We all need a fridge in our homes to maintain a cold chain for foods and prevent the buildup of bacteria. It is also used in areas like hospitals to keep drugs under the temperature needed and maintain efficiency. You, therefore, need to ensure that you do constant maintenance of your fridge for it to perform its cooling function efficiently. You don’t have to replace your fridge more often if it is maintained properly. A lot of people think that maintenance involves the use of cash on hiring personnel’s hence avoid it. This is not the case as fridge maintenance is a task that you can take it up as a personal role. Below are some of the fridge maintenance steps that you can practice on your fridge.
Maintain a cold temperature for your fridge for efficiency. Look at the temperatures on the fridge to ascertain efficiency. Do not leave the fridge door open for long periods as this lead to accumulation of air in the fridge that reduces its efficiency. This is done to all types of the fridge to include those in hospitals. This maintains a cold chain for all the drugs in the required temperatures maintaining efficiency. You may use a thermometer to check on your fridge temperatures.
Look at the gasket to ensure there is no air that leaks. This will make the unit work extra hard in ensuring that the temperatures in the fridge are maintained. Be caution to check on the gasket to ensure that it does not have any cracks when doing routine maintenance. To keep the gasket clean and functional clean it with warm water. Be quick to replace the seal when it’s broken so as to maintain efficiency.
It is very essential that you consider covering food before storage in the fridge. This is because the keeping of food in the fridge without cover may increase moisture in the unit. Use safe appliances such as foil, fitting tops or even plastic covers to keep food before putting it into the fridge. Ensure that you empty the ice in the freezer. A lot of people do not remember using ice in the lower dispenser making it overstay. The lighting of the fridge may seem inappropriate but is very efficient in ensuring that you get what you need quickly keeping the fridge closed. The other important aspect is to ensure that you do not keep hot food in the fridge. Keeping hot steamy food will see the fridge working overly hard to maintain the required temperatures. Take into consideration this simple steps in ensuring that your fridge works efficiently.