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My Refrigerator Smells…How Do I Fix It?

My Refrigerator SmellsBread, cookies and bacon.

The smells and odors coming from your kitchen should be pleasant and comforting.

Rotten meat, stale garlic and fish.

If your refrigerator smells like any of the less than pleasant smelling foods above, you can bake all the cookies you want but your kitchen is still going to emit a rotten odor.  And when it comes to rotten refrigerator odor, there’s only so much one can take.

What’s ironic is that sometimes, the healthier food you cook, the more unpleasant smells can emit.  Food like broccoli, cauliflower and the aforementioned fish are staples of a healthy plate, but can generate such strong and unpleasant smells that you may find yourself retreating back into a world filled with nothing but cookies and bacon.  (Or bacon-wrapped cookies, but that’s a topic for another post.)

If your refrigerator smells, fortunately, it’s fairly easy to determine why.  Most times, in fact, it simply involves leftovers that have been allowed to go bad or food that has found a way to leak through its packaging.

All Natural Disinfectant Spray RecipeOnce you determine the type of and source of the smell, the next step is to arm yourself with the right refrigerator odor clean-up and removal products, some of which may be purchased and some of which can be made at home with all-natural ingredients.  A recipe for a fool-proof, all natural refrigerator odor eliminator and kitchen deodorizer can be found below or in the image to the left:

  • 1 cup water
  • 20 drops lavender
  • 20 drops thyme or eucalyptus oil
  • 10 drops tea tree oil

Mix all the ingredients above into a spray bottle, empty all the contents out of your refrigerator, and give it a thorough spray and wipe down – hitting every corner and beneath every drawer.  When restocking your refrigerator, it goes without saying, throw away anything that looks as though it may have turned.

Gonzo Refrigerator Odor EliminatorIf refrigerator smells persist, baking soda or Gonzo odor eliminator (proudly offered by FridgeFilters.com) can act like a hungry magnet that attracts and swallows odors whole.

Following the steps above once per week, or once every other week, can help ensure fridge food odors rarely become an issue.

If your refrigerator odor is not food related, there are some other potential issues you may be experiencing.  The first, of course, is a malfunctioning part or leak.  If the smell resembles ozone, smoke or burning – our recommendation is to call a local service provider as soon as possible.

If your refrigerator is emitting a rotten egg smell, you may be due for a water filter change, especially if you use well water, commonly chock full of iron and sulfur.  If your refrigerator water dispenser is emitting an eggy smell, a filter change – along with a quick clean-up of the dispenser and tray with a lemon / vinegar solution – should do the trick.

On the other hand, if your refrigerator water smells metallic or similar to chlorine, you are likely experiencing the same issue as described above, just swap out ‘well water’ for ‘city water.’  The same steps for eliminating the smell are recommended.

What other refrigerator smells have you done battle with, and more importantly, how did you beat them? We encourage you to share your stories via a comment below.

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Free Refrigerator Water Filters Are Being Sent To Our West Virginia Customers

Maytag UKF8001 - Comparable Refrigerator Water Filter by Tier1

Maytag UKF8001 – Comparable Refrigerator Water Filter by Tier1

On January 10th, residents of Charleston, West Virginia awoke to find that their tap water was undrinkable and unusable.

An unprecedented chemical spill from a storage facility managed by Freedom Enterprises leaked up to 7,500 gallons of MCHM (4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol) – an industrial chemical used to separate coal from rock – into the Elk River, just under two miles from the area’s water treatment plant.

This week, residents are striving to get back to normal as tap water has been declared safe again in most areas.  But after-effects, from odor to discoloration present in drinking water, persist in many homes.  In addition to dealing with these after-effects, residents are also instructed, by the CDC and West Virginia American Water authorities, to flush their lines and replace all water filters – including refrigerator water filters.

This type of event robs us of our peace of mind.  While we at FridgeFilters.com may not be able to help our customers in the Charleston, West Virginia area fully regain this peace of mind, we do want to do our small part to help.

West Virginia American Water Map Providing The All Clear

West Virginia American Water Map. All Blue = All Tap Water Has Been Declared Safe

This week, we will be sending all of our customers in the Charleston, West Virginia area a free replacement from our Tier1 line of refrigerator water filters*. Tier1 refrigerator water filters are built to fit all major fridge brands and provide the same great tasting water, virtually free of stated contaminants. We are happy to be one of the exclusive distributors of this new line of filters.

If you live in West Virginia and have ordered a refrigerator water filter from us in the last three months, no action is required from you – your filter is already on the way.

We hope this helps to bring some normalcy back into your routine.

If you have friends or family in the Charleston, West Virginia area that have been impacted by the recent chemical spill, we encourage you to refer them to us.  Provide them with the code ‘Facebook10’ to use at check-out, and we’d be happy to offer them 10% off on your behalf.

If you have any questions, please feel free to connect with our customer service department at 1-800-683-8353.

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*Important note: refrigerator water filters from Tier1, or from any brand, are not designed to reduce MCHM, primarily because not enough is known about this chemical. Replacing refrigerator water filters is a necessary reactive step after MCHM has been cleared from the water source.

4 Days Left: Faucet Filters Are Your Secret Holiday Weapon

Brita Faucet FiltersYour holiday guests are thirsty.

Your holiday guests are hungry.

Your holiday guests are still missing some presents under the tree.

And as for you, the holidays are leaving you just a touch dehydrated.

Our guess is that many of you will find yourself in one of the situations above, before the next few weeks are out.  Fortunately, faucet filters can be your secret weapon for getting through every one of these scenarios unscathed.

