refrigerator is broken, you don’t have much time before the food
inside of it spoils. If you live in Long Island, you can call 24/7
Refrigerator Repair at (866) 782-9376 and get 1-hour emergency
service to avoid this problem altogether. However, if your appliance
repairman doesn’t offer same-day service, you will need to find a way
to keep your food fresh.
refrigerator is broken and you are waiting for service, the best bet
to keep your food fresh is to store is somewhere else. Here are some
alternative storage options:
The ideal solution in this
situation is to have a spare refrigerator which is
fully-functioning. If this is the case, remove all of the items (or
as many as will fit) from your primary refrigerator and store them
in the spare until it is fixed.
you do not have a spare refrigerator, a cooler could be a viable
option if you only need to wait a day or two. Pack all of the
perishable food items that will fit into your cooler and fill it
with a substantial amount of ice. Make sure to refill with fresh ice
when it starts to melt.
is now December, so if you live in a cold climate you can store your
food outside as a last resort. If you do not have a cooler, you can
store items in a plastic bin or cardboard box in your garage or shed
to avoid animals eating it. If you decide to use this method, use
extreme caution because temperature fluctuations in the weather can
thaw frozen foods or promote bacteria growth in meat and dairy.
don’t own a spare refrigerator or cooler and the temperature is too
warm for outside storage, you will have to do everything you can to
keep your refrigerator cold. The most effective ways to do this are:
Open it sparingly.
The less you open your
refrigerator, the less cold air escapes from it. If your
refrigerator is broken and you are waiting for a repair, help keep
your food cold by minimizing the amount of times you open your
refrigerator. If you have to open it, take out everything you will
need in the next hour to prevent opening it again.
Cover it in
blankets. Wrapping your
refrigerator in newspapers and blankets is a good way to insulate it
and prevent it from losing cold air.
Use dry ice. If
your appliance repair company doesn’t offer same day service and you
have to wait two or more days to get your refrigerator fixed,
consider using dry ice to keep your food cold. DryIceInfo.com
recommends a ten pound slab of dry ice for every 12 hours that your
refrigerator is without power – you can learn more by clicking here.
you are looking for a refrigerator repair service in New York that
offers 24/7 emergency appointments, call 24/7 Refrigerator Service at
(866) 782-9376. We offer same-day repairs and our fully-stocked vans
allow us to be at your door within an hour of your call. For more
information, please call or visit our website.