How to Clean Mold from Refrigerator Water Dispenser [VIDEO]

How to Clean Mold from Refrigerator Water Dispenser

How to Clean Mold from Refrigerator Water Dispenser [VIDEO]

Imagine the warmth of a gentle summer breeze caressing your soul in the morning of Sunday.

Sun sparks through the window as you fling your safe duvet open.

Exposed in crackling fire, you are glinted with sweat almost trickling into your eyes.

This unbearable warmth makes you want to get some frosty treats.

The sight of cold water delights your eyes.

Thrilled to savor its refreshing taste, you get some of it from the water dispenser.

But, to your dismay, some flakes are floating in the glass.

The feeling of water going down your throat fades away.

And you thought you would need to sacrifice a weekend rest and do some intense cleaning.

How does mold grow in the refrigerator water dispenser?

If you suddenly notice black stuff coming out of your refrigerator water dispenser, better clean it.

These are mold harboring into your water dispenser.

The most common reason for this is contamination.

If you happen to touch the water lines with your hands, bacteria may get and  grow in it.

You may ask, can mold grow in refrigerator water lines despite being careful?

The answer is still yes.

No matter how careful you are, mold can still grow into the water line.

Refrigerator dispensers getting dirty are an inevitable situation.

To remedy this, you need to ensure no one touches the water lines.

Moreover, you need to clean the area with natural cleaning materials like vinegar and lemon water.

This will make you at ease that you are getting clean and safe drinking water.

How to Clean Mold from a Refrigerator Water Dispenser?

Refrigerators with water dispensers provide great convenience.

You do not need to worry anymore about carrying a heavy 5-gallon of water every time.

However, like any other household appliance, it also needs regular and proper maintenance.

Here are some quick and easy steps to clean your refrigerator water dispenser.

STEP 1: Prepare to clean the refrigerator water dispenser

Before you start cleaning, you need to do some preparation.

  • Switch off your refrigerator.
  • Remove the plug for proper safety measures
  • Take all the removable parts and clean them separately with vinegar or lemon water.
  • Fill a bottle spray with 1 cup of water
  • Add 1 cup of vinegar

Vinegar is a safe product and proven to be effective in getting rid of mold in the water line.

Also, it is considered as a  powerful cleaning agent that has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.

STEP 2: Clean the dispenser

You will need a toothbrush to reach tight areas of the dispenser.

  • Spray the cleaning mixture into the water dispenser
  • Use a toothbrush to reach every area.
  • Dip the brush in the vinegar solution
  • Scrub until all areas are clean

STEP 3: Remove and clean the tray

Your dispenser also has a tray or small bucket.

You need to remove and clean it, as well.

  • Remove the tray
  • Bring it to the sink
  • Use toothbrush dipped in the vinegar solution to clean it
  • Scrub out until all dirt loosened

STEP 4: Return the parts of the refrigerator

After cleaning all the removable parts and food from the refrigerator, place them  inside the fridge again.

Knowing how to organize your fridge will keep food fresh for a longer time.

Here are some tips on how you can store your food after cleaning your refrigerator.

  • Upper compartments: cooked dishes and some opened products
  • Middle compartments: fresh milk, cream, yogurt
  • Lower compartments: sausage, ham, raw meat, raw fish
  • Vegetable compartment: vegetables, fruits, fresh herbs
  • Upper door compartment: eggs, butter
  • Middle door compartment: dressings, ketchup, and other opened sauces
  • Lower door compartment: beverages

STEP 5: Check the water

You will need to run a lot of water before you sip some of it again.

Once the vinegar smell and taste are gone, you can now rehydrate using your refrigerator dispenser.

  • Flush about 1 bottle of water to rinse some leftover vinegar from the dispenser
  • It will help to remove the cleaning solution before you start drinking from the water dispenser.

How often to clean fridge water dispenser

How often you need to clean the refrigerator water dispenser depends on how frequent you use it.

Usually, it needs a thorough cleaning once every 6 months.

Some parts like the nozzles, buttons and fridge door need to be cleaned at least once a week.

Wrap up!

Having a refrigerator offers comfort but having a refrigerator water dispenser is a luxury.

With this, you get to enjoy some cold and clean water every time you need it.

However, water dispensers are often taken for granted.

It is often ignored when it comes to cleaning.

With frequent use, water dispensers need to have some thorough cleaning once in a while.

The moist and damp areas are particularly prone to bacterial growth.

Your fridge is definitely not safe from these microorganisms.

If neglected, drinking water contaminated with mold can be detrimental to your health.

Therefore, it is necessary that you do proper maintenance of your water dispenser.

By this, you can avoid some troubles and health problems.

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