Commercial Refrigeration Cleaning – The Missing Link!
If there’s something food retailers, and other industries who are highly dependent on commercial refrigeration dread, it’s having to place a maintenance call to fix the appliance that has mysteriously stopped working. Even worse is when it’s an emergency call-in. You potentially begin to feel the stress of downtime, unforeseen expenses, and impending doom weighing down on you, whilst nervously awaiting the verdict. Upon a thorough inspection, your maintenance provider sympathetically explains to you that your refrigeration cleaning has been neglected and the condenser coils and gaskets on your fridge have had it.
To add salt to the wound, they explain that with regular refrigeration cleaning and maintenance, refrigerators can have a lifespan of around 15 years. In other words – this premature situation could have been easily avoided. If only you’d known…why weren’t you told about this?!?
That’s the question isn’t it? When you bought your lovely new commercial refrigerator, there’s a chance that the salesperson spent 99% of their time pitching you the benefits, with a cursory 1% mention of future maintenance. If you think about how the sales process works, this makes sense. They don’t want to dampen the moment with the prospect of refrigeration cleaning and maintenance costs. When we’re buying expensive, high-risk items, we like to hope that the product expense is limited to the initial purchase.
Like most equipment and machinery however, if you want your refrigerator to have a long and healthy lifespan, some regular TLC is non-negotiable. This means establishing a maintenance plan that includes refrigeration cleaning and inspection at regular intervals. But don’t panic just yet! Whilst you might be imagining your hard-earned dollars flowing down the drain, believe it or not, this is an investment in your refrigerator, and your bottom line, that can save you money in the long-run.
If you’re feeling sceptical, it could be understandable. After all, it’s often difficult to conceptualise future savings when we’re having to shell out money in the present. However, if you want to gain a better understanding of how refrigeration cleaning can benefit you… just read on!
Key benefits of refrigeration cleaning and maintenance
When it comes to your refrigerators, there are two key components particularly to keep at the forefront: condenser coils and door gaskets (AKA seals). The condenser coils are usually located underneath, at the back, or sometimes on top of your fridge. They are a key part of your refrigerator’s cooling system, ensuring that it remains cool by drawing out and dissipating heat. When condensers become dirty, they struggle to do this, and have to expend more energy to perform the same function. If this goes on long enough, overheating and bigger problems can ensue.
Gaskets are the seals on the doors of your refrigerators that keep the heat out and the cool in. When they don’t work properly, your fridge will be working much harder to stay cold – this translates as higher costs where energy is concerned.
Regular refrigeration cleaning and inspections are an easy solution in these situations, and can also prevent smaller issues from escalating into larger, more expensive problems. A refrigerator that’s in good working order also runs much more efficiently, reducing the cost of power.
Another benefit of a maintenance service is that sometimes refrigerators are malfunctioning in a way that only a trained and professional eye would notice. Not to mention the peace of mind gained when you know your equipment is well cared for and unlikely to break down in the near future. This is particularly so for commercial businesses such as cafes and restaurants, where reliable refrigeration is vital for service, profitability and legislation purposes.
How do I organise my refrigeration cleaning and servicing?
If you’re going to do something, doing it right the first time always pays off. You could dabble with DIY or hiring an unqualified handyman for the job, but there’s a high risk that things can go downhill fast. Instead, choose a reputable company such as BEARS Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Services – qualified professionals who appreciate long term client relations, and who know and understand the mechanics of refrigeration. With extensive industry experience gained over more than 3 decades, there’s not much the team at BEARS hasn’t seen! For service you can trust, get in touch with us today to discuss your commercial refrigeration needs.