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Spring Cleaning Hacks for Your Refrigerator

Cleaning your refrigerator lets you inspect it and see any signs that you might need some repair help. You can even find out if it’s too full to stay as cold as you want. Cleaning also helps you get rid of expired foods and things you forgot about. We’ll go over the ultimate tips to help you clean your fridge this spring while keeping the food inside safe.

Empty the Fridge

Before you do anything else, empty the fridge and transfer the food inside. Have a cooler filled with ice ready to go, and use it for any perishable foods like milk or yogurt. Most of the other contents can sit out on the counter, but make sure to only keep them out for less than an hour. Any longer than that raises the temperature too much and can cause the food to spoil. This also gives you the chance to throw away expired or rotten foods.

Use Dish Soap

Fill a bucket with lukewarm water and a few drops of dish soap. This should be strong enough to cut through grease and anything else stuck on your refrigerator shelves. Use a soft sponge to gently wipe down all of the surfaces inside. Do not use hot water for this step as the sharp temperature change can cause glass shelves to break. If you have removable shelves, take them out and wash them in the sink. Always use clean water to remove any soapy residue.

Clean the Outside

Whether you have a stainless steel refrigerator or one with a vinyl exterior, you should also clean it on the outside. All you need is some warm water and dish soap. Remove any magnets or decorations from the doors first. Use a sponge dipped in the cleaning solution to wipe down the surface of the fridge. Wring out any excess soap and dip the sponge in clean water before you go over the surface again. It’s just as easy to use a soft and slightly wet cloth to get rid of the soapy residue clinging to the fridge.

Check Under the Fridge

While this job requires two or more people, it’s a step you should not skip. Unplug and pull the refrigerator out from the wall. Use a vacuum cleaner attachment to remove any debris from beneath it. The same attachment works well at removing pet hair and other debris stuck to the back of the appliance. That debris can make the refrigerator run too hot and even cause it to break down.

Get freedom from refrigerator repair bills with regular cleaning along with deep cleaning. Spring is a good time for deep cleaning, and it’s an opportunity for you to use all these tips to check for damage and other problems. Call Pinpoint Appliance Repair in Knoxville, TN if your spring cleaning reveals the need for refrigerator services.

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