If you have just purchased a new freezer for your kitchen, you will want to ensure that it gives you many years of good service. While modern fridges are built to last, they still require some basic care and attention in order to function properly. If you fail to look after your freezer, it is likely that it will eventually fail on you. Freezer failure can result in defrosted food and water damaged created by melting ice. If you want to avoid these problems, make sure you follow the tips which are outlined below.

1. Check the position of the freezer 

When you install a new freezer in your kitchen, you should pay special attention to its location. Many people will only think about which place would be most convenient to reach. However, you should also take into account the temperature of the location. For example, if you place a freezer unit next to the oven, the heat from the oven will warm the freezer. This means that the freezer's motor will need to work overtime in order to keep the unit cool. This leads to increased wear and tear which will shorten the life of your freezer unit.

2. Make sure the drainage lines are clear

Finally, you need to make sure that the drainage lines are clear. On most modern freezers, you can find the drain link at the bottom rear side of the appliance. Water which has condensed runs down this drain. If it becomes blocked with debris, it can cause frost to build up inside the freezer compartments.

3. Keep your freezer clean

If you often keep food in your freezer for an extended period of time, it can be easy to forget all about cleaning your freezer. Also, because a freezer is typically covered in clean looking ice and frost, you may believe that they do not require much cleaning. However, this is not the case. While the inside may appear clean, the outside of your freezer can take a real battering. Oil, grease and fat can build up on the exterior of your freezer.

If it is not quickly removed, dust and debris will stick to the oil creating a horrible film of crud. This crud could begin to damage and corrode the exterior of your freezer. You can combat this problem by periodically wiping down the outside of your freezer with a damp cloth which has been dipped in a solution of water and detergent.

If you would like further advice, you should contact a freezer repair service today.