All Time Services provides Bethesda refrigerator repair for all your refrigerator and freezer needs. Fall is a good time to think about cleaning out your fridge, which can help with efficiency and overall performance. It can also just feel good to get that daunting task out of the way along with the rest of your fall cleaning.

Here are 7 tips on things to remember when cleaning out your fridge in the fall.

  1. Toss out old food or condiments: Check the expiration date on all packaged goods. Throw out anything that is outdated. Also, check for any mold or rotting food. Make sure you get that out before the mold begins to spread.
  2. Remove drawers to clean: Most models allow you to remove the drawers for easier cleaning. Put them in the dishwasher if it is safe to do so, or wash them out in the sink.
  3. Clean gaskets: Check the gaskets around the door. This is the rubber part of the door that keeps it shut. When there’s food and other debris in there, it helps keep the door shut and overall efficiency improves.
  4. Clean doors and shelves: Clean both the inside and outside of the doors with a sponge. And thoroughly clean shelves and remove racks if needed. Remember to dry the inside with a towel. This helps prevent mold growth and bad odors.
  5. Vacuum or dust coils and underneath: Make sure you clean the coils so that they don’t get overheated. Don’t forget underneath the fridge. Use a vacuum extension that fits under the fridge if you have one.
  6. Use baking soda: When you are done, put some baking soda inside the fridge to help keep odors at bay.
  7. Defrost freezer: Don’t forget the freezer! Check your owner’s manual to see how to defrost the freezer, and throw out anything with freezer burn.

Call All Time Services if you need more tips or a Bethesda refrigerator repair.