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Simple Methods to Prevent Refrigerator Mold in an RV

mold infestation in RV RefrigeratorIf you are the proud owner of an RV, chances are you might come across a disgusting sight the moment you open your refrigerator door after a couple of months – mold. You might be wondering what the big deal is about a bit of fungus! After all, you can simply clean it off, right? Truth be told, a mold infestation is nothing to be taken lightly. Not only is it harmful for your health, but it also takes a lot of time and effort to deal with the problem. The most effective solution, therefore, is preventing it the moment you see it. Following are a few useful tips:

Pay Attention to Cleaning Techniques

You need to be careful when cleaning the RV interior. Because mold tends to seep into every nook and cranny of your refrigerator rapidly, a quick wipe of the largest surfaces inside your refrigerator will not suffice. This will simply delay the appearance of the mold. It is important to scrub every single corner of your RV refrigerator, including the drawer guides and the door gaskets.

What Should You Use?

The first step is to scrub the inside of your refrigerator with soapy warm water. Then, prepare a bleach and water solution, combining ¼ cup of bleach to a gallon of water. Use this mix to disinfect and sanitize the refrigerator surfaces.

Precautionary Measures

After you complete your RV trip, remember to clean-out the refrigerator and keep the door propped open to both the freezer and the refrigerator before you lock up until your next trip. Check that the doors do not swing shut when you move your trailer into the storage space. Turn off the refrigerator’s interior lights so that your RV battery does not get drained while the doors remain open.

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