How To Get Rid Of Refrigerator Molds
Mold is a common household problem. They grow just about anywhere and everywhere. One of the worst places where you can find molds is inside your refrigerator. When this happens, you should take prompt action as the molds might even cause food poisoning. Note that molds are fungi that may cause unwanted health problems, particularly respiratory problems. They pose bad threats when inhaled and they can bring even worse poisoning when eaten. For this reason, when you see those molds start to grow in your refrigerator, you must clean them up right away.
Removing molds in a refrigerator is actually quite easy. It only takes about an hour to fully remove those molds. So to help you get rid of refrigerator molds, follow this simple step by step instruction.
Remove all the products inside your refrigerator
First thing that you should do when getting rid of refrigerator molds is to defrost it and then remove all the things inside it. Place your foods temporarily in a safe and clean container, or you can borrow a cooler from a friend.
Get the things you need
When removing molds from the refrigerator, it is best to prepare and gather all the things that you will need beforehand. Get chlorine bleach, vinegar, baking soda, sponge or soft-bristled brush, spray bottles, and rag or cloth.
Make a bleach solution
Chlorine bleach is very effective in killing molds so to remove those molds inside your refrigerator, simply create a bleach solution. To do this, simply mix one part of bleach chlorine and some warm water and transfer it into a spray bottle.
Spray the bleach solution
Once you have finished making the bleach solution, you can now use it to remove the molds. Just spray the bleach solution all over the refrigerator, particularly on the areas where the mold clumps are. Be sure to spray the sides and undersides of refrigerator and its drawers. Keep the refrigerator opened and wait for about 15 minutes for the solution to work. Once the molds start to become white in color, use a rag or cloth to wipe them away.
Apply vinegar solution
If the molds were not removed using the chlorine bleach solution, then you can follow up the treatment using vinegar. Simply combine equal parts of vinegar and water. Pour this solution in a spray bottle as well. Then, spray it all over the refrigerator. Allow the solution to set in for about five to 10 minutes.
Sprinkle baking soda
For larger mold clumps, you can use baking soda to lift up the molds. Simply sprinkle ample amount of baking soda over those molds.
After both the vinegar and baking soda has set in, you can now start scrubbing. Using your sponge or brush, thoroughly scrub the area to remove the molds. Do not be too harsh in brushing as you may leave scratch marks on your refrigerator.
Wipe with damp washcloth
Once the molds have been lifted up from the refrigerator’s surface, you can now just remove them. Using a damp washcloth, wipe all the areas to remove the molds and other germ residue. You can also wash the area with water if there is much dirt. Then, using another piece of washcloth that is dry, wipe the refrigerator and let it allow drying up.