Unpleasant odors can cause decaymood and even the appearance of a headache. Especially undesirable is the presence of excess odors where food is stored. Before deciding how to remove the smell from the refrigerator, it is necessary to find out the cause of the "aroma" that has appeared there. Sometimes a new fridge smells unpleasant, in such cases you need to rinse it in any of the ways given below, and leave it on for a few days. The main thing is not to panic, sometimes this trouble can happen, even if the refrigerators are produced by well-known manufacturers. Do not store in the refrigerator, which has an unpleasant smell, any products, many of them, especially dairy, will absorb undesirable odors and after that become unsuitable for consumption, or at least pleasure from their taste and smell will be spoiled.
How to properly wash the refrigerator?
If the refrigerator is not new, but the cause of thethere are flavors of spoiled products, remove from it everything that can be: food, shelves, drawers. After that, we wash the fridge thoroughly with the use of a disinfectant cleaning solution, and all products whose quality is called into question are ruthlessly thrown away. It is also necessary to clean the shelves and drawers of the refrigerator itself, and its entire surface, using all the same detergents.
Folk Remedies for Odor Removal
Sometimes just washing the refrigerator is not enough,Smells, though not so sharp, still remain. What to do in this case? Will help ordinary vinegar. It is necessary to dilute it with water, in proportion one to one, and wipe the entire inner surface. You can also use vinegar and in another way - in a deactivated refrigerator put a container of boiling vinegar solution, close the refrigerator and leave until the morning. Acetic vapors, rising, will settle on surfaces, including those that are difficult to clean, and remove untidy smells. After the refrigerator is washed, it must be left to dry completely open. As a cleanser, "struggling" with a refrigerator that began to smell bad, you can use a solution of ordinary baking soda: in one liter of water, dilute a tablespoon of soda and the same ammonia. Wipe the resulting solution with all surfaces.
As you know, the problem is always easierprevent than fight it. To avoid the appearance of an unpleasant odor, once a week we remove the food from the refrigerator and throw out those that started to deteriorate, and arrange a "general cleaning" of the refrigerator every 2-3 months. After washing, you can use special substances, so-called odor absorbers. In a cleanly washed refrigerator, we place absorbents that can absorb unpleasant odors, you can use special tools from the hardware store for this, or you can use home recipes. Well absorbed in the smells are the following products: a crust of black bread, a citrus peel (orange or lemon), coffee beans, a bowl with rice, an open pack of soda, a filler for cat litter. Another excellent absorber of odors will be activated charcoal, which must be pre-calcined in an oven heated to 180 degrees, for fifteen minutes. If the smell is very persistent, then calcine charcoal and put it in the refrigerator you need every day until excess odors disappear.
When nothing helps ...
Sometimes, even after all the measures taken toodor removal, the problem remains unresolved. So the reason for a minor malfunction of the refrigerator, such as a blockage in the defrost system or a clogged drain, in this case the problem can only be solved by a repairman or, at worst, buying a new unit. We advise you to read: