If you asked us about the most important aspect of commercial refrigeration or cool rooms, we’d use one simple word – maintenance. While installation and the quality of building materials are vital, it’s maintenance that keeps entire systems in check while preventing the large-scale loss of perishable revenue.
Commercial Refrigeration Maintenance Agreement
A commercial refrigeration maintenance agreement is the most sophisticated way of ensuring that your system performs as it should. The goal is to monitor and identify problems before they manifest, helping save your business from costly, unexpected replacements.
The Right Commercial Refrigeration Maintenance Schedule
Because every commercial operation is different, maintenance schedules can be customised to your needs. From routine checkups to complex restoration, we’ll create the perfect maintenance schedule for your refrigerator or cool rooms.
Commercial Refrigeration Preventive Maintenance Checklist
While a maintenance agreement from a professional service provider is advisable, there are certain things you can do yourself to monitor the overall performance of your unit. Below is a handy checklist:
* Measure the temperature and check the defrost frequency settings. A temperature that’s too high can lead to spoiled goods and potential health risks for consumers.
* Clear the space that surrounds your fridge and any related equipment. Anything that limits airflow around the unit can put strain on your refrigerator and cause it to overheat.
* Limit the amount of time you put on lights in walk-in coolers. This will decrease electricity bills and ensure the temperature stays true. Fluorescent lights are a great option as they generate less heat.
* Clean the inside of all your fridges with best practices from the owner’s manual.
* Keep an eye out for cold air leaks. This is most commonly found in door gaskets that don’t seal properly.
* Inspect and clean your unit’s condensing and evaporator coils.
* Disassemble, disinfect and clean all ice makers.
* Monitor the compressor and fan motor.
* Clean all gaskets and ensure that hinges are well-lubricated.
* Monitor refrigerant levels.
* Ensure that all electrical components are connected and in order.
* Calibrate your thermometers.
Keeping it cool means implementing your own maintenance program from Hi-Temp Services. We’ll work with you to create a custom checklist that best suits your system, ensuring you don’t pay for anything that’s not directly related to your unit’s output requirements. Give us a ring on (08) 9248 2809 or complete our online contact form for any enquiries.