Ice machines are a great luxury to have. However, they require regular maintenance and care to avoid costly repairs. Everything within your ice machine is exposed to water and moisture on a regular basis. To minimize the build-up of destructive minerals such as calcium lime, you will need to clean your ice machine frequently. It is important to follow the directions, and cleaning procedure, for your specific model. It is also very important to use the appropriate cleaning solution. It is crucial to use a cleaner that is specifically designed for ice machines. Other cleaners can be destructive to the machines’ nickel plated evaporator coil, which can result in a very costly repair.
Many people use ice machines or ice makers in their homes, offices and a variety of other places.
If you are reading this now, you probably have one in your home or office. Unless you have been very careful about cleaning it regularly, the dirty fact is that your ice machine has probably become quite dirty and even polluted over time since it was installed.
The cleanliness of an ice maker or ice machine is crucial to making quality ice cubes that taste better and last longer.
The good news is, cleaning and sanitizing is one of our most requested service calls.
These factors can facilitate a buildup of mold, mildew, and bacteria:
Dirty hands that touch ice
Spilled food or beverage particles
Melted, dirty water that refreezes into dirty ice
Accumulated dust and dirt
Can mold in an ice machine make you sick? Yes, mold can harbor bacteria and germs from E.coli and norovirus to the common cold. Fortunately, knowing how to clean an ice maker and ice machine can lessen the chance of illness by eliminating dirt and bacteria. Nonetheless, there are differences between these two devices that dictate different cleaning methods.
Consider professional ice machine cleaning at least twice a year.
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