Refrigerator Repair | It’s Time to Clean Your Fridge!

Refrigerator Repair | It’s Time to Clean Your Fridge!

Refrigerator Repair | Your refrigerator’s compartments, ice maker, and water dispenser are hot spots for E.coli, Salmonella, Listeria, and other harmful germs, according the 2013 NSF International Household Germ Study.

The public health and safety organization shared tips for reducing germs in your refrigerator by properly cleaning refrigerator components.

How to Clean Refrigerator Bins

Wash the bins monthly with mild detergent, rinse, and wipe dry with a clean towel. To reduce odors, wash with a solution of 1 to 2 tablespoons of baking soda mixed in 1 quart of water. Rinse the bins and wipe dry with a clean towel.

To reduce cross-contamination, store washed and unwashed produce separately. Do not put raw meat, poultry, or seafood in same drawer as produce.

If you put your produce on a shelf, don’t put meat, poultry, or seafood on the shelf above it, where it can drip raw juices onto your produce.

How to Clean Refrigerator Water and Ice Dispensers

Clean the waterspout every week and the dispenser system every six months to a year.

Check the manual to find out how to clean your refrigerator water dispenser and ice maker. You may be able to use a vinegar and water mixture.

Start by turning off the water supply and loosening the screw holding the water line to the fridge.

Use a funnel to pour the vinegar and water mix into the tube. Let it sit for five to 10 minutes before reconnecting the line.

Use a bottle brush to clean the inside of the water spout and then run the water to clear the vinegar solution and loosened dirt from the system.

Turn off the ice maker and dump the ice. Wash the bin in warm water and wipe dry with a clean towel.

Turn the ice maker back on and toss the first batch of ice made after you do the vinegar cleaning of the water line. – House Logic

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