Sunday, February 17, 2013

How to Clean Behind a Refrigerator

Fig.1 Dust and hairs on grill
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools: 
Bucket with soap and water 
Clean mop 
Dusk mask (If sensitive to dust)
Nitrile glove or cleaning gloves 
Vacuum cleaner with brush
Shop vacuum with brush

Mrs. Handy had noticed that her refrigerator was making noises. The GE® refrigerator was pulled out by its wheels.

This post shows the four steps to removing the dust and dirt on the walls, floors and refrigerator.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the dust all over the back cardboard grill on the refrigerator.
Step 2: Fig.2 and fig.3 shows the dust on the floor and the baseboards. When the refrigerator get hot it sucks up like a magnet all the dust and dirt in the kitchen. Notice the decorative pattern on walls, baseboards and cabinets.
Fig.2 Dust on floor
Fig.3 Dust on baseboards
Note: Unfortunately this is not useful, to work efficiently the refrigerator needs not to have the dust and dirt. The dust will insulates in internal parts, this will make the refrigerator work harder. Dirt and dust will shorten the life of the refrigerator. 

Step 2: Below use a vacuum cleaner or use a shop vacuum to removed the dust off the refrigerator cardboard grill. Also remove the decorative dust webs off the baseboards and the refrigerator cabinet.

Shop Vacuum

Step 3: Fig.4 shows the floor and the cabinet has been vacuumed now it's time to wash the floor. Use a standard sponge mop and soap with water.
Fig.4 Wash floor

Step 4: The job is done, now push back the refrigerator in its cabinet. Now Mrs. Handy can enjoy her refrigerator without all those strange noises. Today refrigerator cost in the thousands of dollars so it make sense to do the maintenance and save as much money as possible. Maintenance should be done every six months especially if the refrigerator is located near an exterior door.

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