Electrical Safety Tips
November 21, 2016
General Maintenance
December 9, 2016

Refrigerator Maintenance

  • A loose refrigerator seal allows cool air to seep out, wasting energy and causing the fridge to work harder than it needs to.
  • Clean your refrigerator seal with an old toothbrush or clean rag and a solution of cleaning chemical and water, to make the seal free from food residue. Ensure to check your door seal.
  • Seal food with odors in airtight containers before storing in the fridge. Place weakly packed food (example fruits) or leaking packages on plates (example defrosting meat) before storing.
  • If power goes out, keep the doors of the refrigerator closed, an unopened fridge will keep food safe for four hours, a freezer will keep food safe for 48 hours if full and 24 hours if half full.
  • Consistent maintenance of your refrigerator is important. Empty the water pan in the refrigerator and clean the pan periodically, making it impossible for mold to grow on the pan.
  • If you have a manual defrost fridge, you must turn off the fridge periodically to allow the freezer to defrost naturally. Frost thicker than a half inch must be removed manually rather than melt away.
  • Your refrigerator relies on a level position to keep the doors of shape, so they don’t close at odd angles eventually bending the door’s normal shape and spoiling the seal.
  • Create time to clean your fridge and freezer regularly so it can have a good maintenance and your refrigerator can last for years to come.