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Refrigerator/Freezer Cleaning & Deodorization

4/26/2021 (Permalink)

Cleaning Protocols at SERVPRO of West Oklahoma City Refrigerator/Freezer Cleaning & Deodorization Cleaning Protocols SERVPRO of West Oklahoma City

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Refrigerator/Freezer Cleaning & Deodorization

Many times customers will contact us with a need to disinfect or deodorize their refrigerator. This is usually caused by power going out and food spoiling within the refrigerator. SERVPRO of West Oklahoma City has trained technicians to handle such issues. Below we will share the proper cleaning procedures when dealing with foul odors inside a refrigerator or freezer.

This two part process will help you clean and disinfect your refrigerator. First you must clean out any material present in the refrigerator. Next you will need to apply a bio neutralizer and let it dwell for 24 hours. Completing these steps will insure the proper cleaning and deodorization of your appliance. 

Area Preparation:

  • Remove spoiled materials. 
  • If able, move the appliance outside. 


  • If there are liquids from the spoiled food, use a disinfectant.
    • Apply using pump up or hand-held sprayer.
    • Dwell for 15 minutes.
    • Dispose of any liquid materials.
  • Mix Content Cleaner.
  • Clean appliance with soft bristle brush or cleaning sponge. 
  • Allow the detergent to dwell for 15 minutes. 
  • Clear water rinse.


  • Mix Bio Neutralizer.
  • Apply using sprayer.
  • Close the door and allow the chemical to dwell for 24 hours. 
  • Wipe surfaces down with Content Cleaner.
  • Ventilate.

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