Do you have a fridge that when you open it, it produces a bad smell? Before you call an appliance repair service company or consider a replacement, here are some tips and ideas you can use to deodorize it and possibly prevent any bad smells from returning.
Deodorizing a Refrigerator
The starting point would be to clean every single part of your fridge thoroughly. First turn it off, then unplug the power cable and remove everything from the drawers and shelves before you commence the cleaning work. Wash the removable shelves and any other movable parts including the interior with warm soapy water and wipe everything with white vinegar. Do the same with the fridge interior. Wait for everything to dry and place the shelves and other removable parts back in position.
Some of the homemade cleaners you can use to deodorize your fridge include baking soda and freshly ground coffee. After cleaning it, place a box of baking soda or freshly ground coffee inside for at least 24 hours to keep the smells down. Discard these contents once they complete their job.
To leave a fresh scent after cleaning, leave a few cotton balls soaked in vanilla extract in the fridge for a few hours. The scent from the vanilla extract will leave an appealing, citrusy aroma behind. Proper cleaning does not just remove bad odors but also reduce the cost of an appliance repair.
Prevent bad odors from returning
To avoid bad odors from returning, always set your fridge to the correct temperatures. Proper temperatures will prevent your food from spoiling faster and creating the smell. Another way to avoid bad odors from returning is to ensure adequate airflow to better preserve your stored food in every corner of the fridge. Last but not least, store food properly and sift through the refrigerator occasionally.
If you realize that the bad odor in the fridge is due to the air circulation, water leakage or any other malfunction, it is advisable you call an appliance repair service. Always consider a reputable repair service company that is specialized and is a professional in refrigerator repair, washer repair, dryer repair, washing machine repair and dishwasher repair.
Our recommended company would be Sentinel Appliance Repair, check their website to see if they cover your area http://www.sentinelappliancerepair.com
They have a reputation for sourcing the best and most professional technicians for any appliance repair in the areas they cover.
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