Reducing Repairs With Commercial Refrigeration

Commercial refrigeration can be utilized throughout sever industries including restaurants, grocery stores, medical facilities, liquor stores, etc. While the industries that can benefit from commercial refrigeration covers a wide span, one thing remains across the board - a refrigeration that is malfunctioning and needs repairs is BAD. It is up to the owners of the refrigeration units to ensure that everything is running correctly and that no repairs are needed.


First thing that an owner should know is the nature of the refrigeration unit and how it should run naturally. Understand the proper electrical requirements needed for the unit, and ensure that everything is wired correctly. Check the refrigeration coils to be sure that they have enough space to be properly ventilated, otherwise you risk them being forced to run heavy and potentially get damaged. Commercial refrigeration units require routine maintenance and cleaning - make sure you keep up with the recommended schedules to ensure that everything continues to run smoothly and help prevent any unnecessary maintenance or repairs.


Two major indicators of a malfunctioning refrigeration unit are sound and temperature. When the unit is new you should familiarize yourself with how the unit sounds and how it cools / keeps temperature. If you start hearing strange noises,  there may be an issue and you should likely call in a certified technician to take a look. Many times it is a small item that needs to be replaced, however if you put off replacing that small item for too long it can cause strain on the unit and cause something else to break. The other major indicator is temperature. If your unit seems to be dropping in temperature, unable to regulate the temperature, or having a hard time going back up to the normal temperature then there is likely something wrong. Check the coils and ensure they don’t need cleaning. Check your door seals and inspect for any signs of wear or tears. If the door gasket seal is damaged it could be leaking out the cold air. The harder it is for the unit to maintain the needed temperatures, the more strain put on the unit and thus will likely cause damage that needs repairs.


Keeping up with your commercial refrigeration unit may seem tedious, but in the long run it will likely save you money and aggravation. Watch out for the telltale signs that the unit may not be functioning correctly. Stay up to date on cleanings and routine maintenance. If you follow these pretty basic guidelines you should avoid most issues that can lead to downtime and the need to hire a certified technician for repairs. HoodMart provides our customers with a wide range of walk-in coolers and freezers - as well as all walk-in accessories such as door hinges, kick plates, and light fixtures. HoodMart Walkin Coolers are Guaranteed To Pass ALL City & State Codes. ALL HoodMart® Walk-In Coolers and Freezers are UL Listed Panels and Doors, NSF Listed, EISA & U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Compliant, and Listed and Certified for all States, including City of Houston, State of Oregon, New York City. Custom Hurricane Approved Units Available. If you still have questions regarding the purchase of your walk-in cooler or freezer, please feel free to contact one of our experts today by calling us at 1.800.715.1014 or by contacting us through our live chat system.