Hints & Tips

Do Refrigerators Require Maintenance?

September 24,2020

Yes, Refrigerators absolutely require maintenance!

The fridge is arguably the most important appliance in the home, with it being opened and closed at least a few times a day. Therefore, it is integral that your refrigerator is cared for properly in order to keep it functioning optimally.

It is advisable to get your fridge serviced when it shows signs of wear, or when you experience any issues – such as broken seals or fluctuating temperature. However, there are also a number of things you can do yourself to maintain your fridge.

Here are a few tips for fridge care and maintenance:

  • Keep a space for ventilation behind your fridge to improve performance and save electricity – this is especially important during the warmer months.
  • Keep your food refrigerated at recommended temperatures – this inhibits bacterial growth and allows you to store food for longer periods of time, saving you money on your grocery bill.
  • Never put hot meals in the fridge – let them cool down at room temperature first.
  • Keep the fridge away from heat sources like ovens, stoves or furnaces.
  • Clean the fridge on a regular basis and vacuum its back to ensure the airflow is not corrupt.
  • Ensure you do not leave the fridge doors open for too long – as this wastes energy and forces the fridge to overwork.
  • Regularly clean the coils at the back of your fridge.
  • Ensure your refrigerator is level, so the door is able to seal properly.
  • Keep it full, but not too full – while you should try to avoid overcrowding your refrigerator, keeping it relatively full helps it to stay cool and regulate its temperature.

Don’t wait until it’s too late.

If your fridge is in need of a service or repair, don’t wait until it’s too late to call a technician, because who knows when your appliance will completely stop working. There is nothing worse than having a broken fridge – especially when people are spending all of their time at home. Furthermore, a faulty fridge is potentially harmful to the health of you and your family if left unrepaired, and fluctuating temperatures can cause dangerous bacteria to grow, that are not safe to consume. With essential home appliances, it is best to address any problems you are facing straight away to avoid any unnecessary risks and to ensure you do not have to spend hundreds of dollars on replacing an appliance when it could have been easily repaired if addressed earlier.

Contact Our Fridge Repair Specialist Today!

If you need a repair on your fridge or any other home appliance, you can be assured that the Do-All Appliance Services team are the best technicians for the job. Your appliances are safe in our (thoroughly sanitised) hands.

Make a booking today by calling 1300 366 365 or 03 9553 0660, and feel free to visit our website for more information.

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