Mould in your washing machine?

Mold thrives in damp environments and a common issue can be mould in your washing machine. Not only is mould unsightly, but it can be hazardous to your health too. The spores can lead to coughing, allergies and even aggravate existing respiratory issues.

It’s a good idea to keep on top of mould in your home to maintain the health of those living in it. Follow these simple instructions to reduce the likelihood of mould in your washing machine.


Routine inspection of your washing machine inside and outside of it can ensure that you find mould quickly and easily if you have it. Quick action is best to reduce it spreading and breading. Do remember that mould likes damp areas so try where possible to check inside any crevices of the washer and it’s surroundings where water may have leaked.

Check for damage 

Check for damage on the washing machine itself as well as it’s surroundings. Things like broken fixtures and fittings and tiles can hold moisture. Repairing or replacing these can stop moisture from getting inside and becoming a breeding ground for mould.


Maintain your washing machine following the manufacturers instructions. Clear out any product and residue build up to prevent it from becoming blocked.

Check for the source of mould in your washing machine 

A general giveaway is if your clothes smell mouldy after being washed. You can check the following to see where the mould is originating from;

  • Check hoses for breakages
  • Check connections of hoses to the appliance
  • Check for leaks
  • Stop the water supply if you find any leaks until you have them repaired
  • Remove any standing water as soon as possible

If you find any traces of mould in your washing machine, you can call the experts to help! Our team at ServiceMaster Restore are professionally trained in removing mould safely and effectively from any property.

Visit our page for further information or call out our experts for emergency help at 0845 762 6828