Townsville Cleaning Services
Many people believe that walk-in fridges, cool rooms and freezers don’t need cleaning because bacteria, viruses and fungal spores can’t survive the low temperatures. Unfortunately, this isn’t 100% true. Many mould spores can survive or go dormant in freezing temperatures where bacteria would be killed. This is because they develop protective structures such as scletoria which allow them to survive and continue growing in the cold. Often, fridges and freezers are only cleaned occasionally as part of a maintenance plan that mostly addresses spills and food residue. Unfortunately, this means that certain patches can get very unhygienic over time. Mould and mildew thrive due to the moist conditions. The mould produces harmful metabolic byproducts called mycotoxins which can get into food and cause serious health issues (depending on the species of mould and the condition of the person affected). This is why it is important to have your freezer and cool room periodically cleaned by an experienced professional with the right equipment and formulas.