We have already discussed what lurks on refrigerator handles and touchpads, but some harmful bacteria can grow within your fridge even at cold temperatures.
Fruits and vegetables will stay fresh longer if they aren’t washed before storing. So they go into the vegetable drawer, still covered in bacteria and pesticides. Even though you wash them before preparing and serving them to your family, the germs and bacteria remain in the crisper drawer.
The same thing happens when storing raw meat in the refrigerator. Packaging leaks and fluids penetrate deep into the cracks of your refrigerator, which are difficult to reach with cleaning solutions used in a typical home cleaning service. Even packaged foods, such as milk and butter, have been handled and stored numerous times before they enter your refrigerator.
Remove refrigerator drawers and shelves regularly and wash them with a mild detergent and warm or hot water to eliminate the coliform bacteria, yeast, and mold that can grow on them. And then use a clean cloth or paper towel to dry them.
Use a disinfecting wipe to wipe down the interior surfaces between deep cleanings. And when you’re doing the monthly home cleaning inside the refrigerator, Take some time to dust and vacuum your refrigerator’s top and behind it. Remove the vent cover to vacuum the coils. Dust on coils makes the refrigerator use more energy to stay cool, and food particles trapped between the coils act as insect magnets.