

    VIRGINIA: … and you had mentioned something about putting bleach in the washing machine to help clean it out and everything.

    TOM: Yeah. Mm-hmm.

    VIRGINIA: And you didn’t say how often you should do that.

    TOM: I think about once every six months you want to run a load of hot water through the washing machine with a lot of bleach because it does a really good job of sanitizing the plumbing system of the washing, all of the hoses, everything that circulates water through it. Because there have been cases where you find – where people find fecal bacteria in the washing machine even when it’s used normally. So bleaching is sort of a way to sanitize it and it doesn’t hurt the machine at all.

    VIRGINIA: Thank you so much.

    TOM: You’re welcome, Virginia. Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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