Think first about the activity that will happen in and out of your kitchen.  You may have just reinstalled your refrigerator water filters, and for good measure, you may have just refilled your Culligan or Brita water filter pitcher.  But many will still flock towards the kitchen sink for that much needed hydration.  Ensuring your tap water is clean and ready to drink makes for both happy holidays guests and a great holiday host.

It also goes without saying that much of the food prepared in your kitchen this holiday season will depend on your tap water as a key ingredient.  Installing a faucet filter to reduce contaminants and impurities in your tap water has the added benefit of ensuring that anything you cook with this water will also represent the cleanest possible food.

Finally, if you are still struggling to fill those last few spots under the tree, there is no greater gift you can give to someone than clean drinking water.  A faucet filter makes an ideal gift for anyone living in a home with older pipes, families that consume enormous amounts of water, or anyone that finds themselves moving frequently – including students or military personnel.

In addition to the Brita faucet filter linked to above, we are proud to offer faucet filter systems from GE and from the Culligan On-Tap series on our site.

Whether you need a faucet filter for yourself or as a gift this holiday season – place your order with us by 4pm CST on Monday, December 16th and we’ll make sure you have it by Christmas Eve.

For any questions about the types of faucet filters we offer, or for help finding a specific model, call our dedicated customer support team at 1-800-683-8353.

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Are you a veteran, currently serving in the Armed Forces, or are you buying a gift for a veteran or soldier?  Use the discount code ‘SOLDIER’ at checkout to take 10% off your entire order!

Win 10 Years of Free Refrigerator Water Filters From Tier1

10 Years Free Refrigerator Water Filters From Tier1Between four and six months, you will undoubtedly notice a change in the flavor, odor and quality of the drinking water and ice you serve from your refrigerator.  For some, it may just be a little bit of a chlorine ting in the back of your throat.  For others, it may be a sulfurish odor or slight discoloration.

While the symptoms may vary, the cause is nearly always the same – a refrigerator water filter that has lived past its lifespan.  Anyone that has gone just a bit too long between water filter changes knows exactly what we are talking about.

It’s at this point that we come in.  If you’ve ordered from us before, you undoubtedly have received our reminder emails alerting you that it’s time to change your refrigerator water filters.  As much as you likely find these reminders helpful (we hope) – wouldn’t it be great to be able to go without these reminders – and without paying for a refrigerator water filter – for say, ten years?

With the official launch of our own brand of Tier1 refrigerator water filters, we are offering just such an unprecedented deal: 10 years of FREE refrigerator water filters.  In other words, for the next decade, rather than sending you a reminder every six months, we’ll send you a brand new water filter from our Tier1 line – built to fit your fridge.

We can’t wait to show you our new Tier1 filters, built to fit all major brands, including Maytag, Whirlpool, Kenmore, GE, LG and more.  As these filters are built with the same care as filters produced by major brands, you’ll get the same great tasting water and ice at a much better looking price!

You can enter to win ten years of free refrigerator water filters from Tier1 one of several ways:

  1. Place an order on FridgeFilters.com
  2. Enter to win here
  3. Like us on Facebook
  4. Follow us on Twitter
  5. +1 us on Google+

There is no limit to the number of times you can enter and no purchase necessary. On March 14th of 2014, we’ll pick one winner at random from one of the sources above.

Get ready to get clean tasting water – for free, for a decade – by entering to win 10 years of free Tier1 refrigerator water filters – compliments of FridgeFilters.com.

We invite you to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or +1 us on Google+ to be the first to learn about exclusive deals and new products.

Are you a veteran, currently serving in the Armed Forces, or are you placing an order on behalf of a veteran or soldier?  Use the discount code ‘SOLDIER’ at checkout to take 10% off your entire order!

FridgeFilters.com Purchases 10% Off For Military & Veteran Families – Every Day!

FridgeFilters.com - Veterans DayYou may notice that our post today sharing a veteran’s discount is unusual in that it is coming one day after we all celebrated Veterans Day.  A favorite holiday at FridgeFilters.com, Veterans Day is that one day per year where we honor the men and women courageously and selflessly serve our country.

With the arrival of this holiday, you no doubt saw several Veterans Day sales and promotions pop-up in your inbox and social channels yesterday.  Oftentimes, these Veterans Day sales, many of which last only through the end of the day, compete for space alongside the notes of gratitude from your friends and family members.

Today’s post is not intended to compete for space with heartfelt notes from family and friends. Today’s post is also not intended to promote a one-day or one-week sale. Today’s post is an announcement of a new and ongoing discount we will be offering on all FridgeFilters.com purchases.

Starting immediately, if you are a veteran, current member of the military or represent a military or veteran family, all purchases you make at FridgeFilters.com will be 10% off.  Simply enter the code ‘soldier’ when you checkout.

Don’t let our name fool you.  While we offer one of the largest online selections of refrigerator water filters, we also stock an enormous inventory of water filtration products ideal for those that find themselves moving frequently – from Culligan faucet filters, to Brita water pitchers, to heavy duty undersink filter systems.  These filtration products can be especially useful for those that find themselves stationed in areas with less than glowing water quality.

While we certainly understand that this is a very small gesture when weighed against the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform, it is our hope that it is meaningful enough to express our thanks and to ensure we all keep the needs of veterans in our thoughts more than one day per year.

If you are a veteran, current member of the military or are part of a military or veteran family, simply enter the discount code ‘soldier’ when checking out at FridgeFilters.com to take 10% off your entire order.   For any questions, please feel free to contact our customer service department at 1-800-683-8353.

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