Walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer are important to stock fresh ingredients, fresh produce, refrigerated products for commercial kitchen and supermarkets. Thus, don’t forget to take care of these units to avoid the risk of an unexpected shutdown that could lead to food spoilage and expensive repair. Check out the tips below.
Record and check the temperature of the walk-in cooler and freezer daily to make sure these units holding up a proper temperature. If it is too cold or too warm, it’s a sign of a problem. Then, the unit should be inspected by the technicians.
Inspect inside the walk-in cooler and freezer if there is any ice buildup on the cooling coils or through the fan of evaporators. When the ice buildup, it could make these units work harder, consume more energy but cannot remain an ideal temperature.
Door seals and hinge
A full closed door will help to maintain the proper temperature of the units. Check the door hinge or gasket to ensure the door is in a good condition and be closed properly. A broken gasket can let the warm air infiltrate inside the unit. Replace the damaged parts if needed.
Make sure there is enough room for the airflow around the units. Also, don’t stock any items on the top of the walk-in cooler and freezer. These items could prevent airflow and destroy the ceiling panel by their weight.
Evaporator and condenser cleaning
Clean the evaporator and condenser at least twice a year to get rid of the cottonwood and dust that stick on the surface of the equipment. Also, the damaged coils and blades should be replaced.
Fan motor and light
Check the operation of the fan motor. Make sure it runs at optimum speed. Also, the light of the walk-in cooler and freezer should be turned off after exiting the unit to prevent producing heat.
Schedule maintenance with experienced technicians
Schedule a maintenance program with experienced technicians will help your business to specific the demand. Also, the maintenance will help to save the units from an unexpected shutdown, especially in the summer.
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