Your refrigerator is where you store most of your family’s food. At the same time, it can become pretty grimy and bacteria-ridden if not properly cleaned. Do you really want bacterial build-up and gross old food bits in the same space where you store your food? We didn’t think so.
For your health and safety, it’s super important to keep your fridge clean at all times. Here are a few ways to do just that:
1. Take a sponge and soak it in a solution of water and baking soda, using it to scrub the interior veggie drawers, gaskets (rubber seals), and trays. Remove any removable components and wash those down as well. (FYI: Studies show that the fresh drawers may be the most bacteria-ridden place in your entire home, so it’s really important to keep these cleaned regularly!)
2. The interior racks and walls of the fridge can be wiped down with traditional cleaner, baking soda solution, or even white distilled vinegar mixed with warm water. Also, make sure to immediately clean any spills in your fridge o avoid build-up over time.
3. Over-accumulation of dust in the condenser coil can strain the fridge and lower its efficiency. Luckily, cleaning your condenser coil is a lot easier than it seems. Just unplug the fridge, remove the coil if you can, dust it and the area around it, and use a vacuum hose to to remove any remaining dust build up. And if this process seems intimidating, just give one of the professionals a call!