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Commercial reach-in freezers are utilized by supermarkets, rental refrigeration units, mom-and-pop grocery stores, convenience stores, cafes, bakeries, donut shops, diners, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, dairy bars, pubs, and greengrocers. This is not to mention, that some of these commercial establishments utilize multiple reach-in freezers simultaneously.
Reach-in freezers are utilized for the temporary storage of perishables. Some perishable food must be stored in a freezer compartment. Ice is just one example. If ice reaches room temperature, it converts into a liquid. Ice cream is another perishable that must be frozen at all times. At room temperature, ice cream is converted into a liquid.
Reach-In Freezer Preventive Maintenance
To ensure your reach-in freezer(s) is in full operation, regular maintenance is a necessity. It is very unfortunate that reach-in freezer-maintenance is oftentimes ignored. Most large American supermarket chains hire our Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning “HVAC” company to maintain their reach-in freezers. Our company employs some of the most qualified HVAC technicians in the industry. These are the hands you want to have maintenance your coolers and freezers.
Without routine inspections, a reach-in freezer could be operating below normal. The reach-in freezer is comprised of various premium-grade components and state-of-the-art technology. While each brand is unique, the design is basically the same across the industry. The internal components of a reach-in freezer include the following:
- LED display
- Electronic thermostat
- Stainless-steel wire racks or shelves
- Self-contained capillary tube system
- CFC-free refrigerant (R404A)
- Stainless-steel wall and side panels
- Condensate heating element
- Bottom-mounted compressor
- Bottom-mounted condensing unit
- Self-closing freezer swing door(s)
- Magnetic door gasket
- Fan motor(s)
- Evaporator coil
- Automatic defrost system
Pros Of Reach-In Freezer Maintenance
- Minimizes the risk of a complete malfunction
- Reduces downtime
- Ensures all operating components are running efficiently
- Helps keep repair costs at a minimum
- Ensures perishable food is stored in the recommended zero-degree environment
- Helps ensure reach-in freezer passes health department inspection
- Reduces risk of freezer burn
- Reduces risk of food spoilage
What Is a Reach-In Freezer Inspection?
A reach-in freezer inspection is a visual assessment of every internal and external component. A certified HVAC technician inspects every inch of the reach-in freezer. Each step is documented, and potential issues are reported to the owner.
The technician tests the condenser, evaporator coil, compressor, electrical wiring, amp calibration, voltage, fan motor & blades, and door mechanism. The compressor and evaporator are cleaned to remove all debris that could alter efficiency.
Commercial Refrigeration Units Serviced
We service a range of refrigeration equipment including the following:
- Walk-in coolers
- Walk-in freezers
- Reach-in coolers
- Reach-in coolers
- Ice machines
- Wine coolers
- Chest freezers
What Popular Brands Do We Service?
We service every brand of appliance utilized by all American commercial establishments. It is beneficial to hire an HVAC company that services all brands because some grocery stores utilize a variety of appliance brands.
- Amtecko Industries
- Atlantic Food Bars
- Blue Air Commercial Refrigeration
- Arctica Showcase Company
- Leer Refrigeration
- Chandler Heatcraft
- Automated Equipment LLC
- Market Forge
- Marsal & Sons, Inc.
- Northland Refrigeration
- Crane Merchandising Systems
- Ram Center
- Polar King
- Metalfrio Solutions
- Mod-U-Service, Inc.
- Delhi Industries, Inc.
- Refcon, Inc.
- Peerless Stove
- Cospolich, Inc.
- Kool Star
- Wells Manufacturing
- Turbo Fan
- US Refrigeration
We partner with a broad range of companies in various industries for refrigeration equipment maintenance. We partner with medical centers, supermarket chains, public & private schools, dairy bars, refrigeration unit rentals, farmer’s markets, convenience stores, restaurants, pubs, catering service providers, florists, beer caves, and wine shops.
Signs Of A Potential Malfunction
While it is important to hire our company to maintain your freezers and coolers, you and your workers need to know the signs of a potential malfunction.
- Frost buildup
- Exterior surface hot to touch
- Compressor continuously running
- Fan not running
- Operating louder than normal
- Condensation buildup
- Food not staying frozen
- Unit freezes up
- Unexplained electric bill increase
Routine maintenance can help the risk of a full malfunction of reach-in coolers and freezers. Our job is to help you ensure your refrigeration equipment is operating efficiently. We work with small mom-and-pop establishments, as well as large corporations. Our clients are like our family, which is why we are always there for them when their refrigeration equipment malfunctions.
We recommend bi-annual reach-in freezer inspections. Call today to set up your free consultation visit.