How-To Clean a Fridge Like a Pro

Clean Method: Four steps to a long-lasting clean

Black mold found in fridges can also cause illness in your client base. How precisely do you ensure that your fridge is ultimately clean? How To Clean A Fridge Like A Pro: there are four steps to a long-lasting clean.

Expected time: 30 minutes – 1 hour

Step 1: Unplug, and unpack the food

Step 2: Remove all inner contents and sort them.

Step 3: Soak the drawers and dividers.

Step 4: Deep clean the interior.

Step 1: Unplug Your Fridge, Then Unpack It

First unplug your fridge; it saves energy during cleaning. Then unpack your food and perishable items, sorting them into what you want to keep and what you would like to throw away. There may be many items that need to be tossed. Do not forget to recycle and compost!

Step 2: Remove All Contents and Sort Them

Once you have removed the food, you will need to pull out all of the removable items that need to be washed. Sort them into what can be washed with soap and water and what needs to be treated with a stronger chemical, like a black mold remover for example.

Step 3: Soak the Drawers and Dividers

Next soak the simple items in hot soapy water and leave them to brew for 15 minutes or so. For the other items where spills and mold may have caused issues, treat the areas with your chosen cleaning product before soaking them in fresh, hot soapy water as well. Line them up ready to be reinserted into the fridge, and make sure that they are dry.

A fridge may also require a freezer clean, in which case you should leave the fridge off for 30 minutes before cleaning. Then follow the steps above, taking care to chip out the ice and proceed to the deep clean phase.

Step 4: Deep Clean the Interior, and Wipe Down the Exterior

Select your chosen cleaning product and douse the fridge door, sides, rear, and surrounds until your cloth has covered every surface of the interior. If grime is present, you can use a cloth to gently remove it. If mold exists, you should treat the area with mold remover.

Once covered, wash the solution away with hot water and a sponge, taking care to run along any rubber seals as well. Make sure that the interior of the freezer is done the same way. When your solution has been cleaned off the surfaces, wipe away the remaining damp area.

Replace the drawers and dividers, and restock your fridge with your fresh food. Plug it back in, and you are ready to go! Depending on need, you should deep clean your fridges at least once a week. Walk-in fridges need deep cleans twice a month and a team effort.

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