Properly functioning commercial refrigeration is crucial for any business that stores perishable goods. This is especially critical in the warmest time of year. A broken system can result in spoiled goods totaling thousands of dollars. It goes without saying that regular commercial refrigerator maintenance is vital.
Why Regular Commercial Refrigerator Maintenance Matters
During cooler months, lower ambient temperatures keep storage items cool even if the refrigeration units has minor issues. Unfortunately, this benefit goes out the window in the summer months. This is why pre-summer and summer maintenance is the best prevention. It reduces chances of requiring a last-minute emergency repair.
Regularly schedule an inspection. A basic evaluation of your unit includes:
- Checking the unit’s temperature reading
- Checking refrigerant levels
- Verifying thermostat and pressure controls
- Inspecting the condensing unit’s suction, liquid, and discharge lines
Install an Automatic Alarm
Many modern commercial refrigeration units have an automatic alarm that alerts staff if a malfunction occurs. Nowadays, the alarm is part of smart monitoring technology with telematics that allow you to check the system’s health remotely. This includes 24/7 monitoring of items such as temperature, suction pressure, and compressor function.
Remote monitoring enables you to take immediate action if something goes wrong. You have about four hours to rectify the situation before perishable goods begin to be affected.
Be Mindful of Location
The ideal location for a commercial unit is away from exterior walls. This is especially true for exterior walls with windows. Heat penetrates through walls and windows, which can cause refrigeration units to work harder. This reduces efficiency, leading to more frequent breakdowns.
We Inspect Commercial Units
Summer is the worst time for a refrigeration unit to go out because you have less time to act. Our store development solutions include both repairs and new unit installations. Contact us at All Points Heating in Mukilteo for preventive commercial refrigerator maintenance.
Commercial Refrigerator Prevention Maintenance Experts Serving Arlington
Serving customers from Arlington to Renton and Bellevue. Furthermore, we service the areas of Seattle, Redmond, Bothell, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Everett, Marysville, Mill Creek, Woodinville, Kirkland, Mercer Island and the surrounding area.