We are all isolated and bored at home. The anxiety is stressful with the COVID-19 / coronavirus tragedy. If you are bored and looking to clean up a few things in your home that will help keep you and your family healthy, try cleaning. Below is a FLASHBACK BLOG POST for you that demonstrates how easy it is to clean out under your refrigerator. I wish you health and wellness!
A few years ago I pulled the refrigerator out to paint the wall behind it and was shocked to see a really dirty mess. I didn’t take a photo of it at the time as it was horrifying, but I did take a similar photo of the bottom of a refrigerator (above) when I went to tour the refrigerator recycling facility for ComEd’s Smart Ideas® Fridge & Freezer Recycling program. The photo above shows you what your refrigerator coils might look like in your home. Clean refrigerator coils and save energy – it can increase air circulation and helps the coils do their job so they do not have to work extra hard to keep your food cool. A clean coil means you help extend the life of the refrigerator and keep that dust and dirt out of your home at a time when you need clean air for your health.
Since we are entering that Spring Cleaning time of year, I thought you might like a quick lesson on how to clean a refrigerator coil so you can clean up a yucky mess and be green and sustainable at the same time. You should clean your coils at least once per year.
HOW TO CLEAN REFRIGERATOR COILS
- Pull out refrigerator cautiously. Shut off ice maker or water supplies. Unplug refrigerator.
- Gently knock the dust off around the condenser coils using a tool called a “refrigerator-coil brush” (you can find the brush at any hardware store). Vacuum the dust up and off of the grill and coils.
- If there’s grease build-up on the grill, use a warm water and vinegar mixture to clean the grill and the area surrounding it. Once dry, put the unit back together and plug into the wall.
Below is a quick video from AmyWorks on how to clean refrigerator coils. She’s awesome and gives a great lesson.