Cleaning star Mrs Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, garnered popularity after sharing her cleaning tips and recommendations on social media and TV. The cleaning enthusiast has managed to gain over 4.1 million followers on Instagram. Now, fans of hers have created their own social media groups dedicated to cleaning and tidying tips.

On one of the groups, a Facebook user wanted to know how to get rid of the mould that often develops on a washing machine’s seal.

Leanne Robertson wrote: “Please can I have some help.

“We have got a second-hand washing machine, kindly donated, but it has a lot of mould on the rubber.

“We’ve run a hot wash with white vinegar and soda crystals which has cleaned some of it but I’m struggling with the rest. Any tips or tricks would be awesome.”

The post was inundated with comments in minutes and, fortunately, other Mrs Hinch fans had a plethora of tips and tricks to offer Leanne.

Some cleaning enthusiasts recommended natural solutions, while others advised buying cleaning products from your nearest retailer.

One product stood out from the rest: Mould and Mildew spray.

Kimberley Suzanne wrote: “Soak kitchen roll in Astonish Mould and Mildew spray and stick around rubber seal (it should stay by itself). Leave for a few hours and then remove and rinse. Repeat if necessary.”

Kathleen Stubbs agreed. She said: “Mould and Mildew spray. Just spray on, leave for an hour, spray again, then wipe. Comes off by the wiping! No scrubbing needed.”

Lynne Williams added: “Mould and Mildew spray. Spray the seal, lifting around the drum. Pack with paper towel and spray until really soaked. Leave till towel dries, spray with warm water and peel off, remaining mould will be gone.”

Diane Whiteley wrote: “Astonish mould cleaner. Spray on, leave ten mins, throw a dishwasher tablet in and run on 60. Wipe after.”

Sue Penhallow recommended Dettol’s Mould and Mildew spray instead, saying: “This is a fabulous spray. Leave for a while – overnight would be better.”

Other cleaning enthusiasts recommended using bleach as a method.

Jo Anne wrote: “Neat bleach rubbed around. Leave for an hour then put mid hot drum wash.”

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