Cleaning the refrigerator is not the most popular chore in many households. It is a hassle and one that is often put off for as long as possible. However, it is one of those tasks that needs to be done regularly.
Why should your fridge be cleaned regularly? A regular cleaning keeps the appliance running properly and keeps your family safe from health problems.
Keep the Fridge Running
Your refrigerator uses two methods for keeping food chilled and frozen. First, it pulls heat out of the air inside, then takes it outside where it’s expelled through the coils. Second, it relies on the seals on the doors to keep the chilled air in the refrigerator and freezer sections. If either of these methods is compromised, the unit cannot do its job efficiently.
One of the most important cleaning tasks on a fridge is removing dust build-up on the coils. This allows for a more efficient release of heat, which in turn prevents the motor from working too hard. Another important task is cleaning the gaskets around the doors. A thorough cleaning allows the gasket to seal tightly, keeping the cold air inside so the unit doesn’t need to run more often than necessary.
Keeping Your Family Safe
Once every couple of months, it is important to remove the contents of the fridge and freezer to clean them both thoroughly. This prevents the build-up of bacteria and the growth of mold, both of which can be hazardous to your family’s health.
You can also get rid of expired food before putting the contents back into the unit. That way, you don’t inadvertently use expired food when cooking and feeding your family.
If your fridge needs some attention, contact A-Tech Appliance today. We offer service to all brands and types of refrigerators.