Pretty much every household has a fridge, yet most homeowners do not know how to properly care for them. After going through all the effort of researching and price-shopping to get the perfect fridge, the last thing you want to do is fail to keep it working properly within only a couple of months or years after purchasing it. Here is everything you need to know about basic fridge maintenance.
There are little everyday maintenance tasks that you should be doing to your fridge to keep everything running smoothly. The first is to keep an adequate amount of space between your appliance and any walls. Unless, of course, you have a front-vented or zero-clearance refrigerator.
You should also take steps to reduce the risk of bad odors spreading throughout your fridge. The most basic one is to properly cover all the food and drink stored inside. The last thing you want is for something to spill or spoil fast because it was not properly covered. In case odors start to slowly seep out, keep a small open container of baking soda within the fridge to absorb any odors.
Every Few Months
These maintenance tasks are performed less often but are still just as important. The fridge’s door gaskets have a tendency to collect dirt, dust, and grime over time. This makes having a tight seal on the fridge door something that is hard to achieve. That is why you need to clean the gaskets every few months to properly maintain a tight door seal.
You should also make sure that you are adequately cleaning the condenser coils located on the back of the fridge. These coils are responsible for keeping your fridge cold, so if they get clogged up with dirt, dust, and hair, then the compressor will not be able to properly do its job.
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