Combating Mold

Mold growth inside of your refrigerator can be dangerous. Not only can it lead to spoiled food, but it can also lead to dangerous bacteria inside of your home. Luckily, mold is easy to prevent. All Temp, experts in Orlando refrigeration, discuss how you can combat and prevent mold from growing in your refrigerator.

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Regular Cleaning

By regularly cleaning your refrigerator, mold will simply not even have the chance to grow. We recommend cleaning your refrigerator on a monthly basis using a simple solution of warm water and dish soap. See how we recommend cleaning your refrigerator here.

Keep Dry

While you don’t need to cry over spilled milk, you do need to clean it up right away. Any liquid in your refrigerator can lead to stains and mold growth. Be sure to clean any spills as soon as they happen, and regularly check for excess moisture in your refrigerator.

Food Storage

Fresh produce, such as fruits and vegetables, can spoil, which will attract mold. With proper storage, however, you can not only prevent mold growth, but lengthen the lifespan of your produce. Before putting fruits and vegetables away, be sure that they are completely dry after washing. Fresh produce should also be removed from any covers or containers and transferred to airtight containers; the covers from the store could have moisture trapped inside.

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Baking Soda

It’s not just an old wives tale; baking soda really does help to keep your refrigerator free from mold. Due to its neutralising effect, baking soda will help eliminate odors, prevent mold, and keep your refrigerator fresh. Simply place an open box of baking soda on one of the shelves.

Check Seals

If the seal of your refrigerator is damaged, air will be able to get in which can lead to mold growth. Regularly check that the seal of your refrigerator is tight.

With regular cleaning and proper food storage, you can prevent mold growth from occurring inside of your refrigerator. To learn more about Orlando refrigeration, such as how to repair your refrigerator, check out our blog. If you’re in need of refrigeration service or repair, give us a call at (407) 857-7800.

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