Common causes of restaurant refrigeration repair
Your restaurant refrigeration unit may seem like a huge (and expensive) puzzle. When something goes wrong, even something small, it can be difficult to assess whether it’s the beginning of a major issue. And if something huge does happen, like a total loss of power or system failure, it can leave you worried about the cost of inventory loss and repair — or replacement.
There are some common problems that occur with restaurant refrigeration units, and the team of 700 field-based service technicians at Source Refrigeration are available 365/24-7 to help you diagnose and repair these issues as quickly and affordably as possible.
Here are some symptoms you may face with your commercial refrigeration units and the steps that can be taken to diagnose — or prevent them in the first place.
It’s one of the biggest concerns of a restaurant owner or manager: a commercial refrigeration unit with no power. No power means no cooling, which could mean costly inventory spoilage. Your Source Refrigeration tech will look at all possible causes, from an electrical problem to an issue with the unit itself.
Lack of cooling
Second to a lack of power is a restaurant refrigeration unit that isn’t cooling properly. This may be something that’s immediately obvious, or a problem that shows itself over time. There are some basic troubleshooting steps to take here, like ensuring the commercial refrigeration is placed far enough away from walls and other equipment to allow for effective air circulation. The gask may be worn from age or overuse, so a Source Refrigeration technician can examine whether the unit doors are closing properly or allowing cool air to leak out. Your service tech may also look at the temperature control gauge to determine whether any “off” readings are accurate or due to problems with the gauge itself.
If your restaurant refrigeration unit is freezing up and/or ice is collecting inside, it could be an issue with the evaporator. With regular maintenance, Source Refrigeration can ensure all drain lines are clear, as clogged lines might lead to a locked up evaporator. The issue may also be due to a low charge, which can cause a partial freeze. To diagnose this issue, your techs will examine the pressure and subcooling of the unit.
Finally, the issue may be as simple as a lack of light within the unit. In instances like this, burned bulbs can be replaced, or deeper issues can be uncovered. Source Refrigeration’s field technicians are fully trained on and experienced with a variety of brand and manufacturers, so they can quickly replace burned bulbs without causing any damage to the unit.
Is your mission-critical restaurant refrigeration system in need of repair? Call us today to schedule a visit, or to choose a maintenance package that meets your needs.