Cleaning Refrigerated Containers

Eventually your fridge is going to need cleaning, whether you are in catering or pharmaceuticals. This is somewhat inevitable; all things progressively go from an ordered to disordered state. It’s actually a scientific law. As such here are some tips to help you clean out your cold stores and ensure that the need to clean is an infrequent occurrence.

What do you need?

refrigeration containersFirst, you’ll need to acquire a proper cleaning fluid with which to clean the insides of your cold stores. You can pick these up at any decent store that has a cleaning supplies department, so feel free to browse to see which one your prefer. If you decide you’d rather not be reliant on such things, you can create your own. In a gallon of hot water, pour one cup of ammonia, half a cup of vinegar and one quarter of baking soda. You can either use this in a spray bottle or with a bowl and sponge. While highly pungent, the substance is a great all-purpose cleaner that prevents the build up of mould and mildew. Wipe out the entire of the refrigerated container’s interior with this, including shelves and inner compartments. Paste wax can be used to buff the surfaces and prevent grease build up. If you come across any tough stains, feel free to use toothpaste -- not only should it clean it up, but it leaves behind a much more agreeable smell than the homemade cleaning mix.

Cleaning Difficult Areas

To clean up those hard-to-reach fluff balls that may collect beneath and behind your refrigerated container, remove the grill and run a pole with a pair of pantyhose or a similarly suitable material attached underneath. Also check the pan underneath the unit, as it could hold unpleasant-smelling water.

cold roomsThere are a variety of ways to combat other odours within the refrigerated containers, from filling a sock with an activated of charcoal and leaving it in your fridge for a couple of days, to placing a paper bag in your vegetable drawer. How you chose to combat this is up to you, and again you should find materials and supplies to assist in this at your local retailers.

You can pinpoint leaks in the insulating seam around the door by placing a lighted torch within the cold stores, closing the door and switching off the light. For best effects, perform this test after dark or with the curtains drawn. You will see pinpricks of light where the sealant needs repair.

A tip to help keep your refrigerator running is to fill an empty 2-litre bottle of Coke with water and placing it within the inside compartment of the door. It will not only help it run efficiently, it will also help keep it cool. Always keep your fridge at around 2.7°C for optimum efficiency.

For further information on cold stores, cold rooms and blast freezers, please visit the website of CRS Cold Storage to see their full range of cold storage devices and supplies.

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