Investing in commercial upright freezers is expensive. Here’s how any user can extend the life expectancies of these appliances.
Businesses spend considerable amounts once. Naturally, they want these cooling devices to last as long as possible. However, all walk-in coolers, freezers, and refrigerators are complex pieces of equipment that need maximum levels of maintenance and care. Or else, they can stop functioning in less than a year of purchase. All refrigeration machines give out heat, collect dust and debris, and suffer from structural failure with repeated use. All of these damages and unfulfilled repair requirements can cause the freezers to break down or suffer from major system failures. A malfunctioning freezer won’t just lead to repair costs; it will also drive energy bills. That’s why sticking to a strong maintenance schedule is vital for all commercial freezer owners.
1) Know the common threats:
High-quality commercial upright freezers give out a lot of heat via their air-cooled condenser coils. These coils are vital for the efficient functioning of the fridges. However, they’re also prone to accumulating dust and debris. Hence, all freezer owners must clean their freezers’ condenser coils as frequently as possible. Dirty condenser coils leading to dysfunctional rates of electrical consumption and component failures like burnt wiring or diminished condenser fan motors are way too common. Sure, sometimes the condenser coils or the freezers’ compressors stop functioning. But, in most cases, a severe lack of maintenance triggers these issues. To increase the lifespan of their freezers and decrease electrical consumption levels, freezer owners must address this common threat of failing condenser coils by regularly cleaning these components.
2) Hourly visual inspections:
Whenever commercial upright freezers are in use, they need to be monitored. Doing so isn’t too difficult. Users simply need to check door seal gaskets, visually inspect the freezer’s condenser coil, and ensure no wrong sounds are coming out of the equipment. Removing the condenser cover with a screwdriver is a simple task. The same applies to checking for torn gaskets. Torn or loose freezer door seal gaskets can lead to warm or polluted air entering your freezers. So, ensuring the gaskets seal all four corners of the door is vital. Freezer owners must also clean their gaskets and condenser coils with mild soapy water (turn the freezer off first) to remove food debris, accumulated dust, etc.
3) Preventing water leakage:
Water leakage in commercial upright freezers usually happens when defrost drains get blocked. Food particles, dirt, etc. clog the defrost drains’ hoses, leading to an inconsistent buildup of ice and water leakage. Freezer owners must check for signs of such leakages every day. An easy way of keeping freezer drain lines and hoses clear is using blowing air through them. The air through the hoses helps clear any blockades. This step should also be performed while the freezer is turned off.
4) Investing in professional maintenance teams:
The best way of ensuring commercial upright freezers’ long-term reliability and efficiency is by partnering with a contractor who can oversee preventative maintenance requirements such as:
- Cleaning all condenser coils
- Inspection of all unit wiring
- Pressure cleaning all drains
- Regular temperature checks
- Inspection of door seals, hinges, or automatic door closers
- Oil motor checks
Top freezer repair experts provide detailed reports on each repair they make. They also guide owners of commercial upright freezers on how to avoid common mistakes.