Mold is a fungus that lives and thrives in humid places and closed or with poor ventilation, such as basements, bathrooms, attics, even within the household where you create condensation, such as refrigerators and microwave ovens. Drinks and food left in the fridge for too long, they can become the ideal habitat for the proliferation and spread of mold and bacteria, dangerous to our health. Keep the appliance clean and efficient is critical, but even more important is to address the problem of mold as soon as you notice the presence of small black spots or odors, because the spores, over time, can cause severe allergic reactions and diseases. Without the need for expensive products containing chemical additives, you can eliminate mold from refrigerator employing commonly used ingredients, oil elbow and a few articles for the cleaning of the house. Lets See How to remove mold from the fridge.

how to remove mold

We start from a deep cleaning of the refrigerator , an operation that should be done at least every 6 months. If you are particularly allergic to mold , I recommend using protective clothing such as rubber gloves (to protect your hands from direct contact with it), a disposable mask (to avoid breathing toxic spores accidentally) and eye protection. After disconnecting the appliance from the power supply and have it emptied of food and drink content, proceed by extracting shelves, egg cups, trays, racks and any removable part. Fill the bathtub or a large bowl with a solution of water and white vinegar in the ratio of 1 cup of vinegar per 2 liters of water. Soak all components removed and leave to soak for about 30/40 minutes. Then wipe with a sponge or a soft bristle brush and rinse with cold water. Finally dry all parts thoroughly with a soft cloth.

Now proceed to clean the inside of the refrigerator, prepare a mixture of warm water and white vinegar in equal measure. If you do not like the pungent smell of vinegar, you can add to the mix a few drops of essential oil lavender. Dip a soft sponge (to avoid scratching the surface) in the solution, squeeze and rub vigorously all the internal walls of the refrigerator, to remove the toughest stains. Proceed from the top down, not to mention every nook and fixed parts. Alternatively vinegar, you can use half a liter of distilled water with 4 tablespoons of baking soda, increasing the amount of the latter in proportion to dirt. But keep in mind that vinegar has a more high degreasing power. Work is finished, fill a basin with clean water and rinse the inside of the refrigerator with the aid of a damp sponge. Finally dry well, preferably with a microfiber cloth , not to leave lint.