Are you experiencing issues with your fridge? Does your fridge smell bad? Is your fridge constantly freezing up? These problems can all be caused by a blocked drain hole. A blocked drain hole can cause water to backup into your fridge, result in foul smells, and even lead to the growth of mold.
But don't worry, Drainage Cumbria is here to help! We are a drain cleaning company based in Cumbria, North West England. With years of experience, we specialize in cleaning all types of drains, including fridge drains.
In this article, we will discuss how to clean the drain hole in your fridge to prevent drainage issues and keep your fridge running smoothly.
If your fridge freeze-up frequently or your fridge has an unpleasant smell, chances are your fridge's drain hole is blocked. When your fridge's drain hole is blocked, it prevents water from draining properly, leading to water accumulation.
This water can mix with food particles and cause a foul smell. Additionally, the buildup of water in your fridge can cause the growth of bacteria and mold, which can be very harmful to your health.
Regularly cleaning your fridge drain can prevent these issues from occurring. It is recommended that you clean your fridge drain at least once every three months to keep it running smoothly.
Before cleaning your fridge drain, you need to defrost your fridge. A buildup of ice can make it harder to access the drain hole.
To defrost your fridge, turn your fridge off and leave it open. Alternatively, you can remove all items from the fridge and store them in a cooler while you defrost the fridge.
Make sure you place a towel or container at the bottom of the fridge to catch any water that comes out of the fridge.
Once your fridge is defrosted, it's time to locate the drain hole. Most fridge drain holes are located at the bottom of the fridge, behind a panel.
If you cannot locate the drain hole, consult your fridge's instruction manual. Depending on the make and model of your fridge, the drain hole may be located in a different area.
To clean the drain hole, you will need a few supplies. These include a pipe cleaner, a syringe, soda, and a teaspoon of baking soda.
First, take the pipe cleaner and insert it into the drain hole. Gently twist and turn the pipe cleaner to remove any debris that may be blocking the drain hole.
Next, mix a teaspoon of baking soda with a small amount of soda. Using the syringe, squirt the mixture into the drain hole. This will help break up any remaining debris.
Lastly, pour some warm water down the drain hole to rinse out any remaining debris. Replace the fridge's bottom tray and turn the fridge back on.
If you encounter any issues while cleaning your fridge drain, Drainage Cumbria is always here to help. Simply give us a call at 01228 734162 or send us an email at [email protected] for assistance.
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Congratulations! You have successfully cleaned your fridge's drain hole. Now it's time to put your fridge back together.
Make sure you wipe down the inside of the fridge to remove any excess moisture. Additionally, you may want to place a container of baking soda inside your fridge to absorb any remaining odors.
When your fridge is back together, give it a few hours to reach its desired temperature before replacing any food.
If you have unblocked your fridge drain but the issues persist, it may be time to seek professional help. Drainage Cumbria can help you unblock your fridge and freezer and identify any underlying issues that may be causing the problem.
Smells, clogs, and bacteria can all carry over from food that has gone bad or gotten stuck even after youve solved the immediate issue. You may notice your fridge smells funky, or your food goes off quicker than its best-before date. Making a serious effort to clean and defrost your fridge can help.
Cleaning your fridge's drain hole is a relatively easy task. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can prevent drainage issues, foul smells, and the growth of mold in your fridge.
If you need additional support, be sure to reach out to Drainage Cumbria. We are always here to help you with any of your drain-related issues.