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Mum comes back from holiday to sea of maggots in her coffee machine

Unfortunately for one Aussie mum, a four-day holiday ended in disaster after returning home to find maggots in the water and crevices of her coffee machine, as reported in the MailOnline.

It turns out she had left a tiny puddle of water in the drip tray, which led to her horrific discovery.

Maggot infestation can cause serious health problems such as salmonella, E. coli, Myiasis as well as intestine and mouth issues. 


But it isn’t just maggots in the coffee machine that you need to worry about before going on holiday.

There is a fair amount of preparation needed to ensure your home is sparkling clean and fresh when you return from a trip away.

First of all, empty out the water from your coffee machine. Rinse and dry the drip tray, flush the system out with fresh water and clean all removable parts with dish-soap. Wipe down the exterior with a micro-fibre cloth to remove any visible stains.

Clean out your fridge and empty it of perishables. Freeze, eat or throw away any food that is due to go off and expire while you are away. You really don’t want to be greeted by a sour, rotten smell when you walk in the door.

Recently, another women, Charlotte, took to Facebook to talk about the foul smell in her kitchen that was coming from the fridge drip tray. 

A lot of us tend to miss this area when cleaning as it is usually found behind the fridge and involves a lot of effort to access it. 

But cleaning it is essential, according to Charlotte, as it collects condensation from the defrost drain, leading to a build-up of water and dirt that will eventually lead to mould.

Source of data and images: metro

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