If your company uses a walk-in refrigerator, you know how expensive this equipment is. It also is important that it continues to run for you daily. You could lose a lot of food if the walk-in refrigerator goes down. Fortunately, you can prevent this from happening by keeping the walk-in refrigerator maintained. Below are two tips to help you do this.
Clean Condenser Coils
The condenser coils are one of the most important parts of your walk-in refrigerator. This is because these coils remove heat from the refrigerator allowing it to maintain the correct cool temperature. There is also a fan that moves the hot hair through a vent.
One way to keep the coils in good condition is to clean them. Fortunately, they are easy to access because they are either behind or under the walk-in refrigerator. Inspect the coils and clean them if there is dust and other debris on them. If you do this yourself, unplug the refrigerator before you start. You can use a vacuum to remove the dirt and debris. There are small vacuums available with narrow tube attachments that allow you to do this. Make sure you get into all small areas on the condenser coils.
There will be stuck-on debris, so you need to use a brush to remove it. Purchase a brush that has a long handle so you can get to all areas of the condenser coils. Use the brush gently so you do not damage your coils. When you are finished, use the vacuum again to remove loose debris and dirt from the coils.
Inspect Door Seals
It is important that the walk-in refrigerator doors close tightly. The doors do this with the door seal that runs around the edge of the entire door. Close the door and make sure it has a tight grip. You should feel a pull when the door is opened. If you can open it too easily you have a problem. If the door does not close properly warm air can get inside the refrigerator.
Inspect the seal and if you see any kind of degradation you need to replace it. Over time the seal may tear. Inspect the seal for damage like rips and tears. The seal can be difficult to remove and install a new one. Because of this, hire a professional to replace it for you.
Contact a commercial walk-in refrigerator maintenance company to do this maintenance, as well as other maintenance that may need to be done.