What would you do if your refrigerator suddenly stops cooling? Perhaps it requires maintenance, or it may be time for a brand new one! Commercial refrigerators are costly investments and if not properly cleaned or maintained can become a heavy burden when they finally give out. To ensure you do the best to extend the lifetime of your commercial refrigerator there are several tips to consider.
Professional refrigeration companies recommended to keep a regular cleaning schedule in place. Routine cleaning of the interior of your unit is based on the use of the business. If you run a restaurant, you’ll need to keep all your cooking ingredients refrigerated daily. At times, not everyone who is in the kitchen will place the contents back where they found them in the same clean state they were found. Remember when cleaning your commercial refrigerator to use soap and water rather than using a harsh chemical product. Harsh chemical products can damage the interior of your unit.
One of the major reasons why a refrigerator loses its ability to cool is because of a faulty motor. If the motor is defective, your refrigerator will do one of two things. It will suddenly shut down, or if the problem is worse, it will not turn on at all. Faulty motors can be replaced by a professional refrigeration company and depending on the cost of the part and labor provided by the company may not cost too much to repair.
Dirty Condenser Coil
Condenser coils are found on the back of the commercial refrigerator. The coils transform high pressure-temperature gas into a high-pressure liquid. While carrying out this process, these coils emit a lot of heat from the end. If they get covered with dirt it may be hard for the coils to dissipate the heat properly causing the refrigerator to not operate normally or not at all. To prevent this issue from arising it’s important to clean the condenser coils twice annually by using a wet cloth and an industrial vacuum to remove dust and debris.
Defective Door Seal
Rough handling of your refrigerator’s door can lead to the wear and tear of the door seal. This eventually forbids the door to have a tight seal when it is meant to be closed and the refrigerator is unable to hold a cooling temperature. Fixing this seal by yourself or hiring a refrigerator repair professional to come and take a look is an option you should consider.
Check for Water Leaks
If your commercial refrigerator is leaking water it is an issue of a clogged drain in the freezer. Eliminate the ice maker or water dispenser for leaks, too. If the water leaking is not a result of a clogged drain it could be the refrigerator’s water lines. If there is any kind of damage on the water lines then it’s time to contact a professional.
If you have any about your or need assistance with maintenance or Atlas at (956) 758-3669 to schedule an appointment. We look to with you.