Commercial Refrigeration is one of the most important systems in your facility. It keeps food cool and prevents spoilage, which is why it’s so important that they are maintained properly.
Check out all the most common issues written by commercial refrigeration professionals in South Florida.
Water leaks are the most common issue with commercial refrigeration systems. Water leaks can be caused by a number of different issues, including loose or damaged O-rings, cracked components or seals, and faulty wiring.
Once water penetrates your refrigerator or freezer’s sealant system, it can cause damage to flooring and carpeting if not contained immediately.
Additionally, mold and mildew will grow on porous surfaces like concrete floors when exposed to standing water for more than 24 hours.
Water leaks also have immediate effects on the equipment itself: they can damage electrical components within the unit as well as ruin electronic controls that regulate temperature levels in refrigerators and freezers if they’re left unchecked after being exposed too long (usually around 48 hours).
Ice build-up in the freezer.
If you have ice build-up in the freezer, there are a few things that you can do to prevent or remove it.
- Ensure that the defrost drain is clear of obstruction and working properly. If there is an obstruction, this can cause excess moisture to leak into the compartment and cause ice to form on the evaporator coils (the cold surface on which air passes over). This can be removed with a vacuum cleaner or shop vac.
- When turning on your refrigerator, leave it open slightly for 15 minutes so that when cooling begins it doesn’t come on too quickly or run too long at higher than necessary speeds while trying to cool down from an initial warm state; this will help reduce energy consumption and prevent ice buildup over time!
Condenser gets dirty.
The condenser is the part of a commercial refrigeration system that takes hot refrigerant from the compressor and cools it down so it can turn back into a liquid.
Condensers are usually located outside or in an attic, but they do have fans built into them to help keep them cool and increase their efficiency.
As such, they need to be cleaned at least twice per year by a professional service company (or sometimes more frequently if you have a lot of customers whose orders come in waves).
If your condenser isn’t maintained properly, you could end up with:
- Unusually high utility bills.
- A buildup of debris on the coils reduces cooling capacity, which means higher utility bills for longer periods of time.
Humidity and temperature problems.
Humidity and temperature problems are the most common issues in commercial refrigeration in Palm Beach County, Broward County, and nearby South Florida areas.
If a restaurant or other food establishment is not maintaining the right humidity level, mold can grow on the walls and ceiling of your refrigeration unit, causing unsightly stains that will affect your customer experience.
Similarly, if your freezer isn’t sufficiently cold enough to keep your food safe from spoiling — or if it gets warm enough for bacteria to grow — you could end up with an unappetizing mess for dinner tonight or tomorrow night!
Lower temperatures in refrigerators cause condensation on their walls and ceilings; higher temperatures cause ice buildup in freezers; lower temperatures than those recommended by manufacturers can lead to water leaks leading to costly repairs or even damage from flooding.
Wear and tear of coils.
The coils are the part of the refrigeration system that cools the air. As you may know, coils get dirty from time to time. If you don’t clean them regularly and properly, they can become damaged and fail prematurely.
Leaking Freon/Freon loss.
Freon is a type of refrigerant used in commercial refrigeration systems. It is also known as R-22 and HCFC-22, depending on the type of Freon used.
There are many different kinds of commercial refrigeration units that use Freon, including walk-in coolers and freezers, reach-ins, blast chillers, soft-serve ice cream machines, cold storage rooms, and more. The system uses the cooling power of liquid Freon to keep food products at safe temperatures throughout the day or night.
When there is too much leakage into your building’s air ducts or other areas where you do not want it to be located (such as outside), it can cause damage to your appliances that could make them unusable until they are repaired or replaced altogether; this can have a huge impact on both your business’ productivity and its bottom line!
In addition to causing mechanical issues within the equipment itself due to improper functioning due in part due simply having too much humidity present in those areas where technicians must work diligently for hours just trying to find out what exactly happened & how long before any repairs would even begin.
Commercial refrigerators need to be cleaned and checked yearly to prevent breakdowns.
Regardless of the type of commercial refrigerator you have, it is imperative that you keep your unit clean and check for problems yearly.
Dirty units can cause a variety of issues.
For example, if the coils at the back of your unit are covered in dust or grease, they may not be able to effectively transfer heat from inside to outside. This will cause inefficient performance and possibly even breakdowns due to overheating.
The best way to avoid these problems is simple: clean your commercial refrigerators! The best way to do this is with a professional cleaning service that specializes in cleaning industrial refrigeration systems in South Florida.
Commercial refrigeration is a huge industry, and it’s important that your business has the best commercial refrigerators in the market.
If you are looking for new units or want to repair old ones, contact green technology specialists at Green Refrigeration LLC (561) 303-7303 today. We have 30+ years of experience with all kinds of brands and models for your convenience!