A faulty commercial cool room can halt business operations, lead to food wastage and ruin your business reputation. Whether you run a restaurant or sell fresh food product, you need reliable refrigeration equipment to maintain the quality of your products. For this reason, you must be on the lookout for potential signs of faults before they affect your business. With this in mind, here are three warning signs that your walk-in cool room requires immediate repairs.
Temperature fluctuations in a walk-in cool room can result from habits such as opening the refrigerator too often. However, if you notice these fluctuations even when there isn't a lot of activity in the fridge, you need to watch out for the following problems:
If refrigerated food starts to thaw or collects too much frost, check for the above faults in your cool room.
When food goes stale in your cool room, you may notice some unusual odours. Usually, one can distinguish food-related odours from non-food smells. If you detect an odour that isn't coming from the food, your refrigerant may be leaking. Refrigerant is the fluid that facilitates the cooling process. It has a sweet, chloroform smell. If you notice this odour in your cool room, call for immediate repairs. Refrigerant leaks can prevent the refrigerator from cooling efficiently, which may reduce the quality of your stored product.
Water puddles and damp flooring
Water puddles and damp floors signal air leaks in your cool room. Air leaks cause heat exchange, which can lead to condensation. Condensation occurs as small water puddles on your freezer shelves, floors or walls. Check your door seal for wear. Also, inspect your wall, ceiling and floor insulation for wear and inefficiencies.
Contact a refrigeration repair company for more information.
Hello, my name is Carl and this is my construction and contractor blog. I do not work in the construction business but last year, my wife and I had a lot of work carried out on our summer home which is located on the Gold Coast. Winter storms had damaged the roof and a couple of seabirds had made a nest in there. The place was a real mess but thankfully the contractors did a great job of repairing the roof and fixing up the damage to the loft space. I learn a lot during the repairs so I decided to start a new blog. Enjoy!