Even a sparkling clean fridge can have a funky smell sometimes. A strong stench from a fridge could be caused by a range of things, and sometimes identifying the root cause of the problem can be a challenge.
After throwing away any rotten food and giving your fridge a good clean, if it still smells bad, it may be because the odour has seeped into the plastic. Therefore, you need something to absorb the smell from the plastic.
In this article, we’ll give you the best guide on how to get rid of any weird smells that might be coming from your fridge, leaving you with a fresh-smelling kitchen once again.
How to stop your fridge from smelling
The first thing you will need to do is remove everything from your fridge. Whilst doing this, double-check you have any rotting or out-of-date food in there, and throw these away if you do.
Once you’ve done this, you’ll need to grab a few bits: a cloth or paper towels and an enzyme cleaner, like Bio one™ deep clean and surface cleaner. Simply mix Bio one™ deep clean and surface cleaner with some water and spray it inside your fridge from corner to corner to properly tackle the smell.
Removing the bad smell from your fridge with Bio one™
- Look for specific area(s) where it smells the worst, so you can focus on cleaning those spots.
- After you’ve identified the area, you need to thoroughly spray it with Bio one™ deep clean and surface cleaner until fully covered and very damp.
- Leave the solution in the fridge for up to 10 minutes.
- With a damp cloth wipe over and leave to dry naturally. Repeat if required.
How does Bio one™ work?
Bio one™ deep clean and surface cleaneris an all-natural enzyme surface cleaner that works on a range of materials, clothes and surfaces. It uses 100% natural active enzymes which gives it the power to eliminate odours food debris or bad smells which seem impossible to get rid of. Plus, this product is 100% vegan, and it doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals, so it’s kind to the environment and certainly safe to use, even with babies and pets around. The enzymes continue to work whilst wet, breaking down any waste particles and these friendly bacteria eliminates them, leaving your home smelling fresh again.
What causes the smell?
Spillage or rotten food is perhaps one of the most popular causes of a funky smell from your fridge. Remove and throw away any expired food as well as
the compartment or shelf the food was on to clean it. Be sure to let it dry before putting it back into the fridge.
The drip tray or drain smells
The drip tray at the bottom of your fridge, or the drainpipe could have gunk in it. Inspect both to see if there’s any blockage, as this could be causing the stench.
Not everyone remembers that there is a hidden drip pan at the bottom of a fridge, so when they do a deep clean, they end up missing this. The pan sits under the fridge to catch any moisture. Over time, that moisture can cause mould to breed, which can cause a smell. Check your user’s manual for instructions on how to remove your drip pan. Empty the pan and thoroughly clean it with Bio one™ deep clean and surface cleanerand allow to dry completely before reinstalling it.
You’re storing food incorrectly
Foods with a naturally strong scent could be the cause of the smell, so it’s important to properly store food in your fridge. Use sealed containers for strong-smelling food to stop the scent from lingering in your fridge.
The water tank needs cleaning
If your fridge has a water dispenser and you notice a chemical smell coming from it, it might be that the filter needs to be changed. The user manual that came with your fridge should advise on where you can purchase a new filter.
What are enzymes?
Don’t be fooled to think that because enzymes are natural they are less effective than chemical cleaners. Enzymes are nature’s very own powerful cleaning tools. Making them the go to choice for customers who do not want to spray harmful chemicals around their home.
Simply put, enzymes are all around us performing millions of important tasks in our bodies and in nature every single day. They are a type of protein that act like a biological catalyst to speed up the break down of organic compounds.
Similarly to how saliva, (which contains enzymes), initiates the digestion process by breaking down food in our mouths, cleaning enzymes use the same ‘enzymatic digestion’ to effectively break down and eradicate the organic proteins present in urine, faeces, vomit, drool, dirt, food, and more.
This process not only makes cleaning easier but also prevents the growth of bad bacteria – the root cause of those unpleasant odours – in the air, on surfaces, and within the fibres of your soft furnishings.
Try out Bio one™ deep clean and surface cleaner today, vomit and the other nasties is what nature created enzymes for.
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