Whether you run a bakery, small dinette, or a café, your refrigeration units are your lifeblood. There is no denying that you went through a lot of trouble maximizing your space with the best designs and models. If not or you are currently at this stage, we have experts on hand to help you get the most out of your space. You likely already know that storage is not only crucial for these types of businesses, but display plays just as big a role. A1 Denver Commercial Refrigeration Repair
Stick the right products upfront, display them in the perfect lighting and environment, and your customers won’t be able to resist. Of course, none of this is going to matter if your coolers and refrigerators are working at their best.
The malfunctioning of a display case can be a major headache. You likely don’t need anyone telling you this. When a case malfunctions, you not only need to worry about the repairs, but you might need to consider relocating products and stock. A couple of hundred dollars of ruined products could ruin some smaller businesses.
Would you be surprised to learn that there are things you can do to limit the number of breakdowns you experience? It’s entirely possible. Why do you think professional, commercial refrigeration companies offer preventive maintenance? It is called preventative maintenance for a reason.
Just because your equipment isn’t malfunctioning or showing signs of technical problems, doesn’t mean that it isn’t costing you money. A cooler that’s only functioning at half-efficiency, could also be costing you money. Learn to prevent breakdowns while ensuring your equipment is running in top condition.
Depending on where your units are located and how heavily they are used, a good weekly thorough cleaning could go a long way. When units are located up front or near the door, they tend to suck in dirt and elements from the outside. Once you give your unit a good thorough cleaning, you can get away with smaller, quicker cleanings.
For instance, at least once a week or at least once every two weeks take the time to completely clean out your units. Remove the products, unhook the electrical units, and wipe down all the surface area. Pay especially close attention to the fan blades, coils, and louvers that the air flows through. Once you perform a deep, thorough cleaning like this, you can likely get away with minor, smaller cleanings for a while.
Be sure to tackle those drain lines because clogged drains and limescale can cause major, unwanted problems.
You likely keep a close eye on your vehicle, right? You are probably constantly monitoring the oil, gas, and other fluids. If you aren’t, you should be. And you should be applying the same close, attentive eye to your cooling units. Regular inspections not only ensure that your equipment is running in top condition, but they can prevent future breakdowns.
If you do run into something that you aren’t sure about, you can always contact a professional for assistance. Most industry experts are more than willing to lend a hand or answer questions when and where they can. Some things you want to keep a close eye on are:
Filters and coils. Clogged filters and blocked coils are the leading cause of compressor failure. Even if the coils are only half covered or blocked, that is still affecting the overall efficiency.
If you notice condensation inside the cabinet or in places where it shouldn’t be, this is probably an indication of a problem. It could likely mean that your doors aren’t properly sealing.
Any time you notice excessive noise, you should quickly try to discover where that noise is coming from. More than likely it’s an indication of a motor failure. One of the most expensive repairs you can encounter.
Gaskets should always provide proper seals. Check around your motors and make sure there isn’t any pooling of oil close or nearby. Gasket not only around motors but gasket around the doors is crucial as well. Any air escaping from the cooling portion of the unit could indicate problems.
Check all vibration pads around your motors, legs, and hinges.
Finding The Right Service Provider
Unfortunately, there are times when you will need to bring in professionals. As an average Joe, you likely don’t possess the skills to tackle future problems that you could potentially encounter. And that’s more than okay. The main thing is being prepared. You don’t want to have to start shopping around for a service provider when things go wrong. You want to have someone in mind before problems start.
Here are some things you’ll want to consider in a service provider:
Proven experience in commercial refrigeration. The residential and commercial fields can be vastly different. Just because someone is experienced in residential, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll have all the knowledge of a commercial tech.
Universal ability to repair any type and brand of equipment.
Availability is a big one. Your service provider should make himself available to you around the clock.
Certification and licenses are another big one. These ensure that you are dealing with a professional.