Repairing commercial refrigeration systems: Tasks you can do
If you’re a grocery store, restaurant or convenience store owner, then you know that repairing commercial refrigeration systems can be a daunting task. However, there’s a team that knows there are three repair tasks you may be able to do yourself.
Source Refrigeration has been helping businesses in Georgia, Southern California and Florida with a variety of commercial refrigeration system services for more than 20 years. Our team has gained experience that allows us to help you tackle tasks such as refrigeration system maintenance, repair, optimization and installation. We also realize that some business owners may want to know if there are small repair tasks you can do yourself so you can save some money on repairing your commercial refrigeration equipment.
Repairing your own commercial refrigeration equipment is possible for minor repairs
Our Source Refrigeration team knows repairing commercial refrigeration systems can be expensive. This is why many owners look for repairs they can make themselves. While some repairs should be left for our professional technicians, there are three easy repair tasks you may be able to perform yourself.
One task you may be able to do yourself is deicing your refrigeration equipment. This task can be done using a brush or cloth and may help your system components perform better. You can also turn your system off overnight if you’re able. This will allow the ice to melt, and all you’ll have to do is wipe up the excess water before turning your equipment back on.
Another routine repair task you may be able to do yourself is replacing the door seals on your systems. Door seals are a small but important part of any refrigeration system because of their ability to keep cold air in your equipment and warm air out. The seal on most equipment models are fairly easy to replace, but there are several things we recommend you do before you try to replace them. For one thing, you’ll want to consult the equipment manual for instructions on how to replace the door seals. You’ll also want to make sure you have the correct replacement seals before you begin this project.
A third repair task you may be able to perform on your own is to replace broken door hinges on your refrigeration systems. The door hinges on your equipment see lots of use, and this heavy use can cause them to break. To replace them, you may only need a replacement hinge and a screwdriver or power drill. However, as with the door seals, you’ll want to check for installation instructions and that you have the appropriate part or parts for your systems.
All three of these repairs are ones you may be able to accomplish yourself. However, our Source Refrigeration team knows you may not have the time to get them done. If that’s true, we’ll be happy to help you with these simple repairs as well as more complex repairs, such as:
- Replacing broken compressors
- Repairing faulty energy management systems
- Stopping refrigerant leaks
- Replacing fan motors
There are many other services we offer at Source Refrigeration to help you with repairing commercial refrigeration systems. To find out more about all our services, you just have to contact our teams in Georgia, Southern California or Florida today.