You're going to find mold here and there in your home at one point or another, but you don't want to find it in your refrigerator. This is where your food is that you are feeding you and your family with. If you've found mold in your refrigerator—that isn't just inside that old leftover container you keep forgetting about—there are things you can check to prevent it from taking over your refrigerator. Read on for repair tips to figure out what the problem may be.
Check For Power
If the power is not on to your refrigerator, it will get warm inside, which will cause mold and mildew to grow. Open the refrigerator and check if there is any light. Feel inside to see if it feels warm. Check that it is plugged in. If it is, try another outlet and test the outlet it was plugged into to be sure it is working properly. Also test the refrigerator's cord for continuity. If you aren't getting any power from the refrigerator, you should call a refrigerator repair company for help making the repair. It could be an electrical issue or a problem with the motor.
Check The Thermostat
Check the thermostat inside your refrigerator to see what it is set at. If the setting is too low, it may cause too much humidity inside the refrigerator which is the perfect condition for mold to grow. Clean up your refrigerator using a bleach and water mixture or use vinegar, water, and mild dish detergent, then adjust the thermostat to a cooler temperature. Keep an eye on your refrigerator to see if the mold reappears.
Clear Out Some Food
If you have too much in your refrigerator, it may be blocking the vents and can cause some warmer areas in your refrigerator. These warmer air pockets can lead to mold or mildew growth. Clear out some of the food you have stored in your refrigerator and store it in another refrigerator (such as a basement or garage refrigerator). Take a close look and toss anything that you don't want or that has gone bad in your refrigerator to allow for more air flow inside the refrigerator and freezer.
If you have mold in your refrigerator, it's a problem that will only get worse. Take care of this issue now before all of your food is ruined. Call a professional refrigerator repairman like those with A1 PROFESSIONAL APPLIANCE SERVICE AND REPAIR for help making the repair if you aren't sure what the problem may be.