Maintaining the refrigerator seal: saving energy through cleanliness

Nothing is easier than maintaining your refrigerator seals regularly. It hardly takes time and effort, but it helps the device to maintain the temperature better and does not waste energy. Because: Well-functioning seals keep the cold in and the heat out. The following tips will do something good for your fridge and your wallet - and keep mold away.

Mold and refrigerator seal: where is the connection?

Maintaining the refrigerator seal helps against mold because it prevents condensation from forming. And where it is permanently damp, the fungus likes to settle. The seal itself can become a haven for mold if it is porous and calcified.

With regular seal care you not only save electricity, but you also increase the level of hygiene in the refrigerator. Killing two birds with one stone rarely works as easily as in this case.

How to properly maintain the refrigerator seal

With our tips you will keep your refrigerator seal fit and clean, so that you do not have to worry about a loss of energy and no mold accumulation. Please note, however, that other areas of the refrigerator also require regular maintenance.

  • Maintain your refrigerator seals by regularly wiping them with warm water and a little washing-up liquid. That keeps you clean over the long term!
  • The best way to stop the build-up of limescale and mold is to add a little vinegar and water to clean the seals. Definitely go deep too!
  • Seals become porous too easily, which is why we recommend that you rub the material with a little glycerine from time to time, this makes them durable for a long time.
  • Talc also prevents premature aging of the refrigerator seal and is therefore wonderfully suitable for maintaining it. You will find that when rubbed with talc, the door usually closes better.

If all else fails and the refrigerator seal is simply »over«, then you can replace it with simple means. You can find out how to re-glue a refrigerator seal right here in the house journal.

Tips & Tricks Make sure that the drainage devices on the rear wall of the refrigerator are always free and clean. This way, the water doesn't build up, but the inside stays nice and dry. Schimmel doesn't feel at home here at all.