What is The Slime in Ice Machines?

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Why is there Slime in Ice Machines?

Have you ever noticed slime in ice machines before? It’s pretty gross. But what is it?

It might be in one of your ice machines right now. If it is, you definitely want to get rid of it!

Check out the video below for info on the mysterious slime in ice machines:

Warning!! Don’t Watch While Eating.

The content you are about to view is not for the squeamish. If you recently ate lunch, or you’re planning to eat a meal in the next 15 minutes, don’t watch this video of slime in ice machines.

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Bacteria Growing in Ice Machines

Not only is that slime straight up gross, but it can also spread a whole lot of germs and viruses including Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli, Shigella, and the Norwalk virus.

Yes, that’s right. That nasty stuff is coming straight out of an ice machine! You want to know what’s really gross (if this wasn’t already enough)? This is actually a pretty common occurrence!! This gross, bacteria-saturated goo collects in ice machines, which is why we recommend that you mark your calendar for regular ice maker cleaning service!

Chances are you have slime in ice machines too!

There’s a very good chance that the inside of your ice machine pipes are covered with this slimy goo. I don’t know about you, but I am going to do everything I can to prevent coming in contact with this slime! Here are a few tips to avoid coming in contact with a contaminated ice machine.

There’s a very good chance that the inside of your ice machine pipes are covered with this slimy goo. I don’t know about you, but I am going to do everything I can to prevent coming in contact with this slime! Here are a few tips to avoid coming in contact with a contaminated ice machine.

  • If you own an ice machine, schedule regular cleanings.
  • If your employer owns an ice machine, ensure there’s a regular cleaning schedule.
  • Avoid fountain sodas at “ma & pa” restaurants unless the place has rigid cleaning policies.
  • Don’t use ice machines in public settings such as offices, government buildings, etc.
  • Educate your friends and family about the slime that grows in these machines!

Instead of imagining what might be lurking in your ice machine, contact an ice machine maintenance company to get it cleaned pronto! And if you’re in the Phoenix area, give us a call at (480) 275-7872 to schedule cleaning service.

Didn’t get enough of the goo?

Here are a couple more gag-worthy shots!

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