How to Clean Mold From a Freezer

Written by cesar castro | 13/05/2017
How to Clean Mold From a Freezer
Remove mould from your freezer. (mould on petrified wood image by MAXFX from

Mold is not only unsightly, but it can cause many health problems for those who breathe in the spores. Mold thrives in damp areas of your home. It can grow in attics, basements, sheds, bathrooms and even in your refrigerator and freezer. Once the mould begins to grow, it has to be eradicated immediately to prevent it from spreading.

Turn off the refrigerator. Remove all food to another freezer or to an ice chest.

Put on a pair of rubber gloves, safety goggles and a dust mask. Mold can cause respiratory problems, sinus congestion, teary eyes, coughing and skin irritations.

Create the cleaning solution by combining one cup of bleach with one gallon of warm water in a bucket. Bleach is an effective mould sterilizer.

Pour the solution into a spray bottle and apply a thin mist onto the mouldy area. Let the bleach disinfect the area by saturating the area with the solution. The surface must be wet for 15 minutes for the bleach to effectively disinfect the area. Reapply the solution if needed.

Saturate a cloth or sponge with the cleaning solution. Wipe the mould and surrounding areas. Use a scrub brush saturated with the bleach solution to scrub down any stubborn areas. Rinse with cool water.

Open the freezer door open to allow it to air dry. Position a fan facing the freezer to speed up the drying process.

Plug in the refrigerator once the freezer compartment is completely dry. Once it is cold again, place your food back in.

Things you need

  • Rubber gloves
  • Safety goggles
  • Dust mask
  • Bleach
  • Bucket
  • Spray bottle
  • Sponge
  • Scrub brush
  • Fan

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