Written by: Brian Hawkins special guest writer from Dave Arbogast
03/08/2013 10:00 AM
Having an RV is a great way for families to spend time with each other while enjoying the great outdoors. While it is possible to live in an RV, most people use these vehicles only occasionally for camping or vacationing. While a lot of work goes into making the RV travel ready, one thing that most people often forget is to clean out the fridge. If an RV is not being used constantly, the moisture left inside the appliance can cause mold and mildew to grow inside it. This is not only a huge inconvenience for those who are already packed and ready to hit the road, but it also poses a huge safety risk as well. To help we have some tips on how to prevent mold from developing in your RV fridge and if it does some tips on how to remove it from your RV fridge.
How to Prevent Mold From Developing In An RV Fridge
The easiest way to treat mold is to prevent it from growing in the first place. To do this will require a little work at the end of each RV trip, but by doing so, hours of cleaning will be spared later on. There are several methods used to prevent the mold from growing, but the following tips have been found most effective.
How To Remove Mold That Has Already Grown In An RV Fridge
If you didn't use the above tips and are now dealing with a moldy fridge, there's still hope. It's very important that the entire fridge be cleaned out before any food is placed inside it. If not cleaned properly, the mold will regrow at an alarming rate. If not caught soon enough, it can spread to the food which can make you sick and ruin your trip. There are several methods on how to best clean mold, but the following tips are the most useful.
Note: A mask and gloves should always be worn at all times when cleaning mold. Black mold, which is most common in refrigerators, can cause breathing problems and other health issues if a mask isn't worn.
Brian Hawkins works as part of the internet development team at Dave Arbogast RV Depot in Troy, Ohio, where he writes about the RV maintenance and industry daily. When he's not covering the RV lifestyle he enjoys camping with his wife and children.
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