American Home Shield, the nation’s leading provider of home protection plans and founder of the home warranty industry, knows that the home matters. In a series of videos, American Home Shield has provided some sound tips to help you maintain your home in every way. In this installment, AHS offers simple steps on how to ensure the longevity of your home’s refrigerator.

We all know that there are certain breakdowns that can happen in the home that everyone would love to learn  to prevent. A refrigerator meltdown, pun intended, is one. To keep from wasting lots of food and money, about every three months a refrigerator should receive a thorough cleaning. That includes cleaning not only internal components like shelves and draws, but external ones such as gaskets, back coils, grids and vents as well. By simply taking the time to preform simple preventative maintenance on your appliances, like a good ol’ scrub down, you can avoid hassle and help ensure that they will continue to run smoothly.

For more simple American Home Shield care tips that you can apply to maintaining your home check back on our blog or visit ahs.com.