Spring is here and for many families that means the annual spring clean around the home is upon us. There is no better time than after a long winter to tackle cleaning you are overworked and underappreciated appliances. Yes, that means the second fridge or freezer that resides in the garage and possibly that mini fridge in the camper or RV gets a spruce up as well.
Appliance doctor is well known for appliance repair in Eastchester NY. This time of year, Appliance doctor wants to give you a few helpful hints on cleaning your fridge this season particularly if mold or mildew has set in after a long winter.
Refrigerator Repair Westchester County NY – How to Clean Mold
Mildew or mold is the unsightliness and potentially hazardous things one could encounter in a refrigerator. Mildew is a precursor to mold and left unchecked can spread and completely destroy or forever taint a refrigerator New or Old. Mildew can appear in a fridge if the environmental conditions are right. This can be from having cracked or leaking fridge door seal that’s let warmer moist air into the fridge. Also, if the fridge is placed in less than ideal conditions in terms of a room that is to warm or in a basement by a boiler this can create the ideal conditions for mold to grow.
There is no sexy technique or magic bullet when it comes to getting rid of mold or mildew. Its hard work, which means you need to gear up to put in some good old fashion elbow grease.
Removing Fridge Mold
You are going to need a bucket of warm water, a quart of baking soda a scrubbing brush and sponge and preferably a mask. Pull out all of the shelves and crispers to scrub thoroughly and soak in hot water.
With a wet cloth wipe down all the affected areas in the fridge and apply baking soda liberally. Take the scrubbing brush and work in a circular motion bring the baking soda to a foam. Leave for thirty minutes then wipe down with a wet sponge to take away the debris. Take a spray bottle mixed with water and lemon juice or vanilla essence and give the fridge, shelves and crispers a once over with the cloth to leave a pleasant smelling fresh accent to your finished work.