Discover Simple First Aid for Your Refrigerator and Freezer Gaskets

Most people have a jar of petroleum jelly in the bathroom for treating everything from chapped lips to dry skin. But here’s one use for this versatile product you may not have heard before: Apply a thin layer of Vaseline or other petroleum jelly to your refrigerator and freezer gaskets to aid in proper suction and sealing.

It turns out this household staple is just as effective at lubricating and protecting your refrigerator gasket as it is at healing your skin. And since you probably already have some tucked away in the medicine cabinet, it’s an easy and convenient way to prevent these rubber gaskets from drying, cracking, and needing to be replaced.

When your refrigerator and freezer gaskets dry out and tear, they no longer create a strong seal to lock in cold air. That means your appliance has to work harder than it should, using excess electricity and running up your utility bills.

At Morris County Appliance Repair, we’re happy to pass along simple tips to help you keep your home appliances in peak condition. A little petroleum jelly on your fridge and freezer gaskets can go a long way toward making sure your unit stays sealed up tight and your food stays fresh.

You can always turn to our local appliance repair company for questions concerning your refrigerator, freezer, and other major appliances. With more than 50 years of experience providing appliance repair service, we have your home covered!