Proper Refrigerator Maintenance

refrigeratorAs a successful junk removal company, we’ve had to haul away just about everything. Large and small, we’ve seen it all! And one thing that always surprises us is how often we’ve been asked to haul away items that, had they been taken better care of, probably could have had a few more years of use left in them! Refrigerators in particular are often not properly cared for, and are therefore pitched to the curb before their time.

Don’t get us wrong, we love the business, but we also appreciate getting the most out of your appliances and saving money at the same time! So, we thought we’d pass along a few tips and tricks to help make the most out of your refrigerator, and in turn keep it from landing in the JUNK pile so fast!

I’m sure most of us take time every few months to really give the interior of our refrigerator a nice clean but what about the not-so-obvious parts to your refrigerator that require the occasional TLC?

  • Coils – Whether they are on the backside or underneath, refrigerator coils are one of the hardest working parts of the appliance and are often forgotten. Keeping them clean by vacuuming them at least once a year, will keep them from having to work overtime keeping things cool. 
  • Seals – Making sure the rubber seal around the refrigerator doors is clean and in-tact is key to a longer-lasting frig. If the seal is cracked, brittle, or coming loose, cool air from inside the refrigerator could easily escape, making it work harder overall.
  • Drip pan – Didn’t know your refrigerator had a drip pan? Many people don’t. That’s because it’s hidden underneath, collecting condensation and food particles. Empty and clean your drip pan every three to four months.
  • …for more refrigerator maintenance tips, visit Home Sweet Solutions.

Here’s hoping the next refrigerator we haul away is truly ready for the junk pile. If it is time to say farewell to your once-trusty frig, you know the one to call for a fast and easy haul!

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