5. Clean the Tray Under the Fridge

The bad odor coming from the tray under the refrigerator is a sign of mold contamination. Do not let it degrade indoor air. Cleaning under the refrigerator is easy with bleach solution and salt!

Use bleach solution before sprinkling salt on the tray. Bleach disinfects and salt reduces bacteria and mold growth. Schedule the cleaning, and stick with it, to prevent food from being trapped and later becoming a habitat for mold spores blown into the air each time the compressor kicks in.

If you don’t clean under the refrigerator, mold will collect and contaminate not only the air but also food you store in your fridge.

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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