We have all been there at one point or another. You open your freezer door to stuff some frozen food inside and realize there is a massive ice buildup. It is easier to just ignore this problem, shove the frozen food in and shut the door as if the ice buildup is not even there. As tempting as it may be to forever avoid the ever-growing ice buildup, it’s easier than you might think to take care of. So instead of just shutting the door and pretending the problem doesn’t exist, you’ll want to first empty the freezer.
How Can You Properly Empty Your Freezer?
- Let the freezer run low until you have consumed all frozen food
- Use a large picnic cooler with ice packs to keep food frozen
What Should You Do After You Empty The Freezer?
Once you have transferred all of your perishable frozen food into the cooler you should put a towel at the bottom of your freezer. Use a butter knife or another hard object to carefully attempt chiseling away some of the build up. Sometimes you will get lucky and the bulk of the buildup will fall right off onto the towel. You can easily transport it to the sink and discover it took very little work to defrost the freezer.
If you did not get lucky then you will need to check your freezer setting inside the refrigerator. Be sure to turn the freezer portion off and let the ice buildup naturally melt. The ice will melt onto the large towel you have laid out inside the freezer and will be easy to clean up. Turn your freezer back on, shut the freezer door and give it a few hours to get cold again before refilling with frozen foods.
Who Do You Contact If You Realize Your Freezer May Need Maintenance?
If you find yourself in a situation where you are unable to clear up the buildup in your freezer you will have to call the professionals of Tri-City. We’ll be able to properly remove the build-up and fix any problems your freezer may be experiencing. Ice buildup is normal in freezers but if it happens too often or in large amounts you should have a maintenance check up on your freezer.
If you find your freezer or fridge beginning to malfunction, contact Tri-City Appliance, Heating & Cooling. To learn more, or to schedule a service, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.