First get this important introduction as to how bacterial organisms develop inside a washer.
Laundromat and Residential Washers
Detergents may be responsible for biofilm growth leading to "resistant bugs" with-in a washing machine.
A common misconception of 'microbial living', is that bacteria exist as
Rather, organisms have been shown to naturally accumulate on a surface in great numbers simultaneously; where they form sessile (sedentary communities).
A Bacterial community will immediately secrete a mucous like membrane to form a biofilm layer, virtually an impenetrable cocoon, often consisting of varied species.
Detergents including bleach do not break down a biofilm, yet bacteria which are lodged in a biofilm, feed on the nitrogen produced by detergents. This is how a colony becomes resistant, actively potent and soon produces pathogens, the bug that targets millions of people.
Lets get started: Biofilm Development in a washing machine
doing a wash-load, 'detergent filled drain-water' does coat the large drain-well (behind the drum). This adds to the existing grime of the washer; where
then fecal matter and such continually get stuck, accumulate, and contribute to a on-going grime base.
The detergent based grime becomes a fertile surface from which a bacterial colony sprouts and within moments, rapidly secrete a mucous layer (biofilm) - shelter for the growing colony.
Meanwhile, under the cover of the newly established biofilm, the colony feeds on the nitrogen that detergents emit, allowing more sprouts and secretion to form (the on-going growth of communal biofilm development in a washer), and where resistant bacteria become pathogens.
Although, bacteria does reside inside the biofilm for generations, pathogens become outcasts and separate from the biofilm.
In other words, without detergent, fabrics could easily rinse completely out. A grime base would not develop and biofilm wouldn't form in your washer.
Yet mostly today, bacteria engender diverse strains of chemical-resistant pathogens, capable of inflicting a multiplex of diseases: from skin infections, to anxiety, to respiratory problems, to viruses.
Viruses are simply pods of nucleic acid, either DNA or RNA, surrounded by a protein shell and sometimes fatty materials called lipids. Outside a living cell, a virus is a dormant particle, lacking the raw materials for reproduction. Only when it enters a host cell does it go into action, hijacking the cell’s metabolic chemistry to produce copies of itself that may burst out of infected cells or simply bud off a cell membrane. Virus can take life and spawn in living bacteria and or human skin cells, including reproductive eggs.
each rinse cycle, toxic detergent residue and bacteria from the
washer's drain chamber, are regularly churned up by the water agitation to
continually contaminate fabrics.
From the washing machine, to your fabrics, live pathogens inflict
skin pores for unsuspecting millions of people.
We highly encourage doing a strong electrolyte washing machine cleaner.
Therefore, after doing an electrolyte 'washing machine flush', use a detergent-free electrolyte laundry cleaner. This would stunt the impact of detergent residual and virtually eliminate washing machine grime.
An electrolyte laundry cleaner will also inhibit biofilm growth. Any bacteria would typically be low-concentration of the harmless type and soils would easily rinse out during the
wash and rinse cycle.